Saturday, March 23, 2013

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 23rd, the 82nd day of 2013. There are 283 days left in the year.

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What East teams could do at the Trade Deadline.

Canucks' Booth out for season after surgery.

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

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The 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet took place on this date in 1066..

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Tampa, FL. -- On paper, the Lightning look like a battered and beaten team ravaged by injuries to key players.

After all, Tampa Bay will face Ottawa this afternoon without top goaltender Anders Lindback, captain Vinny Lecavalier, winger Benoit Pouliot and power forward Ryan Malone. With those holes, the Lightning will field a playing roster with seven official rookies and 10 players who appeared in the minors this season among the 20 players who will dress.

Read the rest here.

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Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine on this date in 1794.

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WENATCHEE — Aggressive offense and contributions from all four lines helped the Wild shake a loss streak and get back on the winning path Friday against the Monsters. They are now tied for first in the North American Hockey League West Division after the victory.

Wenatchee won 5-1 in front of a rocking home crowd of 3,577 at the Town Toyota Center and performed well in just about every phase of the game. Wenatchee entered the contest on a seven-game loss streak.

“It was nice to get back home,” coach Bliss Littler said. “That’s for sure.”

Read the rest here.

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The coin press was invented by Franklin Beale on this date in 1836.

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Rules committee expands video review on field goals.

Roughriders applaud league's new TV deal.

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

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The first recorded use of "OK" [oll korrect] was used in Boston's Morning Post on this date in 1839.

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Tampa, FL. — The NFL's 2013 game schedule should be unveiled by mid-April, revealing answers to such questions as if the Bucs' will get a fifth straight opener at home, and when the bye week will roll around this time.

Read the rest here.

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The first successful photo of the Moon was taken on this date in 1840.

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It's playtime.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a lazy Saturday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded "Rock-a-Hula Baby" and "Can't Help Falling in Love."

2004 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis Ultimate Gospel" was released by BMG.

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Elisha Otis installed the first modern passenger elevator in a public building on this date in 1857. It was at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -   John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" was published.

1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the 12th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently.

1985 - In San Antonio, TX, Julian Lennon held his first concert.

1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

2004 - The album "Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band Tour 2003" was released.

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The Wright brothers obtained an airplane patent on this date in 1903.

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Today in Sports History:

1952   Bill Mosienko (Chicago Black Hawks) scored the fastest hat trick in NHL history. He scored 3 goals in 21 seconds.

1971 - The Boston Patriots officially announced their name would change to the New England Patriots.

1972 - Evil Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.

1991 - The London Monarchs beat the Frankfurt Galaxy 24-11 in the World League of American Football's (WLAF) first game.

1994 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) score his 802nd career goal to pass Gordie Howe as the NHL's all-time leading goal scorer.

1995 - Jaromir Jagr (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring.

2002 - Keith Tkachuk (St. Louis Blues) slashed Lyle Odelein (Chicago Blackhawks) during a game. On March 25, 2002, Tkachuk was suspended for one game without pay for the incident.

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"Truth or Consequences" was heard on radio for the first time on this date in 1940.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 2:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fresno Monsters 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 12:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 8:00pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fresno Monsters 10:35pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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