Friday, March 27, 2015

It's Friday












It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 27th, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.

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Super 16: Three must buck metrics trend to win Cup.

Blues' Shattenkirk may return Saturday: report.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Quentin Tarantino is 52. Pauley Perrette (Abby on NCIS) is 46. Mariah Carey is 45. Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) is 44.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a victory Thursday night against Central Division power Nashville.

Read the rest here.

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Scientists say that due to the earth's tilt this year's spring will be shorter than last year's, and for the next 6,000 they will continue to get shorter while summer keeps getting longer. [Until it's just "Sprummer."]

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Blanks Canada, 2-0,
To Open 2015 Sled Series
Team USA and Canada will play again Friday at 4 p.m. ET
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. – Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) scored and Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made eight saves as the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team shut out Canada, 2-0, in the opening contest of a three-game series between the two squads at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
“We got better as the game went on,” said Guy Gosselin, acting head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “The key now is to improve for the next game of the series.”
After a scoreless first period, Team USA grabbed a 1-0 lead 6:24 into the second stanza when Roybal’s shot from the right hash mark beat Canada goaltender, Dominic Larocque, on the glove side. Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned assists on the play. Pauls extended the lead with 3:31 remaining in the second when he collected a pass from Landeros and slid the puck beneath Larocque.
Cash made eight saves to earn his third shutout of the season and second consecutive shutout against Canada. The U.S. defeated Canada, 2-0, in preliminary-round action of the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge.
USA and Canada return to action tomorrow (March 27) at Extreme Ice Center. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. ET and the game will be streamed live at FASTHockey.com. Additionally, live stats and complete coverage of the series can be found here.
2015 USA vs. Canada Sled Series
Mar. 26-28 - Indian Trail, N.C. - Extreme Ice Center
DateTime (ET)How to Follow
Thurs., March 26W, 2-0FASTHockey.com
Live Stats
Fri., March 274:00 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Live Stats
Sat., March 2812:30 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Live Stats
Notes: The U.S. outshot Canada, 12-8 … For full game stats, click here … U.S. National Sled Hockey Team assistant coach Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is serving as head coach for Team USA throughout the Sled Series. Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), currently in his fourth season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, is missing the series to coach the U.S. Deaflympic Ice Hockey Team in the 18th Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia … Dan Brennan, director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager. Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese(Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.) … For live updates, follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter and join the conversation on social media by using#SledSeries … The 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships will take place April 26-May 3 at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, New York. For tournament information, click here. For Team USA information, click here.

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A father and his eight-year-old daughter have created a stop-motion adaptation of Jurassic Park using $100,000 worth of LEGOs to make the sets and cars. The video took three months to make. In the past, the duo has parodied blockbusters films such as Batman, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Toy Story and Pulp Fiction. • Video

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CFL Rules Committee proposes significant changes for 2015.

Watch: Johnson comments on Rules Committee.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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Family business, plus a case of pnuemonia, has kept me away from the blog during the week. Here's hoping things improve from here, health-wise.

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Tampa, FL. -- On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder.

Read the rest here.

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Bob Barnard’s ears are a little too cozy. The Washington DC reporter was doing a piece on Museum Week when an African Moon Moth decided to land on Barnard’s ear. The moth eventually left but not without leaving two souvenirs: moth eggs.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Baseball ends March with series vs. Cal Poly.

Read the rest here.

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For a while now it’s been clear that HBO’s Game of Thrones series could outpace George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire books. Now producers have finally admitted that it will. In other words, instead of the books spoiling the show, the show will soon start spoiling the books.

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Weeeeeeee!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as pnuemonia, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii." Location shooting finished on April 17th. The filming was totally finished on May 23rd. 

1962 - Elvis Presley recorded his single "Return To Sender." 

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It was announced that the absolutely last performance by Black Sabbath will be November 22. [As a band you don’t want your career to go on too long. Ozzy Osborne might get old and start acting all weird.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1979 - 
"All You Need Is Cash" premiered on BBC-TV. The work was a parody of the Beatles' career (featuring the Rutles). 

1979 - Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd, the ex-wife of George Harrison, were married.

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A 21-year-old Canadian (Winnipeg) had a first date interrupted one night last week. Tristan Gareau was driving along when he saw that a car had crashed into some condominiums. Tristan could tell the situation was escalating and the driver was in urgent need of help, so he sprung to action. Seconds after pulling the driver — a 65-year-old man — from the smoldering car, it burst into flames.

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Today in Sports History:

1917 - 
The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup. 

1981 - U.S. President Reagan hosted a luncheon honoring the members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

1989 - Sport Illustrated exposed Pete Rose's gambling activities. The magazine article alleged Rose bet on baseball from the Riverfront dugout using hand gestures with an associate. 

1994 - Magic Johnson became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He coached the final 16 games of the 1993-4 season. 

2007 - NFL owners voted 30-2 to make the video replay system a permanent officiating tool.

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Oklahoma City police arrested a man accused of firing a gun into the air after they found him in the street wearing nothing but a miniskirt.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, Florida 3:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 6:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Morning Meissnervations












It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 23rd, the 82nd day of 2015. There are 283 days left in the year.

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Kings recall center Mike Richards from AHL.

Watch: Lightning strike twice in 15 seconds.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Chaka Khan is 62. Catherine Keener (Where the Wild Things Are, Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) is 56. Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) is 49. Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Mission: Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) is 39.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos said he was sick of answering questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning's 10-game losing streak to the Boston Bruins.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1806, explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.

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Riders' Hopson bids farewell; thanks fans.

2015 CFL Draft to be held May 12.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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The FAA has given Amazon permission to test its drones. [In response they’ve doubled security on the White House lawn.]

