Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 22nd, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.

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Avalanche's Barrie injured, out 4-6 weeks.

Wild's Cooke offered in-person hearing.

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

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Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil on this date in 1500.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said Monday he “feels pretty good,” and is expecting to play in Game 4.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1864, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that allowed the inscription "In God We Trust" to be included on one-cent and two-cent coins.

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Fairbanks, AK. – Single goals in the second and third were all the Fairbanks Ice Dogs would need, as they skated to a 2-0 win over the Wenatchee Wild Monday night, in game three of the NAHL’s Midwest Division finals at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.

The first period was back-and-forth, but neither team was able to score in a period in which Fairbanks outshot the Wild 9-6.

The Ice Dogs opened the scoring with a second period shorthanded goal. Colton Wolter got credit for the counter, assisted by Duggie Lagrone at 12:12, making it 1-0 in favor of Fairbanks.

Yannick Vedel scored late in the third period for the Ice Dogs, with the assist going to Brett Gervais at 14:14. Fairbanks held on from there and won the game, 2-1. “Obviously, we’ve got to go back and make some adjustments on the power play” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We had some good chances tonight; obviously they made a couple of more plays than we did. We’re a team that’s lived and died with the power play all year. We need to find a way to get some pucks to the net. Overall, I thought we played pretty well, they (Fairbanks) took advantage of a couple of miscues.”

Wenatchee outshot the Ice Dogs on the night, 25-19. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 17 saves for the Wild; Kevin Aldridge had 25 stops for Fairbanks. Wenatchee went 0-for-4 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

The Ice Dogs lead the best-of-five series, 2-1.

The series now shifts to Wenatchee for game 4 on Friday, April 25th and game 5, if necessary, on Saturday, April 26th. Faceoff time is 7:05pm PDT. Individual and group game tickets for all home playoff games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

WILD 2.0 UPGRADE

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On this date in 1889 at noon, the Oklahoma land rush officially started as thousands of Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.

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Easy Does It: Dyakowski being cautious in recovery.


Imagine No Bullying Partnership.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House on this date in 1931.

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Tampa, FL. — I’m back from a little time off. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t make any major moves while I was out and that has me thinking -- more than ever -- that they’ll use their first-round draft pick on a wide receiver.

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The U.S. Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began on this date in 1954.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Matt Moore's Tommy John surgery takes place on Tuesday, ending the 2014 season for the Rays left-hander but buying hope for a bright future.

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On this date in 1970, the first "Earth Day" was observed by millions of Americans.

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Denver, CO. -- The Giants came to Coors Field in search of an antidote to a deep funk up and down their lineup. They felt bolstered by the depth to handle the "if it can happen, it will" nature of the ballpark. But with their bats kept quiet, their starting pitcher out before two complete innings, their long reliever injured after facing one batter and their leadoff man ejected before the seventh-inning stretch, the lopsided 8-2 loss only proved the adage.

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On this date in 1976, Barbara Walters became the first female nightly network news anchor.

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Hi Daddy. How's it goin'?


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


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Today in Elvis History

1973 - 
Elvis Presley began a series of nine concerts at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Phoenix.

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC on this date in 1993.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - John Lennon legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1969 - The Beatles recorded "The Ballad of John and Yoko."
  
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The Watson Family received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 1999.


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Today in Sports History:

1876 - Eight baseball teams began the inaugural season of the National League. In the first game Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.

1914 - Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.

1915 - The New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.

1945 - The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals.

1982 - The Atlanta Braves ended their 13-game winning streak to start the season. It was the longest streak of wins at the beginning of the season in major league baseball history.

1994 - Michael Moorer became the first left-handed heavyweight champion.

2010 - The NFL Draft was aired in prime time for the first time.    

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ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview on this date in 2000.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 1:10pm EDT

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT (If necessary)

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Toyotacare 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT (If necessary)

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:05pm EDT

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens TBD (If necessary)

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

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is April 21st, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

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Wild's third line to try to slow MacKinnon and Co.

Blackhawks face uphill battle without Seabrook.

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

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The Maryland Toleration Act was passed on this date in 1649, allowing all freedom of worship.

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Tampa, FL. -- Leave it to Lightning coach Jon Cooper to figure out a way to show his displeasure by making what seemed like a good joke.

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John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President on this date in 1789.

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With the series tied 1-1, the Wenatchee Wild and Fairbanks Ice Dogs meet again tonight in Fairbanks. Game time on fasthockey.com and KPQ.com is set for 11:00pm EDT. Individual and group game tickets for all home playoff games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).


WILD 2.0 UPGRADE

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The Mississippi River was crossed by a rail train for the first time (between Davenport, IA, and Rock Island, IL) on this date in 1856.

