Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is October 1st, the 275th day of 2012. There are 91 days left in the year.

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NHL, NHLPA finish three days of CBA negotiations.

Jones scores for winning team at Prospects Game.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is 88; Julie Andrews is 77; Randy Quaid (National Lampoon's Vacation movies) is 62; Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) is 43.

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Team McClanahan Beats Team Housley, 5-2, in Inaugural
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
FItzgerald named MVP with three assists; Allen scores twice for Team Housley
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Team McClanahan bested Team Housley, 5-2, in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Saturday (Sept. 29) at the First Niagara Center. Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) notched three assists for Team McClanahan and received MVP honors. Meanwhile, Evan Allen (Sterling Heights, Mich.) scored both of Team Housley's goals.

Team McClanahan opened the scoring at 15:54 of the first period by capitalizing on a three-on-one. Fitzgerald carried the puck down the left wing and fed the puck across the crease to Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn.) for a tap-in tally.

Seth Jones (Plano, Texas) made it 2-0 in favor of Team McClanahan at 6:06 of the second period. From the right point, Jones one-timed a clean faceoff win by Fitzgerald into the lower left corner of the net.
Two minutes later, Team McClanahan stretched its lead to 3-0. Coasting through the slot, Jimmy Lodge(Downington, Pa.) slipped a pass behind both defensemen to Jacob Montgomery (Oakdale, Minn.), who flipped a backhand shot under the crossbar.

Team McClanahan's fourth straight goal came from Quentin Shore (Denver, Colo.) at 13:42. Mike McCarron(Macomb, Mich.) forced goaltender Hunter Miska (North Branch, Minn.) to make a difficult save and Shore knocked in the rebound. Taylor Cammarata (Plymouth, Minn.) also assisted on the play.
Allen put Team Housley on the scoreboard 6:08 into the third period. Frank Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.) shot for a rebound as he crossed the blue line and the puck caromed perfectly to Allen who was driving to the net.

Dakota Mermis (Alton, Ill.) reestablished the four-goal lead, 5-1, for Team McClanahan with a wrist shot through traffic from the high slot at 10:50. Fitzgerald picked up his third assist of the game, while Matt Lane (Rochester, N.Y.) also drew a helper.

Allen scored a power-play goal for Team Housley to cap the scoring with 6:10 left in regulation. Steven Santini's(Mahopac, N.Y.) shot ricocheted off the end boards and Allen slipped the puck behind the goalie at the right post.Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) had the second assist.

Team McClanahan starting goaltender Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) was flawless in 30 minutes, stopping seven shots. Evan Cowley (Evergreen, Colo.) made 15 saves on 17 shots in relief.

Eamon McAdam (Perkasie, Pa.) started the game for Team Housley. He turned aside nine of 12 shots. Miska had 14 saves and two goals against.

NOTES: Ryan Fitzgerald was named the Most Valuable Player of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game … Tonight's attendance was 5,519 … Legendary coach Scotty Bowman dropped the ceremonial first puck. Bowman spent sevens of his 30 NHL seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres (1979-87) and had a hand in bringing Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan, the head coaches for tonight's game, to Buffalo in the early 1980s … Nick Fohr, assistant coach for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program Under-18 Team served as an assistant to Housley, while Don Granato, head coach for USA Hockey's NTDP Under-18 Team, served at McClanahan's assistant coach ... Additional staff for the event included General Manager Jim Johannson, Director of Player Personnel Tim Taylor, Athletic Trainer Jason Hodges, Equipment Manager Jake Visser and Director of Hockey Operations Ryan Breen ... Players selected to compete in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game were chosen by USA Hockey in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting ... Of the 40 players that competed in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, 30 were from the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in America, including 21 from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Additionally, some 34 of the 40 are future NCAA Division I college players ... Players selected to participate represent 13 different states. Minnesota led the way with eight, followed by Michigan (6) and Massachusetts (5). Other states included California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin ... Four members of the USHL's Waterloo Blackhawks were in the lineup tonight, including both starting goaltenders … Team Housley wore blue uniforms and Team McClanahan wore white uniforms. Both sets of uniforms for the event were designed by Nike and can be viewed here ...FASTHockey.com provided a free-for-view stream of the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game ... Two youth contests preceded the game Saturday -- Buffalo Saints 18U vs. Amherst Knights 18U and Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U vs. Greater Boston Jr. Bruins 18U.

GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
Team123F
Team McClanahan1315
Team Housley0022



