Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's Tuesday




It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is February 12th, the 43rd day of 2013. There are 322 days left in the year.

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Rinne's brilliance makes him Hart favorite so far.

NHL reschedules postponed Bruins/Lightning game.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) is 60; Arsenio Hall is 58; Josh Brolin (Milk, No Country for Old Men) is 45; Christina Ricci is 33.

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Tampa, FL. -- It doesn’t matter how one gets to the NHL, some say, it’s just important that one gets there.

In the case of Richard Panik, he is almost sure to wholeheartedly agree.

Read the rest here.

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Mountain Dew has a new morning soda to start your day off right. It's called Kickstart. Kickstart is a "sparkling juice beverage" that contains only 5 percent real juice and 95 percent... uh. For the record, the 16-ounce version of Kickstart has less than a third the caffeine of a Starbucks coffee drink.

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Quinnipiac University Earns No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men's College Hockey Poll - #18
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 503 (28)
2
21-3-4
10
2University of Minnesota, 470 (6)
1
19-5-4
19
3Miami University, 424
3
18-7-5
19
4Boston College, 402
4
16-7-2
19
5University of New Hampshire, 377
5
16-7-3
16
6Western Michigan University, 338
6
18-7-5
19
7University of North Dakota, 316
7
16-8-6
19
8St. Cloud State University, 259
10
18-11-1
7
9Yale University, 238
9
13-6-3
10
10Minnesota State University, 185
13
18-9-3
6
11University of Denver, 164
8
15-9-5
19
12University of Notre Dame, 136
12
18-11-1
19
13Boston University, 78
11
13-11-1
19
14Niagara University, 70
14
18-5-5
2
15UMass-Lowell, 55
NR
14-9-2
10
Others receiving votes: University of Nebraska-Omaha, 29; Dartmouth College, 13; Merrimack College, 9; University of Alaska, 7; University of Wisconsin, 7.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the first-time ever this week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... Niagara University enters the poll for the first time this season ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association has four ranked teams while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boasts three ranked programs, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked representative ... A total of 20 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.




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In the U.S. on this date in 1892, President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.

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Reed finalizes 2013 Eskimos coaching staff.

Jim Hopson’s thoughts with critically-injured former member of Riders' management team.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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President Obama will address a joint session of Congress, and the nation, tonight about the current condition of the country. (9p ET)

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Tampa, FL. — Before the market officially opens, Buccaneers.com will take a position-by-position look at the roster and what help might be available in free agency as compared to the draft.

Read the rest here.

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Did movie ticket prices seem higher last year? They were -- buy 3 cents. The average cost of a movie ticket rose to an all-time high of $7.96 last year (in the U.S.), but that was just 3 cents more than a ticket cost in 2011.

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Blow out the candles Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Nick Jr., isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's "Too Much" hit number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It the first of four number one songs for Elvis in 1957.

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After that huge blizzard in the northeast airports report that they are returning to normal. [In other words, your ticket agent will be grumpy, your security personnel creepy, and your flight an hour late.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles performed two 25-minute sets at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1965 - The "New Musical Express" reported that the Beatles would star in a film adaptation of "A Talent for Loving." The project was never completed.

1965 - Ringo Starr officially announced that he and Maureen Cox were married and were honeymooning.

2012 - Paul McCartney performed "My Valentine" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

2012 - Paul McCartney won the Grammy for Best Historical Album for the "Band on the Run" reissue. This was the second Grammy for "Band on the Run," which won one in 1974 for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus. It was McCartney's 15th Grammy. 

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NEW ON DVD TODAY

Skyfall The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Weeds: Season Eight
The Sessions (Helen Hunt)
Bully
The Man with the Iron Fists (Russell Crowe)
Silent Hill: Revelation
Family Matters: The Complete Third Season
Gossip Girl: The Complete Sixth and Final Season
Nurse Jackie: Season Four
Matlock: The Eighth Season

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Today in Sports History:

1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask.

1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.

1880 - The National Croquet League was organized in Philadelphia, PA.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky tied the NHL record for points in a season when he got his 153rd point.

1987 - Bill Fitch became the fifth coach in NBA history to get 700 career wins.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky got his 45th career hat trick and achieved a 40+ goal season for the 10th time in his career.

1993 - The San Jose Sharks lost their 17th straight game to tie an NHL record.

1997 - Kevin Johnson reached 1,000 career steals.

2002 - Baseball owners approved the sale of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos.

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On this date in 1985, Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been wearing on "The Tonight Show."

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadians 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

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

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