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McDonald, Miele and Murphy Added to 2014 U.S. Men's National Team
Roster Boosted to 18 Players; IIHF Men's World Championship Starts May 9
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forwards Colin McDonald (Wethersfield, Conn./New York Islanders/Providence College) and Andy Miele (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Phoenix Coyotes/Miami Univ.) and defenseman Connor Murphy (Dublin, Ohio/Phoenix Coyotes) have been added to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.

McDonald is making his debut on a U.S. National Team.

Miele previously skated for the U.S. Men's National Team at the 2011 IIHF Men's World Championship in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.

Murphy helped Team USA win gold at both the 2011 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany, and the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The first 15 players for the U.S. Men's National Team were announced April 15. Team USA now has 10 forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender on its roster. The maximum roster size is 25, which includes three goaltenders and 22 forwards and defensemen.

For Team USA's updated roster, click here.
NOTES: Fourteen of 18 announced members of Team USA played U.S. college hockey ... Seven of the 18 players are products of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Jimmy Hayes, Seth Jones, Jake McCabe, Peter Mueller, Connor Murphy, Drew Shore and Jacob Trouba ... Eight NHL teams are represented on the roster: Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets ... Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team. The assistant coaches are Joe Sacco, Phil Housley and Don Granato ... The staff and players of the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team are selected by the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members, all affiliated with National Hockey League teams, include Stan Bowman (Chicago),Brian Burke (Calgary), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville),Ray Shero (Pittsburgh), Dale Tallon (Florida), and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh). Tom Kurvers (Tampa Bay) will be part of the advisory group for this year's championship ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … Sixteen teams will compete at the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship, split into two groups of eight. Teams will play a round-robin format among their group with the top four teams from each group advancing to quarterfinals … NBC Sports Network is scheduled to televise all Team USA games in the 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship. A final broadcast schedule will be available in the near future.
Team USA 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship ScheduleMay 9-25 • Minsk, Belarus
DateOpponentVenueTime (Local/EDT)
Fri., May 9BelarusMinsk Arena8:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.
Sat., May 10SwitzerlandMinsk Arena8:45 p.m./1:45 p.m.
Mon., May 12RussiaMinsk Arena8:45 p.m./1:15 p.m.
Thurs., May 15LatviaMinsk Arena4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.
Fri., May 16KazakhstanMinsk Arena4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.
Sun., May 18FinlandMinsk Arena4:45 p.m./9:45 a.m.
Tues., May 20GermanyMinsk Arena12:45 p.m./5:45 a.m.
Thurs., May 22QuarterfinalsTBDTBD
Sat., May 24SemifinalsMinsk Arena2:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.
6:45 p.m./11:45 a.m. 
Sun., May 25Bronze-Medal GameMinsk Arena4:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal GameMinsk Arena9:00 p.m./2:00 p.m.
U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Blanks Czech Republic, 3-0,
at IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship
Nedeljkovic Backstops Team USA With 24-Save Shutout
LAPPEENRANTA, Finland. - Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) turned aside 24 shots as the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team blanked the Czech Republic, 3-0, here today at Lappeenranta Arena. With the win, Team USA's record improves to 1-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's Under-18 World Championship.
Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.) put Team USA on the board at 8:17 of the first frame. Skating four-on-four, Matthews fired a shot that deflected off a defender's stick and over Czech goalie Vitek Vanecek. Brandon Fortunato (North Hills, N.Y.) and Jack Dougherty (Cottage Grove, Minn.) collected assists on the play. Nedeljkovic was tested early, but stopped all 10 shots he saw in the period.
The U.S. lead doubled 58 seconds into the second stanza when Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.) pounced on a rebound to the right of the crease. Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.) created the opportunity, skating around the net and firing a shot that caromed to Milano's stick. Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) was credited with a secondary assist. Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.) extended the U.S. lead to three goals with a wrist shot from the high slot. Joe Wegwerth (Brewster, N.Y.) and Jack Glover (Golden Valley, Minn.) assisted.
Nedeljkovic made five of his 24 total saves in the final frame to preserve the shutout victory.
The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team is back in action tomorrow (April 20) versus Denmark. The game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT at Lappeenranta Arena. All U.S. tournament games will be streamed live on FASTHockey free of charge.
2014 IIHF Men's U18 World Championship Schedule - United States
April 17-27, 2014 • Lappeenranta, Finland
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)/ResultLive Webcast
Tues., April 14Germany*W, 9-1--
Thurs., April 17SwitzerlandL, 2-4--
Sat., April 19Czech RepublicW, 3-0--
Sun., April 20Denmark6:30 p.m. / 11:30 a.m.FASTHockey.com
Tues., April 22Finland6:30 p.m. / 11:30 a.m.FASTHockey.com
Thurs., April 24QuarterfinalsTBDTBD
Sat., April 26SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sun., April 27Bronze-Medal3:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m.TBD
Gold-Medal7:00 p.m. / 12:00 p.m.TBD
*pre-tournament game
NOTES: For a complete U.S. roster, click here ... Team USA outshot the Czech Republic, 35-24 ... Alex Nedeljkovic was named Team USA's best player ... Kyle Connor has now scored in each of Team USA's first two games of the U18 World Championship. The forward also scored one goal in the pre-tournament game against Germany last week ... The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team is led by Danton Cole, serving as head coach at his second IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship. Cole is currently in his fourth season as one of two head coaches at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... The U.S. squad seeks its eighth gold medal in the event after capturing the tournament title in four of the last five years. Team USA had won four-consecutive gold medals before having its streak snapped last year in Sochi, Russia. The silver medal in 2013 marked 10-straight top-three finishes for the U.S. ... Twenty players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey's NTDP. Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.) skated this season for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League. Alex Nedeljkovic played for the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers ... The roster for the U.S. features 15 players recently listed on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of draft-eligible players. Among those players in the top twenty are forwards Alex Tuch(Baldwinsville, N.Y./12th), Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./16th) and Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./17th). Goaltenders Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) and Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.) were ranked fourth and seventh respectively ... Team USA's roster includes 20 players born in 1996 and two from the 1997 birth year. Forward Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), born Sept. 17, 1997, is Team USA's youngest player, while Nedeljkovic, born Jan. 7, 1996, is the oldest ... Eleven different states are represented on the roster. New York leads the way with five skaters, while Minnesota boasts four ... The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record 10-consecutive medals, including back-to-back golds in 2005-06 and four-straight gold medals from 2009-12; three silver medals (2004, 2007, 2013); and one bronze medal (2008). Team USA's seven gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship history. The event began in 1999. Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 ... The U.S. will play in Group B alongside the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland. Group A consists of Canada, Germany, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with the #U18Worlds tag ... For additional coverage, visit the NTDP Facebook page and follow @USANTDP on Twitter ... The U.S. National Under-18 and Under-17 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.



