Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is June 2nd, the 154th day of 2012. There are 212 days left in the year.


Stanley Cup Finals (New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings:

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT (Los Angeles leads series 1-0)
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, June 4th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Monday, June 11th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

Thomas considering taking break from hockey.

Pang: Devils focusing on more sustained attack.

Power-play futility not holding Kings back.

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On this date in 1851, Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law prohibiting alcohol.


U.S. Inline National Team Defeats Germany, 5-4,
at 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship

Junior Cadiz Tallies Two Goals and an Assist in Victory
INGOLSTADT, Germany - Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored two goals and added an assist and goaltenderNicholas Maricic (Alta Loma, Calif.) made 41 saves as the U.S. Inline National Team defeated host-country Germany, 5-4, in its opening game of the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship at Saturn Arena.

"It was a great opening game against the home country in front of about 3,000 fans," said Joe Cook, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. "We expected emotions would be high playing in a hostile environment and our guys rose to the occasion."

Germany scored the lone goal of the first quarter with a tally at 6:40 before the U.S. rattled off a pair of goals in the second quarter. Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) tied the game at 3:33 with Cadiz collecting an assist. Following a faceoff win, Cadiz recorded his first goal of the game at 10:53 to give Team USA a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Germany knotted the game at 2-2 with a goal at 1:07 of the third quarter. Patrick Lee (Schaumberg, Ill.) reclaimed the lead for Team USA at 10:21 when he stormed down the right wing and fired a shot that beat Germany's goaltender Jochen Vollmer high to his glove side.

After Germany tied the game once again at 3:26 of the fourth quarterthe U.S. recorded back-to-back goals to secure the victory. Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) lit the lamp at 6:25 and Cadiz tallied the eventual game winner at 9:06. Germany recorded a power-play goal with 1:22 remaining, but Maricic held strong in net to help Team USA to the victory in its tournament opener.

The U.S. Inline National Team will face off against Slovenia on Saturday (June 2) at 12 p.m. ET in its second of three preliminary round games. All games will be streamed live and for free on A full schedule is below. Use the hashtag #InlineWC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding the tournament.

NOTES: Click here for a complete roster ... Former U.S. Inline National Team member Joe Cook is the head coach for the 2012 U.S. Inline National Team for the third time (1999-2000), while Jami Yoder, who is also a former member of the U.S. Inline National Team, is serving as an assistant coach. Corey Rastello is the equipment manager for the team and Brian Brewster will be the team doctor... Defenseman C.J. Yoder is the captain of Team USA. The alternate captains are Rafael Rodriguez and Greg Thompson ... In the 15-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2010; silver medals in 1998, 2001, 2009 and 2011; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.

Scoring By Period
USA0 -2-1-2-5
GER1 -0-1 -2-4

First Period – Scoring: 1, GER, Greilinger, 6:40. Penalties: USA, Cadiz (interference), 9:39; GER, Greilinger (interference), 11:27.
Second Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Noe (Cadiz), 3:33; 3, USA, Cadiz (Yoder), 10:53. Penalties: GER, Greilinger (high sticking), 8:37.
Third Period – Scoring: 4, GER, Riemel (Wolf), 2:45; 5, USA, Lee (Miner), 10:21. Penalties: GER, Riemel (delay of game), 1:07; USA, Gawrys (hooking), 3:14; GER, Greilinger (playing with a broken stick), 3:47; USA, 7:48.
Fourth Period – Scoring: 6, GER, Jung (Greilinger), 3:26; 7, USA, Gawrys (Miner), 6:25; 8, USA, Cadiz (Noe), 9:06; 9, GER, Wolf (Menge), 10:38 (pp). Penalties: USA, Hoar (holding), 10:02; USA, Thompson (delay of game), 11:10.

Shots by Period
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Maricic, 48:0010/915/1512/118/645/41
GER, Vollmer, 48:009/99/75/411/934/29

Power Play: USA 0-4; GER 1-5
Penalties: USA 5-7.5; GER 4-6

Team USA 2012 IIHF Inline World Championship ScheduleIngolstadt, Germany • Saturn Arena
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)/ResultLive Streaming
Friday, June 1GermanyW,
Saturday, June 2Slovenia6 p.m./12
Sunday, June 3Canada6 p.m./12
Tuesday, June 5Quarterfinal
Wednesday, June 6Semifinal
Thursday, June 7Medal


On this date in 1886, Grover Cleveland became the second U.S. president to get married while in office. He was the first to have a wedding in the White House.


TC12: New eras set to begin in Stampede City.

TC12: Time for Ticats to take the next step.

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Guglieimo Marconi's radio was patented in the U.S. on this date in 1896.


Here's Jimmy on his 4th birthday.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....going to the hospital with great hope that doctors will find out what the problem is that has put my wife in the hospital for the third time in ten days. Your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated.


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays struck early and often, and before they knew it, they were in sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore, 5-0, in the opening game of a weekend series at Tropicana Field between the division's two top teams.

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Mark Twain, at age 61, was quoted by the New York Journal on this date in 1897 as saying "the report of my death was an exaggeration." He was responding to the rumors that he had died.


San Francisco, CA.--
After Madison Bumgarner took a shutout into the ninth inning, the Giants escaped a frightful final frame to beat the Cubs, 4-3, on Friday night at AT&T Park.

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On this date in 1910, Charles Stewart Roll became the first person to fly non-stop and double cross the English Channel.


Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High Scholl in Memphis, TN.

1973 - Elvis Presley's live version of "Steamroller Blues" hit #17 in the U.S.


All American Indians were granted U.S. citizenship by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1924.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released in the U.S.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono ended their 2nd "Bed-In For Peace" in Montreal. It began on May 26.

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings single "My Love" hit #1 in the U.S.

1992 - Ringo Starr began a world tour in Sunrise, FL.

2006 - In Las Vegas, preview performances began for the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE". The preview shows ran through June 29.

2010 - President Obama and the First Lady hosted a concert at the White House honoring Paul McCartney. Several artists performed included McCartney. McCartney was awarded the 3rd Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.


On this date in 1930, Mrs. M. Niezes of Panama gave birth to the first baby to be born on a ship while passing through the Panama Canal.


Today in Sports History:

1883 - The first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1935 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.

1941 - Lou Gehrig died in New York of the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

1948 - The NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would be awarded annually to the scoring leader. Elmer Lach (Montreal Canadiens) was the first winner with 61 points in 1947-48.

1959 - Ted Williams (Boston) got the 2,500th hit of his career.

1990 - Randy Johnson pitched the first no-hitter in Seattle Mariner history.

1995 - Hideo Nomo got his first major league victory.

1996 - Tim Belcher (Kansas City Royals) won his 100th career game.

2000 - Fred McGriff (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) became the 31st major league player to hit 400 career home runs.


On this date in 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the first swimming pool to be built inside the White House.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- FedEx 400 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix at Detroit 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers 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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