<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usMon, 23 Oct 2017 07:18:20 -0500Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:18:20 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Three Stars: Wingels, Toews Stand Out in Blackhawks' Win]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:05:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-864836010.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a sluggish start against the only winless team in the NHL, but they finished strong as they picked up a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Bouma Score as Blackhawks Keep Coyotes Winless]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:31:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-864840940.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had to deal with some adversity on their way to a win over the Arizona Coyotes, but they persevered and picked up a road victory.

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<![CDATA[Wingels Denied Penalty Shot Goal on Controversial Call]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:06:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860718492.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Tommy Wingels got a penalty shot during the team's Saturday game against the Arizona Coyotes, but that was just the beginning of the story.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Coyotes: Game Preview]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:39:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-861452260.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost three of their last four games after getting off to a strong start, but they’ll look to rebound when they play the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Kane's Cup Winner in Running for Greatest NHL Moment]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:48:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-171460306.jpg
The NHL is holding a contest to determine the league's greatest moments, and the Chicago Blackhawks are well-represented on the list.

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<![CDATA[Schmaltz Expected Back on the Ice vs. Blues]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NickSchmaltz919.jpg
After a five-day layoff, the Chicago Blackhawks will be back on the ice Wednesday as they take on the St. Louis Blues, and they’ll have one of their most important players back with them.

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<![CDATA[Olczyk to Call Blackhawks' Games This Week]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:02:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-154187845.jpg
For fans of Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, we have some really good news for you.

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<![CDATA[Wild vs. Blackhawks: Game Preview]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:56:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860718984.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hope to keep their strong start to the season alive as they take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Forsling Sports Shield, Stitches After Taking Puck to Face]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858444076.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are getting ready to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at the United Center, but defenseman Gustav Forsling is fortunate that he will be able to play after a scary incident in the...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Maple Leafs: Game Preview]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858440826.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will take their first road trip of the season on Monday, as they take on the high-flying Toronto Maple Leafs.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks, Leafs Square Off Amidst Historic Starts]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:58:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505158430.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have made some history with their offense in the first two games of the regular season, and that is going to set the stage for an incredible battle with the Toronto Maple Leafs on...

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Monday Could Be a Day for the Memory Banks]]> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:31:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-692314926.jpg
Chicago sports fans have gotten to experience a lot of special days in the city’s long and colorful athletic history, and Monday has the potential to be one for the memory banks.

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<![CDATA[Olcyzk 'Overwhelmed' by Support During Cancer Battle]]> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 21:41:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-154187862.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk returned to the United Center on Saturday night, where he was treated to a thunderous ovation during the team’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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<![CDATA[Blue Jackets vs. Blackhawks: Panarin Returns to the UC]]> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:47:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858467668.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will welcome a familiar face back to the United Center on Saturday night, as Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets will come to town.

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<![CDATA[Bulls, Blackhawks Announce New Bag Policy at United Center]]> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800196772.png
The NBA and the NHL have stepped up security at Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Kane, Saad Key Big Hawks Win]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:47:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858133668.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made some big changes in the offseason, and they seemed to pay off right away Thursday as they annihilated the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Saad Joins Exclusive Club With Opening Night Hat Trick]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:23:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858063112.jpg
On Thursday night, Brandon Saad stole the show as he netted three goals in the team’s astonishing 10-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he joined some exclusive company in the process.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Walk the Red Carpet Ahead of Home Opener]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:05:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858032670.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got the red carpet treatment on Thursday as they got ready to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Make History With Blowout Win]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:07:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/196*120/GettyImages-858063198.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were looking to make a statement against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night, and that’s exactly what they did as they put up an incredible 10 goals in a 10-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Bickell Gets 'One More Shift' for Blackhawks]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:50:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bryan+bickell+0406.jpg
Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell got to retire as a member of the team earlier this week, but the team had one more honor in store for him as he leaves the NHL.
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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Penguins: Game Preview]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:49:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-854797498.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will finally get their season underway on Thursday when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center, and new faces are all over the lineup as the team hits the ice.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Season Preview: Five Bold Predictions]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8510883761.jpg
After months of talk and speculation, the Chicago Blackhawks will finally put their new team on the ice Thursday as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their season opener at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Acquire Prospect From Canadiens]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:40:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668281974.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a trade on Wednesday afternoon, acquiring forward Andreas Martinsen from the Montreal Canadiens.

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<![CDATA[Lauren Petty Makes Incredible 'Shoot the Puck' on Live TV ]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 06:44:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/NBC5+4AM+News+Clean+-+06230823_29177299.jpg
NBC 5's Lauren Petty played "shoot the puck" on live TV Thursday morning ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks' season opener -- and she made it! ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Hossa on LTIR]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:31:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632515992.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made it official on Wednesday, placing winger Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Sign Franson to 1-Year Deal]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:48:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6412442261.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman Cody Franson on a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Bickell Signs 1-Day Deal to Retire With Blackhawks]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:34:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bryan+Bickell.png
Former Chicago Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell was forced to retire last season after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but on Wednesday, he’ll officially end his career in an entirely appropriate way.

