Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's Saturday

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


Today is March 30th, the 89th day of 2013. There are 276 days left in the year.


College defenseman DeKeyser signs with Red Wings.

8 Debate: Lundqvist tops Rinne among best goalies.

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Florida became a U.S. territory on this date in 1822.


Tampa, FL. -- Welcome to the National Hockey League Jon Cooper.

Making his NHL head coaching debut on Friday night, Cooper pushed all the right buttons in watching his Tampa Bay Lightning climb back from a pair of two-goal deficits to defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether on this date in 1842.


Fresno, CA.— The Wenatchee Wild won the North American Hockey League West Division title Friday with a 5-4 overtime win over the Fresno Monsters at Selland Arena.

The win, coupled with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs’ 4-3 loss to the Kenai River Brown Bears, secured the division title for the Wild.

“It was the first goal the kids set out for, to win the division,” Wenatchee head coach Bliss Littler said.

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Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil on this date in 1858.


Chamblin eager to see what mini-camp presents.

Stock Assessment: Forde's look at the offence.

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The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars on this date in 1867.


Tampa, FL. — The Bucs will begin their 2013 offseason workout program on Tax Day, with 10 OTA days to follow, beginning in May, and a final three-day mandatory mini-camp in the middle of June.

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Texas was readmitted to the Union on this date in 1870.


Jimmy with his Super Hero car.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to an Easter egg hunt, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1961 - In Hawaii, a resolution was passed "expressing gratitude and appreciation to Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker" for helping to raise funds for the USS Arizona.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Guitar Man" hit #19 in the U.K.

2004 - The album "Maximum Elvis" was released. It contained the songs "The King Of Western Bop", "A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues", "Let's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change", "The Snowman", "This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer", "At The Movies", "A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him", "The Hippie Element", "Death" and "Resurrection?"

The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan and Queens on this date in 1909. It was the first double decker bridge.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.

1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

2007 - A man was arrested after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney's mansion in Sussex.


The invention of the phototransistor was announced on this date in 1950.


Today in Sports History:

1925 - The Victoria Cougars of the WCHL became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

1946 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored his first of three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1980 - George Gervin (San Antonio) became the fifth NBA player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles.

1993 - The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive road game to tie the NHL record that had been set in 1975.

1997 - Golfer John Daly checked into the Betty Ford Clinic after a drinking binge a few days earlier.

2002 - The Dallas Stars lost 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. The game ended the Stars' streak of 50 straight wins when leading after 2 periods.

2004 - NFL owners approved a modified version of the instant replay system for five years. They added a third coaches' challenge if the first two were successful.


"Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV on this date in 1964.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


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

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