U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Shuts Out Denmark, 7-0,
at IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship
Eichel, Milano Tally Three Points Each;
Minney Pitches Second Straight U.S. Shutout
LAPPEENRANTA, Finland. - Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.) and Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y.) recorded three points each, and Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.) registered Team USA's second-straight shut out, as the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team defeated Denmark, 7-0, here today at Lappeenranta Arena. With the win Team USA improves to 2-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in preliminary round action at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's Under-18 World Championship.
Team USA opened the scoring midway through the first frame. After killing a Denmark power play, Eichel skated toward the right side of the crease sending an attempted pass off of the goaltender's pad. Milano buried the rebound to give the United States its first lead.
Eichel was awarded a penalty shot at the 7:55 mark of the second stanza, but was denied by Denmark's Mathias Seldrup. Team USA doubled its lead off the stick of Jared Fiegl (Parker, Colo.) at 11:47. Fiegl took a pass from Joe Wegwerth (Brewster, N.Y.) and ripped a shot that rode up Seldrup's stick, hit the tight netting under the crossbar and bounced back out of the net. Video replay confirmed call on the ice and the goal stood. Eichel extended the U.S. lead to three goals at 16:34, chipping the puck up and over Seldrup's pads after a hard drive to the net from the left half-boards. Milano and Jack Glover (Golden Valley, Minn.) registered helpers on the play.
Glover pushed the U.S. lead to four goals just over two minutes into the final frame. Louie Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.) worked the puck around to Milano in the attacking zone before finding Glover standing inside the blue line. Glover launched a shot that found its way through traffic for the tally. Three minutes later, Ryan Hitchcock (Manhasset, N.Y.) lit the lamp for Team USA, connecting with Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to take a 5-0 lead. Eichel tallied his second of the game at 12:49, sending a backhand shot up and over Seldrup. Sixteen seconds later, Hitchcock found Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.) with a cross-ice pass, allowing Connor to hit the wide-open net. Noah Hanifin (Norwood, Mass.) also assisted on the play to secure the 7-0 victory for Team USA.
Minney stopped all nine shots he saw to pick up the shut out for Team USA while Seldrup turned aside 52 attempts for Denmark.
The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team's final preliminary round game will come against host country Finland on Tuesday (April 22). Puck drop is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT at Lappeenranta Arena.
2014 IIHF Men's U18 World Championship Schedule - United States
April 17-27, 2014 • Lappeenranta, Finland
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)/ResultLive Webcast
Tues., April 14Germany*W, 9-1--
Thurs., April 17SwitzerlandL, 2-4--
Sat., April 19Czech RepublicW, 3-0--
Sun., April 20DenmarkW, 7-0--
Tues., April 22Finland6:30 p.m. / 11:30 a.m.FASTHockey.com
Thurs., April 24QuarterfinalsTBDTBD
Sat., April 26SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sun., April 27Bronze-Medal3:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m.TBD
Gold-Medal7:00 p.m. / 12:00 p.m.TBD
*pre-tournament game
NOTES: For a complete U.S. roster, click here ... Team USA outshot the Denmark, 59-8 ... Jared Fiegl was named Team USA's best player ... Kyle Connor has now scored in each of Team USA's first three games of the U18 World Championship. The forward also scored one goal in the pre-tournament game against Germany last week ... Sonny Milano has at least one point in each of his first three tournament games, including two goals and three assists. Factoring in the pre-tournament game versus Germany, the forward has eight points (4-4) in four games ... The U.S. has scored the first goal in each of its three tournament games ... The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team is led by Danton Cole, serving as head coach at his second IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship. Cole is currently in his fourth season as one of two head coaches at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... The U.S. squad seeks its eighth gold medal in the event after capturing the tournament title in four of the last five years. Team USA had won four-consecutive gold medals before having its streak snapped last year in Sochi, Russia. The silver medal in 2013 marked 10-straight top-three finishes for the U.S. ... Twenty players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey's NTDP. Kyle Connor (Shelby Township, Mich.) skated this season for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League. Alex Nedeljkovic played for the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers ... The roster for the U.S. features 15 players recently listed on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of draft-eligible players. Among those players in the top twenty are forwards Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./12th), Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./16th) and Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./17th). Goaltenders Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) and Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.) were ranked fourth and seventh respectively ... Team USA's roster includes 20 players born in 1996 and two from the 1997 birth year. Forward Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz.), born Sept. 17, 1997, is Team USA's youngest player, while Nedeljkovic, born Jan. 7, 1996, is the oldest ... Eleven different states are represented on the roster. New York leads the way with five skaters, while Minnesota boasts four ... The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record 10-consecutive medals, including back-to-back golds in 2005-06 and four-straight gold medals from 2009-12; three silver medals (2004, 2007, 2013); and one bronze medal (2008). Team USA's seven gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship history. The event began in 1999. Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 ... The U.S. will play in Group B alongside the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland. Group A consists of Canada, Germany, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with the #U18Worlds tag ... For additional coverage, visit the NTDP Facebook page and follow @USANTDP on Twitter ... The U.S. National Under-18 and Under-17 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.

