Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 3rd, the 93rd day of 2013. There are 272 days left in the year.

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Big names remain, but many GMs made deals early.

NHL teams have been busy prior to Trade Deadline.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Wayne Newton is 71; Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) is 55; Eddie Murphy is 52; Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) is 31.

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Tampa, FL. -- If there was any consolation to Tuesday night’s loss at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, it was that the Tampa Bay Lightning still earned a point in the standings even in defeat.

Alex Killorn’s goal at 10:32 of the third period culminated a Lightning rally from two goals down in the final frame, and although it sent the contest into overtime, the Bolts couldn’t collect the additional point as the home team fell 3-2 in a shootout to the in-state rival Florida Panthers.

Read the rest here.

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The Walking Dead ratings for the Season 3 finale were the show's best yet: 12.4 million viewers tuned in.

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U.S. Women's National Team Edged by Canada, 3-2, in Shootout to Open
2013 IIHF Women's World Championship 
OTTAWA, Ont. – The U.S. Women's National Team fell victim to a late Canadian rally, dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to the home team to open the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship here tonight at Scotiabank Place in front of a crowd of 11,174.
Team USA held a 2-0 advantage through the mid-point of the third period, before Canada came back to tie the game with under two minutes to play. Following a scoreless five-minute overtime, the Canadians tallied twice in the shootout to capture the victory.
"It was the first game with a lot of energy and emotion," said Katey Stone, head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. "We played hard and it was a tough game that could have gone either way. We'll manage it better and come together even further as the next week in Ottawa moves on."
The Americans put two on the board in the first period while outshooting the Canadians by a 13-5 margin. Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) opened the scoring on the power play at 4:05 with a wrist shot that beat Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados to the near side from the bottom of the left faceoff circle. Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) then made it 2-0 with 1:06 left in the frame when she batted in her own rebound from the goalmouth while tied up with a Canadian player.
Despite penalty trouble in the second frame, Team USA maintained its two-goal advantage, stopping Canada on five power play opportunities, including nearly a minute of five-on-three action.
The momentum shifted to Canada in the third period, as the home team used two late goals to tie the score and force overtime. The first came at 11:13 after U.S. goaltender Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) made the initial save, but lost the rebound during a scramble in front of the net. Rebecca Johnston knocked in the loose puck for a 2-1 score. The tying goal came at 18:13 when Catherine Ward tapped in the loose puck through traffic on a Sarah Vaillancourt rebound.
Following a scoreless overtime session, Jennifer Wakefield tallied the game-winning shootout goal. Both her and Meghan Agosta-Marciano were successful in the shootout, while Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored the lone U.S. goal.
The U.S. will continue round-robin play against Finland tomorrow (April 3) at 3:30 p.m. ET. 
NOTESJessie Vetter was named U.S. Player of the Game ... The U.S. was 1-for-5 on the power play, while holding Canada scoreless on six power-play chances ... FASTHockey will offer live streaming of all Team USA games during the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship ... Exclusive behind-the-scenes content will be available throughout the tournament at womensworlds.usahockey.com ... Conversation will take place on Twitter via @USAHockey and @USAHScores 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
USA20000 --2
CAN00201 --3



First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, M. Lamoureux (J. Lamoureux, Marvin), 4:05 (pp); 2, USA, Decker (Kessel, Carpenter), 18:54. Penalties: CAN, Ouellette (body checking), 3:09; CAN, Wakefield (tripping), 10:25.
Second Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Knight (tripping), 4:33; USA, J. Lamoureux (interference), 5:23; USA, Bellamy (body checking), 8:53; USA, M. Lamoureux (slashing), 12:34; CAN, Ward (holding), 12:57; USA, Duggan (body checking), 19:19; CAN, Poulin (hooking), 19:44.
Third Period - Scoring: 3, CAN, Johnston (Vaillancourt, Wakefield), 11:13; 4, CAN, Ward (Irwin, Vaillancourt), 18:13.. Penalties: USA, Schleper (hooking), 1:14; CAN, Apps (body checking), 8:21.
Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: None.
Shootout - Round 1: USA, Knight (goal); CAN, Hefford (no goal); USA, M. Lamoureux (no goal); CAN, Agosta-Marciano (goal); USA, Decker (no goal); CAN, Vaillancourt (no goal). Round 2: CAN, Wakefield (goal); USA, Knight (no goal).
Shots by Period
1
2
3
OT
SO
Total
USA13655029
CAN56150127
Goaltenders (SH-SV)123OTSOTotal
USA, Vetter, 65:005-56-615-130-01-027-24
CAN, Szabados, 65:0013-116-65-55-50-029-27




