Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 18th, the 109th day of 2012. There are 257 days left in the year.

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Tuesday's Scores:

East --

Florida 4, New Jersey 3 (Florida leads series 2 games to 1)

West --

Nashville 3, Detroit 1 (Nashville leads series 3 games to 1)

Phoenix 3, Chicago 2 OT(Phoenix leads series 2 games to 1)

Wednesday's Games:

East --

New York Rangers at Ottawa (NYR leads series 2 games to 1) 7:30pm EDT CNBC

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Philadelphia leads series 3 games to 0) 7:30pm EDT NBCSN

West --

Vancouver at Los Angeles (Los Angeles leads 3-0) 10:00pm EDT NBCSN

Blackhawks' Shaw suspended three games.

Daniel Sedin practices, hopes to play for Canucks.

Hossa out of hospital after hit from Torres.

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

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Today is the start of: Cleaning For A Reason Week, Consumer Awareness Week, International Whistlers Week and Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives In The Line Of Duty Week.

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U.S. National Under-17 Team Falls to Dubuque, 7-3, in Game Two
of 2012 United States Hockey League Clark Cup Playoffs

Team USA Eliminated from USHL Playoffs

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Hunter Miska (North Branch, Minn.) made 28 saves, but the U.S. Men's National Under-17 Team fell to the Dubuque Fighting Saints, 7-3, here tonight at the Mystique Ice Center in Game Two of the United States Hockey League Clark Cup Playoffs. Dubuque won the best-of-three series, 2-0.

"We dug ourselves in too big of a hole tonight," said Don Granato, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Under-17 Team. "We battled hard, but were unable to get back in it."

Dubuque got on the board first at 3:30 before Miles Koules (Los Angeles, Calif.) crashed the net and tied the game at 5:01. The Fighting Saints tallied back-to-back goals to take a 3-1 lead, but Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.) brought the U.S. back within one goal with a shorthanded tally at 18:46.

Dubuque tallied the only goal of the second period, while shorthanded, to open a 4-2 lead heading into the final frame. Team USA surrendered two more goals before Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) got on the board for the U.S. at 14:33 to make it 6-3. But Dubuque scored an empty-net goal with 25 seconds remaining to secure the series' victory.

NOTES: This is the second consecutive year that Team USA has qualified for a playoff position ... The U.S. went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Dubuque went 1-for-6 ... The U.S. Men's National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 2- 0- 1- 3
DUB 3- 1- 3- 7

First Period – Scoring: 1, DUB, Gardiner (Moor, Downing), 3:30; 2, USA, Koules, 5:01; 3, DUB, Moor (Lundey, Sooth), 9:02, (pp); 4, DUB, Davis (Girgensons, Caito), 17:44; 5, USA, Motte, 18:46, (sh). Penalties: USA, Labanc (hooking), 8:15; USA, McCarron (interference), 13:33; USA, Koules (tripping), 17:55.

Second Period – Scoring: 6, DUB, Matheson (Sooth), 16:50, (sh). Penalties: USA, Stoick (tripping), 3:51; USA, Silk (slashing), 11:00; DUB, Lundey (cross checking), 15:21; DUB, Matheson (slashing), 19:20.

Third Period – Scoring: 7, DUB, Downing (Caito, Moor), 3:41; 8, DUB, Lundey (Gardiner, Matheson), 12:16; 9, USA, Kelleher (Hayed), 14:33; 10, DUB, Morris, 19:35, (en). Penalties: USA, Koules (high sticking), 4:39.

Shots by Period
1 2 3 Total
USA 8 3 8 19
DUB 15 8 11 34

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 Total
USA, Miska, 58:45 15/12 8/7 11/9 34/28
DUB, Morris, 60:00 8/6 3/3 8/7 19/16

Power Play: USA 0-2; DUB 1-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; DUB 2-4

Team USA 2012 United States Hockey League Clark Cup Playoffs Schedule
April 16-17 • Dubuque, Iowa • Mystique Ice Center

Date Time (EDT) Result
Mon., April 16 8:05 p.m. L, 3-6
Tues., April 17 8:05 p.m. L, 3-7

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Weather at my house today: Partly sunny with a 50% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 81, with S/SE wind gusting to 20mph. How's it gonna be where you're at?

