Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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

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Today is April 9th, the 99th day of 2013. There are 266 days left in the year.

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Crosby hungry for NHL action -- and solid food.

Stanley Cup Playoff Primer: April 8.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Hugh Hefner is 87; Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point, Flight of the Phoenix, Smart People) is 59; Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City)is 47; Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is 23.

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Tampa, FL. --The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Mark Barberio from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Additionally, defenseman Matt Taormina has been reassigned to the Crunch.

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NEW ON DVD - Released Tuesday, April 9

Boss: Season 2
Hyde Park on Hudson (Bill Murray, Laura Linney)
Family Ties: The Sixth Season
Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season

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U.S. Women's National Team Advances to Gold-Medal Game
With 3-0 Win Over Finland at 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship 
Hilary Knight Tallies the Game-Winner in the Third Period
OTTAWA, Ont. – The U.S. Women's National Team defeated Finland, 3-0, here today to advance to the gold-medal game at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Brianna Decker(Dousman, Wis.) scored late in the third period to secure the victory. Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) stopped all 11 shots she faced for the shutout, her second of the tournament. The United States is now 3-0-1-0 in the tournament.
"It was an exciting game and their goalie played unbelievably well but we found a way to get one past her," saidKatey Stone, head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. "We got better as the game went on and we're happy to be where we are heading into the next game."
The United States outshot Finland, 34-8, through the first two periods, but the game remained scoreless due in part to a stellar performance by Finnish netminder Noora Raty.
Knight opened the scoring by sliding a backhand shot underneath Raty at 13:55 of the third period. The play began as Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) found Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.) cutting to the net. Marvin then dished a return pass to Knight at the near post.
Lamoureux took a feed from Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) and tucked the puck underneath the goaltender for a power-play goal at 15:32, extending the lead to 2-0. Decker sealed the victory with an empty-net goal at 19:43.
NOTES: Hilary Knight was named U.S. Player of the Game ... The U.S. will play for the gold medal at the 15th consecutive IIHF Women's World Championship ... The U.S. was 1-for-7 on the power play, while holding Finland scoreless on four chances ... FASTHockey is offering live streaming of all games during the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship ... Exclusive behind-the-scenes content will be available throughout the tournament atwomensworlds.usahockey.com ... Conversation will take place on Twitter via @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores using the hashtag #2013WWC, while content will also be posted toFacebook.com/USAHockey ... Members of the U.S. Women's National Team range in age from 18-31. Lee Stecklein is the youngest player, while Julie Chu is the oldest ... Team USA has won four gold medals and 10 silvers in the 14 previous IIHF Women's World Championships. The U.S. has won four of the last six world championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011) ... Joining Katey Stone as assistant coaches are Hilary Witt and Bobby Jay ... Robb Stauber is serving as the goaltending coach and scout, while Bret Hedican is the video coach.
GAME SUMMARY
Scoring By Period
USA003 --3
FIN000 --0



First Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, M. Lamoureux (interference), 6:21; FIN, Rajahuhta (hooking), 6:21; FIN, Tuomanen (body checking), 19:23.
Second Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: FIN, Tapani (body checking), 3:21; FIN, Hiirikoski (body checking), 8:51; FIN, Terho (body checking), 10:33; FIN, Jalosuo (hooking), 11:42; USA, M. Lamoureux (holding), 11:55; USA, Knight (interference), 13:40; FIN, Valimaki (hooking), 18:14; USA, Bellamy (slashing), 19:56; USA, Erickson (roughing), 19:56; FIN, Tikkinen (roughing).
Third Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Knight (Marvin, Kessel), 13:55; 2, USA, M. Lamoureux (Coyne, J. Lamoureux), 15:32; 3, USA, Decker (Duggan), 19:43. Penalties: USA, Decker (tripping), 11:50; FIN, Villila (charging), 14:06.
Shots by Period
1
2
3
Total
USA1024943
FIN53311
Goaltenders (SH-SV)123Total
USA, Vetter, 60:005-53-33-311-11
FIN, Raty, 60:0010-1024-248-642-40