First Period – Scoring: 1, McCLANAHAN, Fasching (Fitzgerald), 15:54. Penalties: None.
Second Period – Scoring: 2, McCLANAHAN, Jones (Fitzgerald), 6:06; 3, McCLANAHAN, Montgomery (Lodge), 8:17; 4, McCLANAHAN, Shore (McCarron, Cammarata), 14:58. Penalties: HOUSLEY, Motte (tripping), 8:19; McCLANAHAN, Fitzgerald (hooking), 13:42.
Third Period – Scoring: 5, HOUSLEY, Allen (Vatrano), 6:08; 6, McCLANAHAN, Mermis (Fitzgerald, Lane), 10:50; 7, HOUSLEY, Allen (Santini, Kelleher), 13:50. Penalties: HOUSLEY, McCoshen (slashing), 3:41; McCLANAHAN, Fitzgerald (slashing), 13:41.
Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
Team McClanahan416828
Team Housley551424
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
McCLANAHAN, Petersen, 30:195/52/20/07/7
McCLANAHAN, Cowley, 29:410/03/312/1415/17
HOUSLEY, McAdam, 30:193/46/80/09/12
HOUSLEY, Miska, 29:410/07/87/8
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Power Play: McClanahan 0-2; Housley 1-2
Penalties: McClanahan 2-4; Housley 2-4
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Spain ceded the territory of Louisiana back to France on this date in 1800. Later the property would be purchased by the U.S. effectively doubling its size.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Fresh from a 38-35 victory at Arizona Saturday night in Tucson, the Oregon State football team has jumped from No. 18 to No. 14 in this week's Associated Press rankings (No. 17 USA Today). It's the highest AP ranking since Nov. 29, 2009 when the Beavers checked in at No. 13 heading into the Civil War.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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October is: Go Hog Wild-Eat Country Ham Month, National Book Month, National Chili Month, National Cookie Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Pajama Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Roller Skating Month, National Seafood Month, Frozen Food Month, Spinach Lovers Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month

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Crandell assigned to QBs coach; Reed takes over offence.

Cornish powers his way into elite northern company.

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

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New analysis of data shows that 42,000 non-smokers die every year in America from second-hand smoke. [That's why it's so hard to sell a house downwind of Willie Nelson.]

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Riders' Dressler stars in emotional outing vs. Lions.

With the win over BC, Saskatchewan improves to 7-6, ahead of a Monday, October 8th game in Toronto against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 4:30pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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The All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts will forever be known as the place where the world's first 1-ton pumpkin was weighed. Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island, shattered a world record set only 24 hours before. Wallace's pumpkin weighed in at 2,009-pounder.

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Tampa, FL. — Robert Griffin III's helmet transmitter went out in the final drive Sunday, a situation the Redskins practice each week where he is forced to call his own plays. So he was prepared to improvise when it happened Sunday against the Buccaneers. Trailing by a point with 1:42 remaining in the game, Washington's remarkable rookie quarterback calmly drove his team 56 yards to set up Billy Cundiff's 41-yard field goal that went just inside the left upright with three seconds remaining, giving the Redskins a 24-22 win over Tampa Bay.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison began the commercial production of electric lamps at Edison Lamp Works in Menlo Park on this date in 1880.

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Happy October everybody!.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....More dishes and taking Jimmy to school. How 'bout you?

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Chicago, IL. -- David Price earned his American League-high-tying 20th win, and the Rays kept their postseason hopes alive with a 6-2 win over the White Sox on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Read the rest here.

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"Death Valley Days" was heard for the first time on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1930.

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San Diego, CA. -- Scoring five runs in Sunday's final two innings to secure a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres gave the Giants some reassurance.


Read the rest here.

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Sure, the iPhone 5 is hot, but for some it just doesn't have enough bling. Gold & Co. of London has created a 24-karat gold-plated iPhone 5, which will go on sale in the United Arab Emirates. The price of the item hasn't been disclosed. A top-of-the-line iPhone 5 with 64 GB retails for $849 without a contract. Gold-plated iPhone 4S devices run as high as $1,224.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Elvis Presley began serving with Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps. He was with the group until March 1, 1960.

1977 - The album "Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 1" hit #63 in the U.S.

1977 - The Elvis Presley album "Loving You" hit #24 in the U.K. 

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The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel Transylvania was a big hit, setting a September box office record with a $43 million take over the weekend. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's time traveling assassin flick Looper took in $21.7 million.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
Vee Jay Records released the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons."

2000 - The album "Love In Song - An Atlanta Tribute To Sir Paul McCartney" was released. 

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OPENING FRIDAY - Frankenweenie; Taken 2; Pitch Perfect.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - 
 The first modern World Series took place between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1919 - Eight players for the Chicago White Sox began their conspiracy to lose the World Series to the underdog Cincinnati Reds.

1933 - Babe Ruth made his final pitching appearance. He pitched all nine innings and hit a home run in the 5th inning.

1946 - The first baseball play-off game for a league championship was played. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2.

1961 - Roger Maris (New York Yankees) hit his 61st home run of the season to beat Babe Ruth's major league record of 60. Maris got the home run in the last game of the regular season.

1994 - The National Hockey League (NHL) team owners began a lockout of the players that lasted 103 days.

2006 - Albert Haynesworth (Tennessee Titans) kicked off the helmet of Andre Gurode (Dallas Cowboys) and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for 5 games without pay. This was the worst suspension for onfield behaviour to date.

2007 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) played his first game as captain. He was the youngest player to be named a captain in the NHL.

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Rural Free Delivery was established by the U.S. Post Office on this date in 1896.

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Dover, DL. -- To his Sprint Cup Series rivals, Brad Keselowski has the annoying habit of doing what he's not supposed to do -- as in winning Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Adroitly saving fuel over the final 79-lap green-flag run, the devil in the Blue Deuce, Detroit's consummate wheel man, triumphed in what was perhaps the fourth- or fifth- or sixth-best car in the third Chase for the Sprint Cup race.

Read the rest here.

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Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV on this date in 1962. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar was the previous host.

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Tonight --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase. TBA

Saturday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase TBA

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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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