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The U.S. Congress established the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO on this date in 1862.

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Draft Profile: Foucault Has Plenty of Potential.


O'Shea says Mini-Camp 'exceeded the expectations.'

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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The first Buffalo was born in Golden Gate Park on this date in 1892.

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Tampa, FL. — At 34, Josh McCown is the oldest of 75 players on the Bucs roster and one of just four 30 or older. So there's a natural leadership that extends beyond his role as starting quarterback.

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"Take It or Leave It" premiered on CBS Radio on this date in 1940.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays manager Joe Maddon faced a difficult decision in the 12th inning of Sunday afternoon's game against the Yankees: Pitch to Jacoby Ellsbury or intentionally walk him, leaving a rookie pitcher to deal with the chances of walking in the go-ahead run.

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On this date in 1956, Leonard Ross, age 10, became the youngest prizewinner on the "The Big Surprise". He won $100,000.

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San Diego, CA. -- The Giants accomplished a lot to win by a little.

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On this date in 1960, Brasilia became the capital of Brazil.

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Jimmy checks out the stuff he got at the parade.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the anticipation of another hockey playoff game, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley began preproduction work for the movie "G.I. Blues."

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Good Luck Charm" hit #1 in the U.S.

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "Anything That's Part Of You" hit #31 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva (Svetlana Stalina) defected in New York City. She was the daughter of Joseph Stalin.

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Today in Beatles History:

2003 - Paul McCartney called for a ban on cluster bombs.

2013 - The Beatles' compilation album "I Saw Her Standing There" was released.
  
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Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface of the moon on this date in 1972.


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Today in Sports History:

1969 - Japanese marathon runner Yoshiaki Unetani won the Boston Marathon. 1,152 had entered the race.

1970 - Sportscaster Curt Gowdy became the first sports broadcaster to receive the George Foster Peabody Award for achievement in radio and television.

1980 - Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon when she crossed the finish line in a record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds. After an investigation, she was stripped of the honor when evidence showed that she had not run the entire race.

1984 - David Palmer (Montreal Expos) pitched the fourth shortened, perfect game in major league baseball history. The game was called due to rain after five innings. Palmer had made 57 pitches.   

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"Annie" opened on Broadway on this date in 1977.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 1:10pm EDT

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT (If necessary)

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Toyotacare 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EDT (If necessary)

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cleveland Indians 4:05pm EDT

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens TBD (If necessary)

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

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