Power Play: USA 1-7; FIN 0-4
Penalties: USA 6-12; FIN 9-18
Officials: Referee-Joy Tottman (GBR); Linesmen-Stephanie Gagnon (CAN), Michaela Kudelova (SVK)
Attendance: 4,035
U.S. Women's National Team Schedule & Results
2013 IIHF Women's World Championship • April 2-9 - Ottawa, Ontario(all times ET and subject to change)
DateEventTime (EDT)
Group/
Result
LocationBroadcast
April 2Canada vs. USA7:30 p.m.
L, 2-3 (SO)
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 3USA vs. Finland3:30 p.m.
W, 4-2
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 5USA vs. Switzerland3:30 p.m.
W, 5-0
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 8USA vs. Finland*3:30 p.m.
W, 3-0
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 9Gold-Medal Game7:30 p.m.
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Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
*Semifinals

2013 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Roster Announced
Team USA Looks for Fifth Straight Gold Medal at IIHF Men's World U18 Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced the 23-player roster for the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Under-18 Championship from April 18-28, in Sochi, Russia.
All U.S. games in the tournament will be streamed live on USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
Team USA will look to win its fifth consecutive gold medal in the event. The U.S. captured the world title a year ago in Brno, Znojmo and Breclav, Czech Republic, as well as in 2011 in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany; in 2010 in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus; and in 2009 in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.
Highlighting the roster are three returnees from last year's team, including forwards J.T. Compher (Northbrook, Ill.) and Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill.) and defenseman Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis.).
The U.S. roster has seven defensemen, including Gage Ausmus (East Grand Forks, Minn.), Butcher, Connor Clifton(Matawan, N.J.), Clint Lewis (Burnsville, Minn.), Steven Santini (Mahopac, N.Y.), Keaton Thompson (Devils Lake, N.D.) and Tommy Vannelli (Minnetonka, Minn.).
Compher and Louis are among the group of 13 forwards, which also includes Evan Allen (Sterling Heights, Mich.),Dawson Cook (Cadillac, Mich.), Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.), Shane Eiserman (West Newbury, Mass.),Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn.), John Hayden (Greenwich, Conn.), Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.),Kevin Labanc (Staten Island, N.Y.), Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y.), Michael McCarron (Macomb, Mich.) andTyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich.).
Backstopping Team USA will be goaltenders Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif.), Hunter Miska (North Branch, Minn.) and Blake Weyrick (Ojai, Calif.).
For the complete U.S. roster, click here.
The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will play one pre-tournament game against Canada on April 14 in Sochi, Russia, before opening tournament play on April 18 against Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome at 8 p.m. local time (12 p.m. EDT). Team USA's complete schedule can be found below.
NOTES: The U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team will be led by Don Granato, who is serving as head coach at his first IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship. Granato is currently in his second season as one of two head coaches at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Twenty-two players on the U.S. roster come from USA Hockey’s NTDP … The roster includes 21 players born in 1995 and two from the 1996 birth year. Forward Jack Eichel, born Oct. 28, 1996, is Team USA’s youngest player, while forward Tyler Kelleher, born Jan. 2, 1995, is the oldest … Ten different states are represented on the roster. Minnesota leads the way with five skaters, while Michigan has four ... The U.S. enters the tournament having captured a record nine consecutive medals, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005-06, four straight gold medals from 2009-12, two silver medals (2004, 2007) and one bronze medal (2008). Team USA’s seven gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship history (event began in 1999). Team USA earned its first gold medal in 2002 … The U.S. is in Group A with the Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia and Russia. Group B consists of Canada, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland ... Follow @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. Scores will be designated with #U18MWC ... More information about the 2013 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship can be found here.
Team USA 2013 IIHF Men's World Under-18 Championship Schedule
April 18-28 • Sochi, Russia
DateOpponentTime (Local/EDT)Live Webcast
Sun., April 14Canada*7 p.m./11 a.m.FASTHockey.com
Thu., April 18Russia8 p.m./12 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Sat., April 20Czech Republic3:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Sun., April 21Latvia5 p.m./9 a.m.FASTHockey.com
Tue., April 23Finland3:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.FASTHockey.com
Thu., April 25QuarterfinalsTBDTBD
Fri., April 26SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sun., April 28Bronze-Medal Game4 p.m./8 a.m.TBD
Sun., April 28Gold-Medal Game8 p.m./12 p.m.TBD
*pre-tournament game

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Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States on this date in 1833.

