Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Today is February 16th, the 47th day of 2013. There are 318 days left in the year.


Jablonski carried through tough times by hockey.

Sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America set.

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Benjamin Franklin published America’s second magazine, "The General Magazine and Historical Chronicle" on this date in 1741.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning held practice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon Friday afternoon prior to heading across the state to Sunrise for Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the division-rival Florida Panthers.

Not all players took to the ice, as head coach Guy Boucher said Friday’s session was optional and more informal.

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The National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington, DC on this date in 1857. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College.


U.S. National Sled Team Loses to Canada 2-0
Three-Game Series Evened at One Game Apiece
ROCKLAND, Ont. – The U.S. National Sled Team lost to Canada, 2-0, tonight in game two of the three-game series at the Canadian International Hockey Academy Arena. Both Canadian goals were scored on the power play in the first period.

"Tonight we did not play with the same spark that we had in last night's win," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team. "We gave up two power-play goals then continued to take penalties, which prevented us from gaining any momentum. Tomorrow, we have to be more disciplined and take advantage of our scoring chances if we want to win the series."

Canada had a pair of man-advantages in the opening period and converted on both opportunities. The first tally came at 9:03, while the second occurred at 12:39.

Team USA had two power plays in the game, one in each of the first two periods, but could not capitalize.

Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made 18 saves in the defeat, while Canada's Corbin Watson had eight stops.

The decisive game of the three-game series will be played on Saturday (Feb. 16) at 2 p.m. ET at the Canadian International Hockey Academy Arena. 
Scoring By Period

First Period – Scoring: 1, CAN, Bridges (Westlake, Dixon), 9:03 (pp); 2, CAN, Dixon (Bridges, Dorion), 12:39 (pp). Penalties: CAN, Bowden (checking from behind), 2:58; USA, Brady (interference), 8:06; USA, Carron (interference), 10:11.
Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: CAN, Rempel (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1:22; USA, Schaus (roughing), 1:22; CAN, Bridges (interference), 6:04; USA, Page (interference), 6:39; USA, Landeros (roughing), 11:14; USA, Page (roughing), 15:00.
Third Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Roman (delay of game), 13:29.
Shots by Period
Goaltender (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Cash, 45:007/96/65/518/20
CAN, Watson, 45:003/31/14/48/8

Power Play:
 CAN 2-6; USA, 0-2
Penalties: CAN 3-6; USA, 7-14
2013 Series vs. Canada
Feb. 14-16 - Rockland, Ont. - Canadian International Hockey Academy Arena
DateEventTime (ET)
Thurs., Feb. 14vs. CanadaW, 2-0
Fri., Feb. 15vs. CanadaL, 0-2
Sat., Feb. 16vs. Canada2:00 p.m.

NOTES: Jeff Sauer was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team yesterday. He is in his second season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team ... The U.S. is 9-2-0 (W-L-T) this season, including a 2-2-0 mark vs. Canada ... For live coverage of the series vs. Canada, follow @usahockey and @usahockeyscoreson Twitter ... Media wishing to cover the series should contact Matt Trevor of the USA Hockey communications staff ... Team USA has won the last three major international events, including the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Hamar, Norway ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen this summer … Dan Brennan is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.


"Ladies Home Journal" began publication on this date in 1883.


Recap: Free agency kicks off with a bang.

FA13: Grey Cup MVP Kackert re-signs in Toronto.

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The first airplane flight between Los Angeles and San Francisco took place on this date in 1914.


Tampa, FL. — The Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile, the signature component of the Foundation’s far-reaching Vision Program, visited two local schools this week, handing out nearly 100 prescription glasses to students in need.

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Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen on this date in 1923. The next day he entered the chamber with several invited guests. He had originally found the tomb on November 4, 1922.


Jimmy visits Mommy's marker.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Veggie Tales with your child, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1957 -Elvis Presley's single "Playing For Keeps" hit #34 in the U.S. The song was the b-side of the song "Too Much."

1970 - Elvis Presley recorded songs that would be the backbone of his upcoming album "On Stage."

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded "An American Trilogy" live in concert at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.


The first fruit tree patent was issued on this date in 1932 to James E. Markham for a peach tree which ripens later than other varieties.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles performed for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They had made their first appearance on the show only a week before.

1968 - The Beatles flew to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.


The first commercially designed helicopter was tested in Connecticut on this date in 1946.


Today in Sports History:

1962 - Jimmy Bostwick defeated his brother, Pete, to win the U.S. Open Court-Tennis championships for the third time.

1969 - Alex Delvecchio (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th NHL point.

1970 - Joe Frazier began his reign as the undefeated heavyweight world champion when he knocked out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds. He lost the title on January 22, 1973, when he lost for the first time in his professional career to George Foreman.

1972 - Los Angeles Laker Wilt Chamberlain topped the 30,000-point mark in his career during a game against the Phoenix Suns. He was the first NBA player to reach 30,000 points.

1989 - Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) signed a three year contract worth $7,500,000.

1992 - The Los Angeles Lakers officially retired Magic Johnson's #32 jersey. Johnson was the fifth Laker player to have his jersey retired. The other players were Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

1992 - Michel Goulet (Chicago Black Hawks) became the 17th player to score 500 career goals.

1997 - Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500.

1997 - Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings) scored his 15,000th career point in a game against the Golden State Warriors.

1999 - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy was sold for $230,000. A court judgment ordered the trophy to be sold to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgment against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

2004 - The Pittsburgh Penguins lost their NHL-record 12th consecutive home game.

2004 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved the swap of Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) and Alfonso Soriano (New York Yankees). The Rangers would also get a minor league player in the deal.

2005 - The NHL announced the cancellation of the 2004-2005 season due to a labor dispute. It was the first time a major sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.


On this date in 1948, NBC-TV began airing its first nightly newscast, "The Camel Newsreel Theatre", which consisted of Fox Movietone newsreels.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 3:00pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 9:30am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs. Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EST


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

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