<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Madhouse Enforcer | Chicago Blackhawks NHL Blog]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/madhouse-enforcer http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago https://www.nbcchicago.comen-usFri, 19 Jan 2018 07:58:02 -0600Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:58:02 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bowman Disputes Crawford Reports]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:20:30 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-891247200.jpg
In the aftermath of a bombshell report that Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford could miss the rest of the season, there are disagreements on what exactly is going on with the netminder.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks’ Crawford Might Not Return This Season: Report]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:29:45 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/corey+crawford.png
The Chicago Blackhawks are growing increasingly worried goalie Corey Crawford could be out for the rest of the season due to “vertigo-like symptoms,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, citing three unnamed...]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Facing Ultimate Test as Bye Week Begins]]> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:52:32 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-904921506.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have their league-mandated bye week coming up, and they looked as though they’d checked out early after a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the lowly Detroit Red Wings.

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<![CDATA[3 Former Blackhawks Make Canada's Olympic Team]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:43:00 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-80095175.jpg
The NHL won’t be participating in the Winter Olympics, but several former Chicago Blackhawks will be suiting up for their country.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Acquire Duclair in Trade With Coyotes]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:39:23 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-890659310.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get younger and faster, and they took a step toward that on Wednesday as they acquired Anthony Duclair in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.

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<![CDATA[Kane Named to NHL All-Star Game Roster]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:24:43 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6329551341.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will have only one representative at this year's NHL All-Star Game.

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<![CDATA[Kane, Toews Make History in Blackhawks' Win]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:46:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4930685342.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks bludgeoned the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, and they made some remarkable history in the process.

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<![CDATA[Toews, Blackhawks Thump Senators]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:56:05 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-903136926.jpg
Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks had all their firepower on full display Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Provides Crawford Update]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:32:56 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-897258782.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are fighting to get out of last place in the Central Division, but it looks like they’ll continue to do so without Corey Crawford for a while longer.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Prospects Named to AHL All-Star Game]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:36:13 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-901230068.jpg
The NHL has yet to announce their All-Star rosters yet, but we do know the Chicago Blackhawks’ organization will be well-represented in the AHL’s edition of the game.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks' Jersey Named One of Best in NHL History]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:29:07 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-900602610.jpg
There have been plenty of iconic hockey jerseys worn throughout the history of the NHL, but the Chicago Blackhawks stand in a class all their own, according to a new ranking.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Placed on Injured Reserve by Blackhawks]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:26:47 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-896852934.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will once again have to deal with an existence without goaltender Corey Crawford, as he was placed back on injured reserve Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Devils Blow Out Blackhawks in Pre-Christmas Showdown]]> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 21:24:29 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-897859860.jpg
Cory Schneider made 39 saves, Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist and the New Jersey Devils beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Sports Franchises Team Up to Combat Violence]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:27:41 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4798338681.jpg
Chicago’s five major sports teams are combining their considerable reach and resources to try to combat violence in the city through a new grant program.

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<![CDATA[Kane Scores Two Goals as Blackhawks Tame Wild]]> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:04:50 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-894416124.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks notched their fifth straight win on Sunday night as they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Extend Winning Streak Against Wild]]> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:43:21 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-868735302.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for their fifth win in a row on Sunday night when they welcome the Minnesota Wild to the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Franson, Rutta Both Miss Practice for Blackhawks]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:26:42 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-865610358.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have won four straight games and will be looking for another win against a divisional opponent on Sunday, but it appears they will still be without two members of their blue line corps.

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<![CDATA[Wingels, Hinostroza Make History for Blackhawks]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:46:45 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-875392420.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have had plenty of homegrown players over the years, but Tommy Wingels and Vincent Hinostroza did something on Thursday night that has never happened in the 90-plus year history of...

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks vs. Jets: Game Preview]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:09:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632808696.jpg
After winning three straight games, the Chicago Blackhawks will try to gain ground in the Central Division when they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Place Franson on I.R.]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:26:37 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860718966.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are dealing with some injury concerns on their blue line, and they made a roster move to address them Wednesday as they placed Cody Franson on injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Snap Losing Streak vs. Lowly Sabres]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:15:41 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-880973218.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will once again have a reshuffled lineup when they take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Activated From Injured Reserve]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:14:53 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-860235092.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will get their starting goaltender back on Friday as Corey Crawford has been activated from injured reserve.