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Odell Willis to miss Roughriders mini-camp.

Ticats add three.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Have you been watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Have you noticed the seemingly growing lack of respect and regard for health/safety amongst players? Last night's hit by Phoenix's Raffi Torres on Chicago's Marian Hossa is another example. (Torres has already been suspended twice in his career for dirty play. Even though there was no penalty called on the play, if Torres doesn't receive at lease a three game suspension, then the Earth may well spin off it's axis.)

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Look Daddy. There's an Easter Egg on the horsie's head!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Dishes, daily radio stuff to do, dinner and hockey. Oh yeah, hangin' out with Jimmy too! How 'bout you?

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Toronto, ON. --
Evan Longoria is one of the best third basemen in the game. He has two Gold Glove Awards to show for it, and he is only 26.

But he was charged with three errors on Tuesday night to equal a Rays record, and they helped the Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory before 15,331 at Rogers Centre. Adam Lind, Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie hit home runs for Toronto. Matt Joyce homered for Tampa Bay to lead off the seventh.

Read the rest here.

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Today is: Adult Autism Day, National Columnists Day, International Amateur Radio Day and National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day.

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San Francisco, CA.--
If you remain concerned about Buster Posey's health, bear in mind that his mobility on his surgically repaired left leg Tuesday night helped the Giants claim a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Posey stole third base in the fifth inning and put himself in position to score the Giants' final run. It wasn't a tiebreaking, go-ahead or standup run, but in such a taut contest against one of the National League's elite teams, it made a difference.

"It turned out to be huge," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of the run that resulted from Posey's larceny. "It takes a little pressure off the pitcher."

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1775, American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that "the Regulars are coming out." Later, the phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley left Memphis for Los Angeles to being filming "G.I. Blues."

1964 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Evlis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" hit #6 in the U.K.

1975 - Elvis Presley bought a Convair 800 jet that had been taken out of service by Delta Airlines. He named the plane "Lisa Marie."

2002 - The Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co. introduced two new lines of Elvis Presley bedroom pieces at the International Home Furnishings Market.

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On this date in 1877, Charles Cros wrote a paper that described the process of recording and reproducing sound. In France, Cros is regarded as the inventor of the phonograph. In the U.S., Thomas Edison gets the credit.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - George Harrison and John Lennon went to a Lovin' Spoonful concert at the Marquee Club.

1975 - John Lennon released "Stand by Me."

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Gene Autry recorded "Back in the Saddle Again" on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1923 - Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa's band played the National Anthem. (Yankee Stadium I)

1938 - U.S. President Roosevelt threw out the first ball preceding the season opener between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.

1956 - Ed Rommel became the first umpire to wear glasses during a major league baseball game. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators.

1962 - Bill Russell (Boston Celtics) scored 30 points and got 40 rebounds in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the fourth straight NBA title for the Celtics.

1966 - Bill Russell became the first player-coach for the Boston Celtics.

1977 - Eddie Murray hit his first career home run.

1982 - The Atlanta Braves set a National League record when they won their eleventh straight game from the start of the season.

1985 - Tulane University abolished its 72-year-old basketball program. The reason was charges of fixed games, drug abuse, and payments to players.

1987 - Mike Schmidt (Philadelphia Phillies) hit his 500th career home run.

1987 - The New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-2, 68 minutes and 47 seconds into overtime. It was the sixth longest game in NHL history.

1995 - Joe Montana retired from the NFL.

1999 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the NHL. During the game Gretzky got his 2,857th NHL point. He retired as the NHL's all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

2002 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) returned to hockey in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings. Forsberg had not played since May 10, 2001, when he had his spleen removed in an emergency operation.

2005 - It was announced the NFL's "Monday Night Football" would leave ABC in 2006 for a new home with ESPN. "Monday Night Football" had been on ABC since 1970.

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Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grande Ole Opry on this date in 1998.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:07pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 400 at Kansas Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at Long Beach, CA. 3:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 at Sao Paulo, Brazil 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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