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Goltz one of three now vying for Pierce's backup.

All eight teams under 2012 salary cap.

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

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The Hudson Bay Company ceded its territory to Canada on this date in 1869.

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Tampa, FL. —Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson and Josh Freeman broke some of the most enduring records in Buccaneer annals last year, arousing curiosity as to what additional long-standing marks could be in danger of falling in 2013.

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The first aerial ferry bridge went into operation in Duluth, MN on this date in 1905.

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Arlington, TX. -- Ben Zobrist pulled off his helmet in disbelief. Joe Maddon ran to home plate to argue.

But nothing either of them did could change the call made by home plate umpire Marty Foster when he rung up Zobrist looking at a 3-2 pitch that appeared to be well out of the strike zone to end Monday night's game, a 5-4 Rangers win over the Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

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Researchers announced that they have figured out that they can cut the fat of a chocolate bar in half by infusing the bar with liquid such as water, fruit juice or soda. [I know what liquid you can infuse my chocolate bar with. Hot chocolate.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- This was the kind of game the Giants anticipated as the season approached.

The defending World Series champions knew that each and every opponent, particularly National League West foes, would compete fiercely in an attempt to deny them further success. The Giants faced one of those upset-minded challengers Monday, the Colorado Rockies, and outlasted them, 4-2.

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The American tradition of posing for family photos at department stores is about done. CPI Corp, the portrait provider behind studios in Sears and some Walmart stores has closed. A statement on its website says all its U.S. locations have shut down.

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I got an egg Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting for results from a medical exam, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1953 - Elvis Presley entered the annual Minstral Show at Humes High School.

1962 - In Hawaii, filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!"

1968 - The Elvis Presley album "Loving You" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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A new survey reveals that U.S. consumers are undergoing a dramatic transition in how, when and where they engage with content, devices and each other. One in four of us are digital omnivores -- we own a laptop, a smartphone and a tablet.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  Capitol Records won the rights to distribute the Beatles' recordings in the U.S. from VeeJay.

1970 - Paul McCartney announced the official split the Beatles.

1973 - Paul McCartney released the song "My Love." It was his second #1 hit.

2002 - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft appeared on David Letterman's "Late Show." He played part of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" on piano. Ashcroft said it was his tribute to Paul McCartney, who "is turning 60 this year" just like him.

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A rich guy in Russia believes that through his newest venture he'll be able to give humans the ability to live forever. By the year 2045, this guy's group hopes to create the technology in which the person's consciousness is transferred into "hologram-like human avatars."

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Today in Sports History:

1912 - The first exhibition baseball game was held at Fenway Park in Boston. The game was between Red Sox and Harvard.

1913 - The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opened.

1941 - The PGA established the Golf Hall of Fame.

1945 - National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.

1959 - The Boston Celtics won their eighth consecutive NBA championship.

1965 - The Houston Astrodome held its first baseball game.

1987 - Wayne Gretzky passed Jean Beliveau as the all-time hockey playoff scoring leader.

2002 - Saku Koivu returned to the Montreal Canadiens after a seven-month battle with cancer. The win against the New Jersey Devils clinched Montreal's first postseason position since the 1997-98 season.

2002 - The New Jersey Nets won their first divisional title since joining the NBA in 1976.

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On a personal note, I'm had testing done yesterday afternoon for a possible medical problem. Now, I await the results. Your prayers, good thoughts or whatever you'd like to offer up will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 2:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EDT

Saturday -- 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 5:00pm EDT

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

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