Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations

It's Monday. The main blogging computer is still in the shop, but anyway, here's what's happening....


Today is May 14th, the 135th day of 2012. There are 231 days left in the year.


Western Conference Finals (Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Sunday, May 13th Los Angeles 3 at Phoenix 2 (Los Angeles leads series 1-0)
Tuesday, May 15th Los Angeles at Phoenix 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
Sunday, May 20th Phoenix at Los Angeles 3:00pm EDT NBC
*Tuesday, May 22nd Los Angeles at Phoenix 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Thursday, May 24th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT
*Saturday, May 26th Los Angeles at Phoenix 8:00pm EDT Network TBD

Eastern Conference Finals(New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils):

Monday, May 14th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
Saturday, May 19th New York at New Jersey 1:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, May 21st New York at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Wednesday, May 23rd New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
*Friday, May 25th New York at New Jersey 8:00pm NBCSN
*Sunday, May 27th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm EDT NBCSN

* -- If necessary

Rangers and Devils set to renew local rivalry.

Brodeur talks about Lundqvist ahead of Game 1.

Visit the official league website,


Today's Birthdays: Movie producer George Lucas (Star Wars films) is 68; Guitarist C.C. DeVille (Poison) is 50; Actress Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood 2010, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, upcoming Hobbit movies) is 43; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 28.


Edmonton, AB. -- The Edmonton Oil Kings captured the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions, defeating the Portland Winterhawks 4-1 in Game 7 of the 2012 WHL Championship series on Sunday at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB.

Michael St. Croix and T.J. Foster each tallied a goal and an assist as the Oil Kings opened up a 4-0 lead through the first 30 minutes of the game in a solid performance to win the deciding game of what was a thrilling best-of-seven series between the two clubs.

Rhett Rachinski and Tyler Maxwell scored in the first period, with Rachinski’s goal opening the scoring just 1:51 into the contest. Maxwell put the Oil Kings up with just 18 seconds left in the opening period.

Oliver Gabriel finally got the Winterhawks on the board with his third goal in two games. But, it was not to be for the Hawks, who suffer defeat in their second straight WHL Championship series appearance.

Laurent Brossoit turned in a 19-save effort for the Oil Kings in the victory. The 19-year-old from Surrey B.C., posted a 2.82 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage over the seven-game series to earn the MVP of the WHL Championship series.

“I’m speechless…it’s just such a good feeling, and I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts,” Brossoit told SHAW’s Andy Neal. “(Getting the MVP) is the icing on the cake. We played such a great game, defensively, that I didn’t really have to do much tonight…we win as a team.”
Mac Carruth made 28 saves in a losing cause for the Winterhawks.

It’s the first WHL championship for the modern incarnation of the Oil Kings in their five-year existence, and the first championship for an Edmonton-based franchise since the original Oil Kings won back-to-back titles in 1971 and ’72. That Oil Kings franchise would eventually relocate to Portland to become the Winterhawks.

The Oil Kings will now head to Shawinigan, QC, to represent the WHL at the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The Oil Kings will join the host Shawinigan Cataractes, the OHL champion London Knights and the QMJHL champion and defending Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs at the tournament, which begins on Friday.

Edmonton wins best-of-seven series 4-3.

Portland Winterhawks 1 at Edmonton Oil Kings 4 - Status: Final
Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, AB

Portland 0 1 0 - 1
Edmonton 2 2 0 - 4

1st Period-1, Edmonton, Rachinski 7 (Peddle, Foster), 1:51. 2, Edmonton, Maxwell 5 (Pelss, St. Croix), 19:42. Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-3, Edmonton, St. Croix 7 (Pelss, Lowe), 4:41. 4, Edmonton, Foster 3 10:16. 5, Portland, Gabriel 6 (Morrow, Leipsic), 11:40. Penalties-Wrenn Por (checking from behind), 2:00.

3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ross Por (roughing, roughing), 19:43; Foster Edm (roughing), 19:43.

Shots on Goal-Portland 7-9-4-20. Edmonton 11-16-5-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Portland 0 / 0; Edmonton 0 / 2.
Goalies-Portland, Carruth 15-6-1-0 (32 shots-28 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 16-4-0-0 (20 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Derek Zalaski (8), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Justin Hull (49).


Today's moms obviously have no shame after a new survey discovered that 12% of them use their smartphone during sex. Yep, while you're gettin' jiggy, guy, she's updating her Facebook status to "bored."


Ryan McKay stopped all 22 shots he faced and Alex Broadhurst scored the game-winner as the Green Bay Gamblers evened the Clark Cup Final series with a 2-0 victory in Game Two over the Waterloo Black Hawks.