Power Play: USA 1-5; CAN 0-6
Penalties: USA 6-12; CAN 5-10
Officials: Referee-Joy Tottman (GBR); Linesmen-Zuzana Svobodova-Arazimova (CZE), Johanna Tauriainen (FIN)
Attendance: 11,174
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, 3-2 (SO)
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 3USA vs. Finland3:30 p.m.
A
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 4Practice11:15 a.m.
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Scotiabank Place
April 5USA vs. Switzerland3:30 p.m.
A
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 6Quarterfinals3:30/7:30 p.m.
Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 8Semifinals3:30/7:30 p.m.
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Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
April 9Bronze-Medal Game3:30 p.m.
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Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com
Gold-Medal Game7:30 p.m.
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Scotiabank PlaceFASTHockey.com

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The town of Nelson, Georgia approved an ordinance making it mandatory for each household to own a gun. [This year Santa had better knock first.]

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Tate adopts new philosophy in off-season workouts.

Mitchell on the Move: Argos acquire towering d-lineman.

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

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Since it's creation men have claimed they only read playboy "for the articles". Now they can say it without lying. Playboy's new iPhone app is all articles, no nudity.

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers mostly have stayed quiet in free agency since their big-ticket item: Safety Dashon Goldson. As we wait for the other Darrelle Revis shoe to drop, the Buccaneers are working on improving their depth.

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Recently dumped? New research suggests retail therapy could actually improve your mood. Participants in one study (University of Michigan) watched a sad video clip and then were given money to buy a snack afterward. Those who got money were less sad later than those who didn't get to buy a snack.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- The champagne went flat in the seventh.

That's when the Orioles' bats got loud against the Rays on Tuesday, producing five runs to give Baltimore the lead for good in a 7-4 Opening Day win at Tropicana Field.

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Daniel Crean was preparing Easter dinner for several guests in his Florida (Palmetto) home. There was a ham on the stove and, according to a police report, a guest by the name of George Peak "began eating the ham." After Crean asked Peak to stop the pre-dinner raid, Peak allegedly approached Crean with a steak knife and said he was going to stab him. That's when Crean called the cops. Peak was busted for felony aggravated assault and for being a bad dinner guest.

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LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner's first pitch Tuesday night was a strike. So were most of the remaining 100 he threw.

After being subdued by Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw on Opening Day, the Giants reversed their fortunes as Bumgarner gave the reigning World Series champions their first victory of the year. Displaying remarkable precision, Bumgarner limited the Dodgers to two hits in eight innings in San Francisco's 3-0 triumph.

Read the rest here.

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After the Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere gave HBO its highest viewership for the series yet, it should come as no surprise that it's been renewed for a fourth season.

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This is a big chicken Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as listening to Beatles Wednesday on Q105 Tampa, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley performed on "The Milton Berle Show." The show was broadcast live from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. Elvis played the songs "Heartbreak Hotel," "Money, Honey," and "Blue Suede Shoes." 

1960 - Elvis Presley went into a recording studio for the first time since leaving the U.S. Army. 

1963 - The Elvis Presley movie "It Happened At The World's Fair" premiered in Los Angeles. 

1965 - Elvis Presley's "Do the Clam" hit #21 on the pop chart.

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George Washington received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College on this date in 1776.

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Today in Beatles History:

1984 -  Jack Douglas won a court case for $3 million. Douglas said that he was owed the money by Yoko Ono for his work on the Lennon/One album "Double Fantasy." 

1991 - Paul McCartney recorded an episode of "MTV Unplugged." 

2007 - The Yoko Ono album "Open Your Box (Remixes)" was released. 

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The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento, CA on this date in 1860. The trip across country took about 10 days. The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.

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Today in Sports History:

1977 - Montreal Canadiens became the first team in NHL history to win 60 games in a season. They beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to end the season with a record of 60-8-12. 

1985 - The Major League Baseball Players' Association agreed to a proposal of the team owners to expand the 1985 League Championship Series from the best-of-five games to best-of-seven. 

2002 - Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) announced that he was done for the season due to a knee injury. 

2006 - U.S. President Bush threw out the first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds opening home game.

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John Chancellor stepped down as anchor of "The NBC Nightly News" on this date in 1982. Roger Mudd and Tom Brokaw became the co-anchors of the show.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 3:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Hondy Indy Car Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:05pm EDT

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

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

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