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a much more reserved approach in free agency this year, bringing in a small handful of mid-level additions rather than breaking the bank for any big names, as they’ve done over the past few offseasons.

Read the rest here.

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Starbucks Coffee is pulling the plug on its controversial “Race Together” campaign after social media backlash. The bottom line for most Starbucks customers who weighed in on the controversy was that they just wanted their coffee without a “side” of awkward diversity dialogue.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team’s quest for its first Sweet 16 berth since 1983 fell short on Sunday as Gonzaga knocked off the Beavers 76-64 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament before a crowd of 5,071 at Gill Coliseum.

Read the rest here.

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A Los Angeles comedian is two months into what he claims will be a seven-year project: To tell a new bad joke every single day. Griffin Lewis’ YouTube channel, The Daily Haha, has published jokes now for 57 days straight, starting on January 25.

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I'm gonna go down the slide Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to the doctor, then to school, then to get his new glasses, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1961 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Rock-a-Hula Baby" and "Can't Help Falling in Love." 

2004 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis Ultimate Gospel" was released by BMG. 

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A husband and wife in India say they are going to leave all their money to their pet monkey. The couple, who have no children, say they owe their wealth and success to the primate, who they believe has enriched their lives.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" was published. 

1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the 12th annual Ivor Novello Awards. 

1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently. 

1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings released the song "My Love" in the U.K. 

1985 - In San Antonio, TX, Julian Lennon held his first concert. 

1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon. 

2004 - The album "Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band Tour 2003" was released.

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TV TONIGHT: THE LATE LATE SHOW - New host James Corden takes over hosting duties from Craig Ferguson. Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis are his first guests. (12:35am ET, CBS)

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Today in Sports History:

1952 - 
Bill Mosienko (Chicago Black Hawks) scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. He scored 3 goals in 21 seconds. 

1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots. 

1972 - Evil Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars. 

1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game. 

1994 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) score his 802nd career goal to pass Gordie Howe as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer. 

1995 - Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring. 

2002 - Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) slashed Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game. On March 25, 2002, Tkachuk was suspended for one game without pay for the incident.

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Insurgent is the No. 1 film in North America after bringing in more than $54 million over the weekend. Sean Penn’s The Gunman debuted in fourth with $5 million.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1839, the first recorded printed use of "OK" [oll korrect] occurred in Boston's Morning Post.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- After Sunday's Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1922, the first airplane landed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at St. Petersburg, Florida 3:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 6:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's Saturday












It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 21st, the 80th day of 2015. There are 285 days left in the year.

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Jakaitis sets ECHL record with fourth straight shutout.

Oilers' Hall could return to lineup Saturday vs. Flyers.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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The new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV ad is the best teaser yet for the movie, which comes out in May. | LINK

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Tampa, FL. -- Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal at 10:31 of the third period to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Read the rest here.

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3,500: Hours that went into assembling Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show lion.

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Checking Down: Draft chat, free agency and more.

Macho Signing: Harris re-ups with Riders.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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A toddler in China is doing fine after doctors removed part of a chopstick stuck in his brain. [Along with several packets of soy sauce.]

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

Read the rest here.

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Have you seen the new Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt about a woman who spent 15 years in a cult? It was created by Tina Fey. [And Katie Holmes.]

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Corvallis, OR. -- The Oregon State women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the season year in a row and for the third time in history on Friday with a 74-62 victory over South Dakota State before a Gill Coliseum crowd of 3,706.

Read the rest here.

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The NCAA has imposed penalties on the Syracuse men’s basketball program for letting the players’ homework be done by the team receptionist. [And in crucial late game situations she even took foul shots.]

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Look at me climb Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a southern day trip, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1964 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousins" hit #12 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "Kentucky Rain" hit #16 in the U.S. The song was written by Eddie Rabbit. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Cry Daddy" hit #8 in the U.K. 

1981 - An updated version of Elvis Presley's album "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K. 

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Hall and Oats is suing a cereal company for its product, Haulin’ Oats. [They’re suing for copyright infringement and bad punning.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles single "She Loves You" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" hit #14 in the U.S. 

1970 - The Beatles single "Let It Be" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.

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Someone in South Carolina has sneaked into chicken houses and killed over 300,000 chickens by diabolically raising the thermostat. [Authorities are looking for a weasel with an IT background. ]

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - 
The Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington. Washington was the first black player to join a National Football League team since 1933. 

1946 - The first Mexican League baseball game was played. 

1953 - The Boston Celtics beat Syracuse Nationals (111-105) in four overtimes to eliminate them from the Eastern Division Semifinals. A total of seven players (both teams combined) fouled out of the game. 

1968 - The new American League franchise in Kansas City, MO, took the nickname Royals.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) became the 5th NHL player to score 500 career goals. 

1994 - Wayne Gretzky tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals. 

1994 - Michael Jordan was cut from the White Sox roster and was sent to their minor league club. 

2004 - In Philadelphia, Veterans Stadium was demolished. 

2004 - The NHL suspended Calgary Flames coach-general manager Darryl Sutter and forward Krzysztof Oliwa. Sutter was suspended for two games for player selection and team conduct in the final 2.5 seconds of the game. Oliwa was suspended for his conduct after being given a penalty for physical abuse of officials. The Flames lost to the Nashville Predators 3-1. 

2004 - Mark Messier (New York Rangers) was ejected after he spearing Martin Strbak (Pittsburgh Penguins). Messier was later suspended for two games by the NHL.

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China is blocking distribution of a documentary about its severe air pollution problem. [They’re particularly upset that their air is being compared to Seth Rogen’s office.]

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Drive4clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway 4:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascap Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 5:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka RoadRunners 6:05pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.

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