Chances were limited throughout the contest as both McKay and Stephon Williams of Waterloo continued their brilliant postseason play and kept the game scoreless through nearly 47 minutes of game action. Alex Broadhurst broke the scoreless stretch when he batted in his League-leading eighth goal of the playoffs. The puck had deflected in the air and whacked the floating puck past Williams to give Green Bay their first lead in the series.

Waterloo pulled their goaltender in favor of the extra attacker but the Gamblers defense and McKay stood strong. Alex Kile would put the finishing touches on the game when he buried an empty net goal. It was the second USHL career shutout for McKay.

Green Bay kept their winning ways following a loss as they have not lost back-to-back games all season. The series now shifts to Waterloo where the Black Hawks have won 15 straight dating back to the regular season.


This year, the world is expected to set a new record with the sale of 80 million cars and trucks. That's about 152 vehicles per minute.


Als President Ray Lalonde steps down.

Mullin: The oddest CFL uniforms.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Today is Dance Like a Chicken Day.


Look Daddy, I got a gold medal!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....wash dishes(again?!?!), watch some Jimmy shows, maybe straighten up the living room and love my beautiful wife, just like every day. How 'bout you?


Baltimore, MD. -- Sunday afternoon progressed station to station from laugher to nail-biter to dramatic win for the Rays, who defeated the Orioles 9-8 at Camden Yards with a Mother's Day crowd of 29,552 in attendance.

The Rays avoided a sweep to the Orioles and snapped their losing streak at three. They have now won two of their last eight games and have a record of 2-4 on the current road trip while moving to 21-14 on the season.

Read the rest here.


The latest generation iPod Nano is a thing of beauty. It play music, runs apps, even tells the time. In fact, it's so small and light there are companies that make wristbands that allow you to wear the Nano like a watch. But Dave Hurban has taken it a step further. He's added small magnets to the top of his wrist so that his Nano simply attaches to his body. Check out video of the magnet implant.


Los Angeles, CA.--
Prior to Sunday's rubber match with the D-backs, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was asked for his reasoning behind inserting Brett Pill into the lineup at first base in place of Brandon Belt.

"We need a threat in that four-spot; he gives us that," Bochy said. "He won the game for us against [Dodgers pitcher Clayton] Kershaw. We're not just looking for homers, though."

His manager may not have been predicting a long ball, but Pill rewarded his club's faith in him anyway in a loud way.

With San Francisco already leading by a run in the fifth inning, Pill smacked a two-run homer on a first-pitch fastball to left field to put the Giants comfortably ahead on their way to a 7-3 victory over the D-backs on Mother's Day.

Read the rest here.


We've heard many times and from multiple sources that text messaging is declining. There are multiple reasons for this, but the biggest one is Facebook. Facebook's Messenger is slowly but surely killing the text message. As a result, the social networking giant is eating into the traffic carriers receive from text messaging, and thus a huge chunk of their revenues.


Today in Elvis History

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #11 in the U.K.

1983 - The Elvis Presley single "Baby I Don't Care" hit #61 in the U.K.


Japanese researchers now say that Japan's low birthrate means that the Japanese could be extinct in 1,000 years. [As a result, the government is ordering that all condoms without a flaw be recalled.]


Today in Beatles History:

1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" (with guest host Joe Garagiola).


The Avengers earned $103.2 million at the domestic box office over Mother's Day weekend, plus an additional $95.4 million from international theaters. After just 19 days of release, The Avengers has totaled $1 billion in global grosses, tying Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as the fastest films to reach that lofty sum.


Today in Sports History:

1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission.

1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S.

1906 - The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke during the pennant-raising.

1913 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) ended his scoreless streak of 56 innings.

1918 - Stan Coveleski (Cleveland Indians) set a club record when he pitched 19 innings.

1918 - Sunday baseball games were made legal in Washington, DC.

1920 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) won his 300th game against Detroit.

1967 - Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees) hit his 500th career home run.

1972 - Willie Mays hit a home run in his first game as a New York Met.

1983 - Rosa Mota set a female world record when she ran the 20k in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 55.5 seconds.

1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run. He passed Mickey Mantle to move into 6th place on the all-time list.

1989 - Kirby Pucket hit his 6th consecutive double.

1995 - Eddie Murray hit his 463rd career home run to tie for 18th on the all-time list.

1997 - The Baseball Executive Council suspended New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

2002 - It was announced that Ken Hitchcock had signed a four-year contract to be head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.


ABC is turning an attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a primetime television event next month, devoting a full three hours to a daredevil's June 15 walk. Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the famous daredevil family the Great Wallendas, also known as the Flying Wallendas, whose history as a traveling circus troupe dates to 1780.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sprint Showdown/Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT


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

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