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<![CDATA[Season Simulation Paints Grim Picture for Blackhawks]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 20:07:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668280360.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping that a fourth Stanley Cup in nine years is in their future, but according to a simulation run by a popular video game, fans shouldn’t stock up on champagne just yet.

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<![CDATA[NHL Makes Decision on Marian Hossa's Status: Report]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marian+hossa81.jpg
After a lot of indecision on the part of the NHL, it appears that the league has finally made its decision regarding salary cap relief for Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Roster Tracker: Hinostroza Sent Down]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510721542.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are putting together their roster for opening night, and we're tracking all of the team's moves this week.

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<![CDATA[Forsberg Unveils Sweet New Blackhawks Mask]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 21:02:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-510415856.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg may be new to the organization, but his new mask is a tremendous tribute to his new team.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Keith Rank Among NHL's Top 50 Players]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:43:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852676720.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is one of the top players in the NHL, but just how high did he rank on a new list of the league’s best?

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<![CDATA[Chicago Blackhawks Final Roster Predictions]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:02:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Artem+Anisimov.png
The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their preseason schedule with a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, and now the team’s attention will be turned fully to their opening night roster.

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<![CDATA[President Tweets Video of Blackhawks, Blues During Anthem]]> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:58:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-626433370.jpg
President Donald Trump has been vocal in his opposition to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, and now he’s pulling the Chicago Blackhawks into the fray.

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<![CDATA[Report: Ville Pokka Clears Waivers for Blackhawks]]> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:05:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-177475739.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks reportedly placed defenseman Ville Pokka on waivers Friday, and the team can breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Gustafsson, Dauphin Cut From Hawks' Camp Roster]]> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:46:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-511421406.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are getting closer to setting their regular season roster, as they trimmed three more players from the final list.

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<![CDATA[Toews Weighs in On National Anthem Protests]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:18:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800224610.jpg
While the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem continues to rage on, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is worried that the dialogue over the issue has moved beyond its intended...

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<![CDATA[Who Will Make the Blackhawks' Regular Season Roster?]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:50:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851617912.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are halfway through their training camp and preseason, and there are still plenty of questions about which players will be on the final roster when the season begins.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Trim Fortin, Svedberg From Training Camp Roster]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:03:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-852681694.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a pair of roster moves this weekend as they continue to trim down their preseason roster.

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<![CDATA[Winners and Losers: Evaluating the Blackhawks' Preseason]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:36:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851619900.jpg
Now that the Chicago Blackhawks are halfway through their preseason schedule, we're taking a look at which players have stood out, and which ones have work to do to make the team's roster.

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<![CDATA[Toews to Make Preseason Debut Saturday]]> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:28:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6555070601.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are preparing for their third preseason game on Saturday night, and one of their biggest stars will be on the ice for the first time.

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<![CDATA[Baun, Glass Placed on Waivers by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:21:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KyleBaun.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly made two more roster moves on Friday as they continue to put together their lineup for the 2017-18 season.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Schmaltz, Saad Shine in Blackhawks' Win]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NickSchmaltz922.jpg
If the preseason is any indication, then the Chicago Blackhawks’ offense is going to be just fine, as they steamrolled the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Return to United Center for Preseason Opener]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:40:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-851079756.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks returned home to the United Center on Thursday for their first home preseason game of the year, and they brought along their biggest stars for the party.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Could Get Denied Cap Relief for Hossa: Report]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:35:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619017020.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are still awaiting official word from the NHL on whether or not they will get salary cap relief because of Marian Hossa’s skin condition, but according to a new report, there’s at least a...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Send Jokiharju to Juniors in Flurry of Moves]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:13:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-800224670.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a flurry of roster moves on Thursday, as 2017 first round draft pick Henri Jokiharju was sent back to his junior team.

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<![CDATA[Sharp, Saad Both Set to Play for Blackhawks Thursday]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:58 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-475639328.png
The Chicago Blackhawks will play their first home game of the preseason on Thursday night, and they will be rolling out a lineup full of their biggest stars.

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<![CDATA[Rapper Vic Mensa Calls Blackhawks' Logo 'Racist']]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:10:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-828770828.jpg
Rapper Vic Mensa is a Chicago native, and he weighed in Thursday on one of the most iconic sports logos in the city.

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<![CDATA[Miller, Mitchell Cut From Blackhawks' Roster]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:31:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-638988364.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks brought a group of veteran free agents into camp this preseason, but they’ve already let three of them go as it appears a youth movement is in full effect.

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