<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSun, 04 Dec 2016 23:04:27 -0600Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:04:27 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Blackhawks Call Up Lars Johansson to Replace Corey Crawford]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:47:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522507568.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had some options on how they wanted to set their roster after Corey Crawford underwent an appendectomy on Saturday, and on Sunday they have made their choice as Lars Johansson was recalled...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Update on Crawford After Emergency Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:19:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619017298.png
The Chicago Blackhawks had an unpleasant surprise Saturday as Corey Crawford had to undergo an appendectomy, and head coach Joel Quenneville provided an update on the goaltender's condition after their...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Eric Semborski as Back-Up Goaltender]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:08:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/eric+semborski+.png
Every sports fan's dream is to get pulled out of the stands and play for their favorite team, and for one Philadelphia resident, that dream could become a reality as the Chicago Blackhawks had to sign an...

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Undergoes Appendectomy]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:51:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620163066.png
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been an All-Star caliber player this season, but an unexpected medical condition has forced him out of the team's lineup for the time being.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Jonathan Toews on Injured Reserve]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:58:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews7.png
The Chicago Blackhawks brought back Trevor van Riemsdyk on Friday, and to make room on their roster they have placed Jonathan Toews on injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Video: Toews Takes on Matthews in Epic Trick Shootout]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:08:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+toews+GettyImages-460418935.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews may have the nickname of “Captain Serious,” but he showed his lighter side in a new trick shot video with one of the NHL’s fastest-rising stars.

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<![CDATA[Several Blackhawks Stars Omitted From All-Star Game Ballot]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:57:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
Fan voting for the NHL All-Star Game opened up on Thursday afternoon, and while usual suspects like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are on the ballot representing the Chicago Blackhawks, there are a couple...

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<![CDATA[Toews Out Again for Blackhawks vs. Devils Thursday]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:45:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews6.png
The Chicago Blackhawks got some good and bad news on the injury front on Thursday morning as Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov continue to deal with ailments.

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<![CDATA[Roberto Luongo Mocks Himself After Awesome Panarin Goal]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:18:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615554380.png
Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo looked silly in trying to defend a shootout attempt by Artemi Panarin on Tuesday, but the star kept some good humor about the situation.

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<![CDATA[NHL Announces Start of All-Star Game Fan Voting]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:26:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/462082324-nhl-logo-generic.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks routinely clean up in NHL All-Star voting, and this week the team’s fans will once again get their chance to go to the ballot box.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Remain One of NHL's Most Valuable Franchises]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:50:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-623073822.png
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have done much in the 2016 playoffs, but they are still one of the most valuable teams in the NHL according to a new valuation.

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<![CDATA[Toews to Miss 3rd Straight Game Tuesday Night]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:24:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/toews7.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be back on home ice Tuesday night, but they'll still be without one of their most important players when they take on the Florida Panthers.]]>
<![CDATA[Toews, Tootoo Out for Blackhawks vs. Kings]]> Sat, 26 Nov 2016 16:13:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619016242.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will finish off their circus trip on Saturday night, but they'll have to do so without one of their key forwards as they take on the Los Angeles Kings.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane's Act of Kindness Goes Viral]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:37:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609841536.png
The Chicago Blackhawks have taken their act on the road for their annual circus trip, and for one lucky fan in Edmonton, he got to meet his favorite player in a heartwarming meeting outside of the team's hotel.

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<![CDATA[Stan Bowman Discusses Team's 2017 NHL Draft Plans]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:47:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Stan+Bowman.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will host the NHL Entry Draft next summer, and although they haven’t had a first round pick in the last two years because of trades, it appears that they’re going to make it a priority to...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Appear on 'Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics']]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:20:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-460958364.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will battle the St. Louis Blues in the 2017 Winter Classic early next year, and as they prepare for their journey outdoors, television cameras will once again be there to chronicle...

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Panarin, Kane Lead Blackhawks Over Canucks]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:22:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619016694.png
The Chicago Blackhawks were down three goals going into the third period of Saturday's game vs. Vancouver, but thanks to the efforts of our Three Stars of the game, they stormed back and notched an overtime...

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<![CDATA[Report: Blackhawks 'Investigated' Reunion With Young Star]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:29:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477355510.jpg
After the 2015 Stanley Cup championship, the Chicago Blackhawks had to trade away Brandon Saad, but according to a new report, that wasn't the final chapter in the story between the two.

