<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:20:04 -0600 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:20:04 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hawks Look to Win Third Straight Road Game]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:39:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233150.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to go three-for-Canada on Sunday as they take on the Vancouver Canucks in British Columbia.

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<![CDATA[Danault to Make NHL Debut as Blackhawks Take on Oilers ]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:03:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/117271798.jpg
Antti Raanta will get his first start in net since Oct. 25, but the big story for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night will be a rookie center making his NHL debut against the Edmonton Oilers.

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<![CDATA[Kane Shows Flair for Dramatic Again in Blackhawks' Victory]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:45:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a tough time putting away the Calgary Flames Thursday night, but Patrick Kane was there to save the day as his game-winning goal got the circus trip off to a flying start.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Sharp on LTIR, Recall Danault]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:06:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a salary cap-saving move on Friday, placing Patrick Sharp on long-term injured reserve and recalling Phillip Danault from the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores as Hawks Win 4-3]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks blew two different leads, but Patrick Kane's third period goal was enough as they scored a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Shaw to Miss Circus Trip Opener with Upper Body Injury]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:46:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are starting their circus trip on Thursday night, but they will be a bit short-handed as Andrew Shaw will miss the game with an upper body injury.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Find Consistency as Circus Trip Begins]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/456992850.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will begin their circus trip on Thursday against the Calgary Flames, and they will be looking for some consistency on offense over the next six games.

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<![CDATA[NHL All-Star Fan Voting Opens ]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/138029743.jpg
With the NHL set to host its first All-Star Game since 2012, the league has opened fan voting to determine the first six players to make the rosters in Columbus.

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<![CDATA[Trailer Debuts for "Road to the NHL Winter Classic"]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/475965333.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hit the ice January 1 against the Washington Capitals, and the trailer for the TV show that will profile their journey to the nation's capital has debuted.

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<![CDATA[Why the Blackhawks Sent Down Stephen Johns]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:35:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/170*120/456461572.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks recalled Stephen Johns on Monday and then promptly sent him down on Tuesday, leaving some fans to ask why the team made the move in the first place.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place van Riemsdyk on LTIR]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:15:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were forced to make a slew of roster moves on Monday, including placing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk on Long-Term Injured Reserve.

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<![CDATA[Foley Heads into Hockey Hall of Fame]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:04:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233160.jpg
In this edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at Pat Foley's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as Brad Richards' special guest at his 1000th career NHL game.

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<![CDATA[Trevor van Riemsdyk Could Miss Significant Time with Injury]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:32:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/456609836.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk could miss significant time after sustaining a lower body injury while blocking a shot in Sunday's win over the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Blast Stars 6-2 Sunday]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:59:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/168*120/457975343.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal outburst in the third period to blowout the Dallas Stars on Sunday night by a score of 6-2.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Change Up Lineup Before Date with Stars ]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:34:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456997878.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be welcoming a couple of players back to their lineup on Sunday night, with Daniel Carcillo and Joakim Nordstrom taking roles against the Dallas Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Recall Darling, Send Raanta to Rockford]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:54:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made a bit of a surprising roster move on Saturday, sending goaltender Antti Raanta down to Rockford and recalling Scott Darling to back up Corey Crawford.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville's Line Tinkering Hinders Hawks vs. Red Wings]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:08:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
Every so often, Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville hits his line blender a little too hard, and he did just that against the Detroit Red Wings Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Offense Sputters in 4-1 Loss to Red Wings ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:09:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/164*120/486160917.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks were looking to continue their winning streak in the Motor City, but their offense sputtered instead as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Detroit Red Wings.

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<![CDATA[Datsyuk Returns as Blackhawks Prepare to Face Red Wings]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:11:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Kruger+Faceoff.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won three of their last four games, but Pavel Datsyuk's return for the Detroit Red Wings will pose an interesting challenge on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Oduya "Fine", Carcillo Close to Return from Leg Injury ]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:24:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233172.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got some good news on the injury front Thursday, as Johnny Oduya skated without issue in practice and Daniel Carcillo continued his recovery from a lower-body injury.

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<![CDATA[Oduya Injured in Hawks Win]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:19:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/458233172.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have a couple of forwards out of the lineup already, but their blue line took a hit Tuesday as Johnny Oduya left the team's win over Tampa Bay with an injury.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Hjalmarsson's Hustle Helps Hawks to Win ]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:21:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/458601778.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks wanted to make a statement against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, and they did just that thanks to some key individual performances.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Stops 27 as Hawks Beat Lightning]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:27:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/495182647.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks lost a third period lead Tuesday night, but they came out with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning thanks to Patrick Kane's shootout tally.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Top NHL Jersey Sales in October ]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:32:36 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL's most popular teams, and their popularity has helped Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews move to the top of the league's jersey sales list.

