Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's Tuesday

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


Today is February 19th, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year.


Wild's Setoguchi faces fine hearing for high stick.

Price saves analyst Denis from bench.

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


Today's Birthdays: Singer Smokey Robinson is 73; Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Dumb & Dumber) is 58; Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson in The Office) is 55; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is 54.


Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning returned to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Monday to hold practice following a thrilling 6-5 overtime win against the Florida Panthers.

All players were accounted for on the ice for Monday morning’s session except Ryan Malone, of course, who remains out with a lower body injury.

Read the rest here.


In Britain a thief made off with a canister of radioactive material. Prolonged exposure to the material poses serious health risks. [Symptoms include dizziness, nausea and the ability to pop microwave popcorn without a microwave oven.]


Quinnipiac University Retains 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 - #19
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Quinnipiac University, 502 (26)
2University of Minnesota, 480 (8)
3Miami University, 430
4Boston College, 407
5University of New Hampshire, 361
6University of North Dakota, 324
7Western Michigan University, 276
8St. Cloud State University, 269
9Minnesota State University, 266
10University of Denver, 186
11University of Notre Dame, 164
12UMass-Lowell, 112
13Boston University, 80
14Yale University, 76
15Niagara University, 44
Others receiving votes: Merrimack College, 37; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 28; Union College, 19; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 9; Dartmouth College, 6; University of Wisconsin, 3; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the second straight week ... Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College ... 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.


When men complain of the symptoms of pregnancy, it is often called "phantom pregnancy". But there may be more to it and we think. As many as 65 percent of expectant fathers report experiencing at least one "symptom" of pregnancy, studies show; more than 20 percent of expectant dads actually sought medical care because of it.


Kackert set with a new contract and new goals for 2013.

FA13: Tiger-Cats, Eskimos continue to tinker.

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


Police in Australia responded to an accident. While investigating the accident, the female driver who caused it asked if she could sit in a police officer's car. Not a good decision on the woman's part. After a while in the cruiser, it began to reek of alcohol. She got a free ride to jail.


Tampa, FL. — The state of the safety market this spring, as well as the Bucs' own level of need at the position, will largely be determined by several key developments in the next few weeks.

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Sources say Khloe Kardashian has been X'd by The X Factor -- she has not been asked to return as co-host of the Fox singing competition. The sources say producers are asking Mario Lopez to come back, but not Khloe.


Jimmy clowns around with the flamingos, Benny and Bernice.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching reports on the Daytona 500, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Kentucky Rain."

1971 - Elvis Presley hit himself in the mouth with a microphone and chipped a tooth. The cause was a fan that had rushed on stage.

1974 - Lisa Marie Presley had a tonsillectomy.

2010 - In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.


NEW ON DVD - Released Tuesday, February 19.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
Monsters, Inc. (Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Anna Karenina
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 3


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

1972 - Paul McCartney released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish." The song was immediately banned by the BBC.

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

2002 - George Harrison's former brother-in-law was barred from selling Beatle's memorabilia. Carl Roles was accused of stealing boxes of clothing, records and other memorabilia from Harrison's Los Angeles home in the 1970's. Roles attempted to sell the items the day after Harrison died.


On this date in 1922, Ed Wynn became the first big-name, vaudeville talent to sign on as a radio talent.


Today in Sports History:

1935 - Lou Gehrig signed a contract with the New York Yankees for $30,000.

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season.

1946 - Danny Gardella became the first major league player to go to the Mexican League.

1965 - The NFL began using six officials during games.

1977 - Rod Gilbert (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th point.

1996 - Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns) got his 10,000th career rebound. He became only the 10th NBA player to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds in a career.

1996 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the second youngest NHL goaltender and 12th overall to reach 300 career victories.


NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft began using its thermal emission imaging system to map Mars on this date in 2002.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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