<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:45:29 -0500 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:45:29 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Darling Named Starter for Game 6]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:32:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will go back to goaltender Scott Darling for Game 6 of their series with the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Rozsival Struggles Again as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:16:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/202*120/Rozsival.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a chance to knock off the Nashville Predators on Thursday night, but two Michal Rozsival miscues helped force a Game 6 in Chicago.]]>
<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Are You Worried About the Hawks?]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:54:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Does last night's loss have you worried about the Blackhawks? Vote here.]]>
<![CDATA[Predators Force Game 6, Beat Blackhawks 5-2]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:21:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP308023450544.jpg
In a scene painfully familiar to Chicago Blackhawks fans, the Nashville Predators struck for three goals in the third period of Game 5 to grab a 5-2 win on Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Predators: Game 5 Preview ]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:21:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+game+5+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won two straight games and will look to finish off the Nashville Predators in Game 5 Thursday night in the Music City.

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<![CDATA[Durbin Tied for Lead in NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:20:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/tlmd_dick_durbin_senador_illinois.jpg
Thanks to the Anaheim Ducks' first round sweep, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is tied for the lead in the NHL's playoff bracket challenge.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Fans: Show Us Your Game Face!]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:32:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks+fan+baby.jpg
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<![CDATA[Survey: Will Hawks End Series With Game 5 Win?]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:12:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Will the Blackhawks end their series against the Predators with a Game 5 win tonight?]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook's Goal Puts Him in Elite Hawks Company]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:24:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/brent+seabrook+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have clinched anything in their Game 4 win over the Nashville Predators, but Brent Seabrook did join an exclusive club with his game-winning goal.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Give Fans Late-to-Work Excuse Note ]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:41:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Predators-21-April-2015.jpg
For many diehard Blackhawks fans, Tuesday night’s game was filled with excitement, suspense, and a lot of yawns.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Fans React to Triple OT Win]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:41:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012058785_1200x675_432034371577.jpg
Excited Blackhawks fans react to the team's triple overtime win at the United Center.]]>
<![CDATA[Seabrook Scores in Triple OT to Give Hawks Win]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:50:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Predators-21-April-2015.jpg
It took three overtimes, but defenseman Brent Seabrook scored early in in the third extra session to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 4.

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<![CDATA[Three Players to Watch in Game 4]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:47:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/blackhawks10.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be gunning for a 3-1 series lead over the Nashville Predators Tuesday, and we have three players that have to step up in order for them to achieve that goal.]]>
<![CDATA[Darling Named Starting Goaltender in Game 4]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:30:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/204*120/469860366.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will stick with goaltender Scott Darling in net on Tuesday evening when they take on the Nashville Predators in Game 4.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Saad Shines as Blackhawks Triumph ]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:25:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+three+stars.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had an outstanding effort against the Nashville Predators Sunday, and three individual performances stood out to warrant inclusion in our "Three Stars" of the game.

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<![CDATA[Vermette in for Blackhawks vs. Predators Sunday]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:48:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/antoine+vermette+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have at least one new face in the lineup on Sunday afternoon, as Antoine Vermette will make his first start of the postseason.

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<![CDATA[Three Keys to Game 3 Victory for Blackhawks]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+team+2+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be forced to respond to Friday's drubbing as they take on the Nashville Predators Sunday, and they'll need these three players to be in top form.

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<![CDATA[IceHogs Announce 2014-15 Award Winners]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:02:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Ice+Hogs+Jersey+p1.jpg
The Rockford IceHogs are playoff bound, but before they begin their first round series against the Texas Stars, they announced their team award winners for the 2014-15 campaign.]]>
<![CDATA[What Lineup Changes Could Blackhawks Explore in Game 3? ]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:44:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+team+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks could make some lineup changes on Sunday afternoon, but which players could see playing time against the Nashville Predators?

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Picks Darling to Start Game 3 ]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:17:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP348432304881.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have a new starting goaltender on Sunday afternoon as Scott Darling will be in net for Game 3 of their series against the Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA[Weber Won't Travel to Chicago, Out for Game 3 vs. Hawks]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:55:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/shea+weber+getty.jpg
The Nashville Predators will be without their captain and top defenseman on Sunday afternoon as Shea Weber will miss Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Crawford vs. Darling: Who Will Start Game 3? ]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:05:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+scott+darling.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't go into the postseason with a goaltending controversy, but after two shaky games, head coach Joel Quenneville has a dilemma on his hands.

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<![CDATA[Predators Beat Blackhawks 6-2 ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:49:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Blackhawks-Predators-Hockey-17-April-2015.jpg
The Blackhawks were tied at 2-2 with the Nashville Predators, but the home side scored four unanswered goals in a 6-2 romp on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Look to Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Predators ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:11:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP43873623783_2_Blackhawks.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have a golden opportunity to take control of their series against the Nashville Predators as they look to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven battle.

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<![CDATA[Survey: Which Team Will Go Deeper in Their Playoffs?]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Today we're asking: Which team will go deeper in their playoffs, the Blackhawks or the Bulls?]]>
<![CDATA[Coach Q: Crawford Will Start Game 2 Vs. Predators]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:18:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+getty.jpg
After pulling Corey Crawford from Wednesday night's 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators, there was some question as to whether or not he would get the start in Game 2 of the series.