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<![CDATA[NHL Salary Cap Stagnation Could Spell Doom for Blackhawks]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:37:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-bruins-G6-4.jpg
With huge raises for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews coming next year, a stagnant NHL salary cap could mean that some familiar faces could be sent packing by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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<![CDATA[Capitals' Second Period Rally Costs Blackhawks]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:37:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/161*120/458599266.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks held a 2-0 lead early in the second period, but a furious rally led the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory at the United Center Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Headlines: Saad, Regin Looking to Step Up in Sharp's Absence]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:53:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/494771679.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be playing without Patrick Sharp for the next few weeks, but several players are looking to step up in his absence.

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<![CDATA[Sharp to Miss 3 to 4 Weeks with Injury]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:13:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/blackhawks+blues+getty+2013.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Patrick Sharp for approximately three to four weeks, according to head coach Joel Quenneville.

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<![CDATA[Regin Recalled from Rockford to Replace Sharp in Lineup]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:22:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/493969285.jpg
With Patrick Sharp's recent injury, the Chicago Blackhawks were forced to recall a forward, and Peter Regin was the chosen one as they brought him back from the Rockford IceHogs.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Unveil 2015 Winter Classic Jersey ]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:36:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/220*120/WC+Jersey+p1.jpg
When the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Washington Capitals on January 1 in the nation's capital, they will be wearing 1957-inspired white jerseys, the team revealed on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Should Replace Patrick Sharp in Hawks' Lineup? ]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:56:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will likely be without Patrick Sharp for a while, but which player should they call up to replace him in the lineup?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Scoring Woes a Worrying Trend ]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:51:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/hawks_5-26.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have been long on sizzle and short on steak this season, but is their scoring drought a cause for concern or a blip on the radar?

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<![CDATA[Central Division Power Rankings: Week 4]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:50:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/489816057.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost three of their last four games, but how far did they fall in this week's Central Division Power Rankings?

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<![CDATA[Jets Shut Out Blackhawks 1-0]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:39:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/173*120/458312218.jpg
Michael Frolik scored 20 seconds in, and that's all Michael Hutchinson and the Winnipeg Jets needed as they blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Scott Darling Demoted to Rockford Following Three Starts ]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:15:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/458011722.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks ended days of speculation on Friday when they announced that Antti Raanta would remain the team's back-up goaltender, sending Scott Darling down to Rockford.

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<![CDATA[Morin, Shaw Among Blackhawks Celebrating Movember]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:10:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/177*120/456992758.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are more used to growing facial hair in the spring, but thanks to the Movember movement, players like Jeremy Morin and Andrew Shaw will be sporting mustaches in November too.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:54:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/458130852.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks struggled at times, but Patrick Sharp's shootout goal and Marian Hossa's 1000th career point lifted them to a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Toews Finds Buyer for Lakeshore East Condo]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:31:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009468931_1200x675_349955651625.jpg
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has found a buyer for the 39th-floor condo he listed about a week ago for $2.25 million, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Reports flew last week that he's looking for...]]>
<![CDATA[Gibson, Ducks Shut Out Blackhawks 1-0]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:10:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/171*120/458011722.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks put 38 shots on goal on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson stopped all of them in a 1-0 victory.

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<![CDATA[Raanta vs. Darling: Who Will Win Blackhawks' Back-Up Battle? ]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:23:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/452324639.jpg
Scott Darling will make his second straight start for the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night. Could Antti Raanta's status as the team's back-up to Corey Crawford be in question?

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<![CDATA[Seabrook Slap Shot Caps Blackhawks Win]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:52:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/166647640.jpg
Brent Seabrook fired home a slap shot goal in the second period, and Scott Darling made 32 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Ottawa Senators. Which one of them won First Star honors in the game?

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Darling Gets First NHL Win Over Senators ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:51:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456093968.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rookie goaltender in net on Sunday, and Scott Darling delivered as he made 32 saves in a 2-1 victory.

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<![CDATA[Sharp, Versteeg Shine as Hawks Lose to Blues ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:50:38 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439389.jpg
Aggressive plays by Patrick Sharp and Brad Richards may not have led to a Chicago Blackhawks victory on Saturday, but they were good signs moving forward, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to End Two-Game Skid vs. Ottawa Sunday]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:28:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blackhawks-red-wings-G4-2.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to end a brief two-game losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Ottawa Senators at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blues Sneak Past Blackhawks 3-2 Saturday Night ]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:31:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/484439329.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks got on the board in the first minute of the game, but three unanswered goals sent the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:48:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/175*120/457315830.jpg
It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a fan of the way Kane plays hockey as well.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/174*120/456929204.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players had performances worthy of note, as we see in this edition of Three Stars.

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<![CDATA[Predators Power Past Blackhawks 3-2]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:29:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/183*120/456992640.jpg
Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored goals for the Chicago Blackhawks, but a James Neal hat trick powered the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Crawford to Miss Upcoming Road Trip ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:58:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/456957794.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford won't be making the team's road trip this week, missing games against the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

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