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<![CDATA[Reports: Bulls, Hawks Getting Rid of Circus Trip]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:46:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-140144159.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls have had to deal with a two-week long circus trip each November, but that is all about to change according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores Ridiculous Goal vs. Canadiens]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:34:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kane5.png
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is one of the most electrifying athletes in the sport of hockey, and he showed why on Sunday with a stunning goal against the Montreal Canadiens.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Pay Tribute to Andrew Shaw at United Center]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:31:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shaw.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw played a key role on two Stanley Cup winning teams, and on Sunday the Hawks honored him with a tribute video at the United Center.
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<![CDATA[Sopel, Burish Highlight Blackhawks' Alumni Game Roster]]> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:23:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brent+sopel+GettyImages-102081794.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to beat the St. Louis Blues in an alumni showdown ahead of the Winter Classic, and on Friday the team announced their roster for the rivalry showdown.

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<![CDATA[Former Blackhawk Bryan Bickell Diagnosed With MS]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:37:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/GettyImages-459635672.jpg
Former Blackhawks player and current Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he and the team announced Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Hawks to Face Wayne Gretzky in Winter Classic Alumni Game]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:22:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-223993.jpg
The St. Louis Blues announced their roster for the Winter Classic alumni game, and Chicago Blackhawks fans may be surprised to see a certain "great" player on the opposing roster for the game.

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<![CDATA[Artem Anisimov Ruled Out for Friday's Game vs. Capitals]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:05:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/GettyImages-503296754.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has been a key contributor during the team's recent winning streak, but they'll have to play without him on Friday night against the Washington Capitals.

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<![CDATA[Video: Panarin Throws Down in Blackhawks' Game Wednesday]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:12:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-622099110.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin is known for his goal-scoring ability, but he showed a different side to his game during his team's battle with the St. Louis Blues Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Video: Blackhawks Unveil 2017 Winter Classic Jersey]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:20:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620179220.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will play in another outdoor game when they take on the St. Louis Blues in January, and on Wednesday they unveiled their jerseys for the game.

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<![CDATA[Corey Crawford Named NHL's Second Star of the Week]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:17:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620163066.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won six consecutive games, and one of the biggest reasons for their success was honored by being named one of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Agree to Contract With Top Prospect]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:34:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543014928+%281%29.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won six straight games and are one of the hottest teams in the league, but they made news off the ice on Monday as they agreed to terms with their top prospect.

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<![CDATA[Joel Quenneville Weighs in On Game 7 of World Series]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:06:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-477286920.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville knows a thing or two about winning championships, but his thoughts on Game 7 of the World Series may surprise you.

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<![CDATA[Video: Hossa Shares Touching Moment With Daughter Sunday]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:21:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hossa.png
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa was honored for scoring his 500th career goal on Sunday, and during the ceremony, he shared a touching moment with his daughter.
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<![CDATA[Marian Hossa Scores 500th Career Goal for Blackhawks Tuesday]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:55:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MarianHossa1018.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa made some history on Tuesday night, scoring his 500th career goal during the team's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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<![CDATA[Hartman Out, Tootoo in for Blackhawks vs. Flyers]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:41:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tootoo.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without at least one player on Tuesday as Ryan Hartman will miss their game against the Philadelphia Flyers.]]>
<![CDATA[Duncan Keith Unveils Line of Breakfast Cereal]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:46:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/duncan+keith1.png
Three Stanley Cups and a pair of Olympic gold medals will make anyone famous, but for Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, he now has hit another level of fame, as he has his own breakfast cereal. ]]>
<![CDATA[Panik Gets Hat Trick to Lead Blackhawks Past Predators, 5-3 ]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:40:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510090134.jpg
Richard Panik came through big to help the Chicago Blackhawks get their first win of the season.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Open Season With Win vs. Blues]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:21:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611916576.jpg
After a longer-than-normal offseason, the Chicago Blackhawks will finally start the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night when they welcome the St. Louis Blues to the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Niklas Hjalmarsson Suspended for Season Opener vs. Blues]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:51:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*128/GettyImages-517700506.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the St. Louis Blues at the United Center in their regular season opener next week, but they will do so without one of their key defensive players in the lineup.
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<![CDATA[Kero, Gustafsson Among Blackhawks Sent Down]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:02:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gustafson.png
After playing three preseason games in three days, the Chicago Blackhawks sent down a group of players on Monday, including a trio with legitimate hopes of making the final roster.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Drop the Puck on Preseason vs. Penguins]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:20:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510721542.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will drop the puck on their preseason schedule Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the game will give fans a first glimpse at the next generation of talent.

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<![CDATA[Panarin Seeking Huge Pay Raise From Blackhawks: Report]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:04:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Panarin.png
The Chicago Blackhawks struck gold when they signed Artemi Panarin to a contract, but as negotiations begin on the star's next deal, the team could be forking over some serious cash to the Russian-born...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Alexandre Fortin to 3-Year Contract]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:15:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/alexandre+fortin+GettyImages-535546286.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to add scoring depth to their organization, and that's what they did Sunday as they signed Alexandre Fortin to a three-year entry level contract.

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