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<![CDATA[Hinostroza Recalled, Kero Sent Down by Blackhawks]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:20:19 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630011048.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks made it official on Friday, as they sent down Tanner Kero and recalled winger Vincent Hinostroza from Rockford.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Waive Tanner Kero]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:12:25 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6555070521.jpg
Mired in a five game losing streak, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to shake things up a bit, as they’ve waived center Tanner Kero.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Sharp Reveals Favorite Christmas Tune]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:24:26 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-861453526.jpg
Battles over the best Christmas song are often waged during the holiday season, and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp weighed in with his favorite tune this week.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Nears Return From IR]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:47:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-880973222.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford is nearing a return from injured reserve, according to head coach Joel Quenneville.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Now Worth $1 Billion, Report Says]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:45:59 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8691760922.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks used to be one of the NHL’s least popular franchises, but after a 10-year run of success and adulation, they have achieved a remarkable new milestone.

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<![CDATA[Quenneville Shakes Up Blackhawks' Lines]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:23:59 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-869173758.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost four games in a row, and head coach Joel Quenneville has taken a sledgehammer to his line combinations as he is apparently ready to start from scratch.

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<![CDATA[Three Stars: Hayden Shines Even as Blackhawks Struggle]]> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 22:56:40 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858441006.jpg
It was a rough weekend for the Chicago Blackhawks, as they only managed to get one out of a possible four points in losses to the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Look to Break Losing Streak]]> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 17:22:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-858440976.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks are set to wrap up a grueling stretch of hockey as they take on the Los Angeles Kings Sunday night at the United Center.

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<![CDATA[Crawford Placed on Injured Reserve]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:23:20 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-668950262.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks have placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve, the team announced Friday.

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<![CDATA[DeBrincat Makes History for Blackhawks]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:35:54 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-880629398.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night, but there was some good news as rookie sensation Alex DeBrincat did something that no one has done in team history.

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<![CDATA[Fans Become 'Eddie O's' Teammates in the Fight of His Life]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:38:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000026861931_1200x675_1105189443536.jpg
Hometown hero Eddie Olczyk beat many odds. An American-born hockey player from Chicago drafted by his hometown team in the NHL. Many now know "Eddie O." as the Blackhawks announcer and NBC Sports...]]>
<![CDATA[Eddie Olczyk Says He's Confident He Will Beat Cancer]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:34:59 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6P+PKG+EDDIE+OLCZYK+-+00010721_29855690.jpg
Eddie Olczyk is in the fight of his life. The Blackhawks analyst is battling colon cancer and in the middle of chemotherapy. He tells NBC 5's Peggy Kusinski he's confident that he'll beat it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Blackhawks Charity Helps Players With Developmental Issues]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:46:08 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6329551341.jpg
The Blackhawks are off until Saturday when they play the Panthers--but while they're out of town they always support a very special brand of hockey. Mike Berman has the story.

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<![CDATA[Chance the Rapper Draws Laughs With Hockey Sketch]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:07:32 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8444305341.jpg
Chicago-native Chance the Rapper hosted "Saturday Night Live" this week, and he brought down the house with his hilarious take on sports commentary.

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<![CDATA[Patrick Kane's Best Moments With the Blackhawks]]> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:52:10 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-6155458722.jpg
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is celebrating his 29th birthday on Sunday, and after more than a decade in the NHL, he’s put together quite an impressive highlight reel.

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<![CDATA[A Look Back at the Blackhawks' Outdoor Games]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:22:58 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-84222115.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Winter Classic, but before they do, we're taking a look back at the team's previous outdoor tilts.

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<![CDATA[Blackhawks Named as Hosts of 2019 Winter Classic]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:56:33 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-84128418.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Winter Classic, NBC and the NHL announced on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Hawks Players Join Young Athletes for 1st Skate at New Rink]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:48:00 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KYE_11A_HAWKS+NEW+FACILITY+-+11012309_29717991.jpg
Blackhawks players join young athletes for the first skate at their new ice rink. It's a safe and positive place for the community to promote sports and health, officials say. NBC 5's Kye Martin reports from the...]]>
<![CDATA[Toews Lends Face to Toaster Campaign]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:13:04 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toews+Toaster+11-16.png
You may have the greatest collection of Chicago Blackhawks gear in the world, but we guarantee you that you don’t have anything like this.

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<![CDATA[Devils vs. Blackhawks: Game Preview]]> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:25:57 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-8691760921.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will hope to make it two wins in a row when they take on the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Secord to be Honored With 'One More Shift']]> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:42:16 -0600 https://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-3342944.jpg
The Chicago Blackhawks will honor one of their greatest legends on Sunday as forward Al Secord will take “One More Shift” with the team.

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