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<![CDATA[Should Darling Start Over Crawford in Game 2? ]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:09:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP348432304881.jpg
After making 42 saves and leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a come-from-behind win on Wednesday night, should Scott Darling start over Corey Crawford in Game 2 on Friday?

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<![CDATA[Survey: Darling or Crawford For Hawks' Game 2?]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:51:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Should Scott Darling start over Corey Crawford in Blackhawks' Game 2?]]>
<![CDATA[Oh My Darling! Hawks Down Predators 4-3]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:27:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/204*120/469860366.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals on Wednesday night to beat the Nashville Predators by a score of 4-3 in double overtime.

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<![CDATA[Vermette Likely a Healthy Scratch vs. Predators ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:10:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/165*120/467620146.jpg
In a move that will surely raise some eyebrows, it appears that Joel Quenneville will bench Antoine Vermette ahead of Game 1 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Predators: 5 Players to Watch ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:03:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/464523260.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their series with the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, and we have five players to keep an eye on as the Hawks begin their quest for a third Stanley Cup in six seasons.

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<![CDATA[Video: Patrick Kane Delivers Pizza to Firefighters]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:22:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/patrick+kane+pizza.png
What would you do if your favorite Chicago Blackhawks player showed up at your doorstep with dinner?
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<![CDATA[Flash Survey: Who Will Win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final?]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:08:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Who do you think will win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final? Vote here.]]>
<![CDATA[Patrick Kane Is Ready to Go]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000011946550_1200x675_427968067707.jpg
The Mullet is cut, the clavicle is healed and Patrick Kane is ready to go for the Blackhawks in their first round matchup against the Predators.]]>
<![CDATA[Kane Will Play in Game 1 for Blackhawks]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:23:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get back one of their best players for the first round of the playoffs, as Patrick Kane will return to the lineup for Game 1 against the Nashville Predators.

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<![CDATA[Hawks' Timonen, Richards Both Practice Monday ]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:29:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233160.jpg
After missing the final three games of the regular season, both Brad Richards and Kimmo Timonen were back on the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks in Monday's practice.

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<![CDATA[Kane Cleared for Lineup in First Round vs. Predators ]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:44:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*122/456092778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks winger practiced as a full participant in the team workout Monday, a move that was considered to be the final big hurdle before making his return to the ice

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<![CDATA[Crawford Wins William Jennings Trophy ]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford+getty.jpg
For the second time in his career, Corey Crawford has captured the William Jennings Trophy, sharing the honors with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks to Open Postseason Wednesday in Nashville]]> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:16:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+predators+getty.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators will begin the postseason on Wednesday night in the Music City, according to the newly released NHL schedule for the series.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Will Face Predators in First Round]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:22:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks+and+predators.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks clinched the third seed in the Central Division as the Minnesota Wild lost to the St Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Potential Playoff Opponents ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*121/4920158231.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will open the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs on the road, but which team will they face in the first round? We break down the possibilities here.

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<![CDATA[Flames, Jets Clinch Playoff Spots as Kings Are Eliminated]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:28:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*128/457198932.jpg
The final two spots in the Western Conference playoffs were claimed on Thursday night as the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames both clinched playoff berths.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Lose 2-1 to Blues Thursday ]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/162*120/459931072.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks lost their third straight game on Thursday night as the St. Louis Blues clinched the Central Division title in a 2-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Kruger, Timonen Out for Blackhawks vs. Blues]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:51:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/031815rangers.jpg
For the first time this season, the Chicago Blackhawks will not have Marcus Kruger in the lineup, as the center deals with an illness.

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<![CDATA[Darling's New Mask a Celebration of Chicago ]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:42:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are a Chicago institution, but as goaltender Scott Darling's new mask reminds us, the team is just one part of an amazing collage in the city.

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<![CDATA[Playoff Update: Hawks Can't Gain Ground as Wild Clinch]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:05:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP649264212876_Blackhawks.jpg
The Western Conference playoff race is nearing its end, but with several top teams losing, things are still very interesting throughout the playoff hunt.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Dan Aykroyd Shoots the Puck at Hawks Game]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/danAP101205137793.jpg
Actor and comedy legend Dan Aykroyd may not have been born in Chicago, but he's certainly a legend in the city, and he showed that he has some hockey skills as he shot the puck at the United Center Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Wild Clinch Playoff Spot As They Beat Blackhawks 2-1 ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/178*120/468872598.jpg
The Minnesota Wild clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night as goals by Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker in the third period lifted them over the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 2-1.

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<![CDATA[Kane Progressing, But Not Taking Contact Yet ]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:58:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
The next step in Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane's recovery from a broken clavicle is to take contact in practice, and although he's progressing, he isn't at that stage just yet according to Joel...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Rule Out Richards for Rest of Regular Season]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:52:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233160.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without center Brad Richards for the final three games of the regular season, the team announced on Tuesday morning.

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