Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations

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


Today is December 17th, the 352nd day of 2012. There are 14 days left in the year.


NHL players to decide if board can file disclaimer.

NHL lawsuit assigned to former federal prosecutor.

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France recognized American independence on this date in 1777.


Fresno, CA. -Two early goals turned out to be all the Wenatchee Wild needed in their 4-1 win over the Fresno Monsters Saturday night, in front of 3,655 at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.

The Wild took the lead 3:07 into the contest, as Nathan Flynn (Hastings, Minnesota) scored his 3rd goal of the season off a centering feed from behind the net. Trace Redmond (Dallas, Texas) and Evan Schmidbauer (Surrey, British Columbia) assisted on the goal that put Wenatchee on top early. Blake Roubos (Niagara Falls, Ontario) scored his 9th goal of the season, slamming one home not quite two minutes later, assisted by Nicholas Kuchera (Eagan, Minnesota) and Brian Williams (San Diego, California) at 5:06 for a 2-0 Wild lead. Chris Kerr (Penticton, British Columbia) made it 3-0 Wenatchee with his 10th goal of the season, banking one off a Fresno defender while standing behind the goal line. David Powlowski (Rochester, New York) and Noah Nelson (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) assisted at 17:28. The Monsters would get one back moments later, as a shot by Mark Bittner found it's way into the back of the net. Matt Salituro assisted on the goal at 17:59 that cut the Wild lead to 3-1.

Wenatchee would expand the lead in the second period, as Roubos popped home a loose puck at the left post. His second goal of the night was made possible by a quick rush off the right wing by Nicholas Kuchera, whose shot was stopped, but the puck remained loose for Roubos, who tapped it home. His 10th goal of the season, at 9:05, also assisted by Williams, re-established the three-goal lead and made it 4-1 Wild.

In the third period, there was plenty of back and forth action, but neither team was able to score and Wenatchee held on to the 4-1 win. Head Coach Bliss Littler was pleased with his teams' effort tonight, saying "I thought we were aggressive all over the ice. I thought we did a great job taking care of the puck and I thought we created a lot of offense." With their 5th straight win, the Wild improves to 21-3-2 on the year, 11-2-1 on the road, while picking up standings points in 10 straight games. Fresno slips to 6-17-3, as their winless streak reaches 8 games.

Robert Nichols (Dallas, Texas) was solid in the Wenatchee goal, making 15 saves. Macauley Haight played well in goal for the Monsters, making 41 stops. Neither team scored a power play goal, the Wild in 2 chances, Fresno in 3.

The Wild is now off for the league's Christmas break, resuming action on December 28th, 29th and 31st on home ice against the Kenai River Brown Bears. Game time for the first two games is 7:05pm, with the third game slated for a 6:05pm start. Season tickets and individual game tickets are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).


A traffic regulation in New York City established the first street to go "One Way" on this date in 1791.


Corvallis, OR. -- Michael Doctor drove Mark Banker crazy.

The junior linebacker for No.15 Oregon State had a variety of bad habits as an underclassman, chief among them "popping up like popcorn when the ball was snapped," according to Banker, the Beavers' defensive coordinator.

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George L. Brownell received a patent for his paper-twine machine on this date in 1895.


2013 Free Agent Tracker.

Edmonton extends kicker Grant Shaw.

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The first successful gasoline-powered airplane flight took place near Kitty Hawk, NC on this date in 1903. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the flight.


Tampa, FL. —A high-scoring affair was expected in the Superdome Sunday, but New Orleans’ maligned defense had its best performance of the season in a one-sided 41-0 victory for the home team.

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The "The Rudy Vallee Show" debuted on NBC on this date in 1936.


So many choices, so little time.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as starting a new week, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
Colonel Parker announced that Elvis Presley's single "One Night" had sold over 1,250,000 copies. 

1960 - Elvis Presley's "I Gotta Know," the b-side to "Are You Lonesome Tonight," hit #20 in the U.S.

1963 - Elvis Presley presented a check for $55,000 for fifty-eight Memphis charities.

1963 - RCA excercised its option to extend Elvis Presley's recording contract two additional years.

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Spinout" hit #18 in the U.S.


On this date in 1953, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to approve RCA’s color television specifications.


Today in Beatles History:

1986 - Paul and Linda McCartney's limo caught fire en route to a TV taping in Newcastle, England. They were both unharmed.


The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time on this date in 1957.


Today in Sports History:

1933 -  The Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants in the first National Football League interdivisional championship game. The Bears won 23-21.

1967 - Noland Smith (Kansas City Chiefs) ran a kickoff return 106 yards to set an NFL record.

1984 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set NFL season records for touchdowns (48), completions (362) and yards (5084).

1991 - The NBA's most one-sided game took place when the Cleveland beat Miami 148-80.

1993 - FOX outbid CBS for the National Football Conference TV package.

1994 - George Foreman was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

2000 - Terrell Owens (San Francisco 49ers) caught an NFL-record 20 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. The previous record was held by Tom Fears (Los Angeles Rams) with 18 catches on December 3, 1950, against the Green Bay Packers. Owens also broke Jerry Rice's franchise record of 16 receptions set in 1994 against the Los Angeles Rams.


On this date in 1969, television history was made when Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger were married on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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Tuesday -- 

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Wednesday --

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Thursday --

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Friday --

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Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams 1:00pm EST


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

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