Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 1st, the 91st day of 2013. There are 274 days left in the year.

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Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' turns 85 years old.

St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac advance to Frozen Four.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Debbie Reynolds (Singin' in the Rain) is 81; Ali MacGraw is 75; Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 63; reality TV personality Jon Gosselin is 36.

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Tampa, FL. -- On Friday night in the second period, New Jersey Devils forward Matt D'Agostini skated through the middle of the ice, looking down to find the puck on his stick. Nate Thompson of the Tampa Bay Lightning saw his opportunity and laid him out.

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Hotel Finn in Helsinki, Finland, is seeking a professional sleeper to test the comfort of their rooms and blog about it. The hotel is looking for a "dynamic person to write a quality blog" about their experience living in the "best spot of summery Helsinki." Being able to doze off is not the only job requirement. You must be fluent in Finnish and English to apply. Knowledge of Russian is an advantage. About 600 people have applied for the sleeper position so far.

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Fresno, CA.— Two goals in a 25 second span in the second period was the difference Saturday night, as the Fresno Monsters edged the Wenatchee Wild 3-1, in front of 4,674 at Selland Arena in Fresno, California.

Jacob McDowell opened the scoring for Fresno, snapping home a wrist shot, assisted by Dan Sherer and Karl Andersen at 5:52. At 11:10, Evan Schmidbauer (Surrey, British Columbia)tied it up for the Wild with a shot in close, his 14th goal of the season, with Nathan Flynn (Hastings, Minnesota) and Nicholas Kuchera (Eagan, Minnesota) drawing the assists. Both teams had opportunities from there, but the first period would end tied 1-1.

The Monsters regained the lead early in the second. Mitchell Snyder scored a second-chance, assisted by Matt Salituro and Gordon Wells at 1:48. Then, just 25 seconds later, at 2:13, Salituro zipped home a shot from the left wing. Andrew Herlofsky and Snyder assisted, giving Fresno a 3-1 lead.

The physical aspect of the game increased a bit in the third but the scoring did not and the Monsters skated away with the 3-1 win.

Wenatchee held a 25-20 advantage in shots on goal on the night. Robert Nichols (Dallas, Texas) and Nick Schmit (Fargo, North Dakota) shared time in net, combining to make 22 saves. Tomas Scholl had 19 stops for Fresno. The Wild was 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill.

First period was a pretty even period” according to Wenatchee Head Coach Bliss Littler. “We just didn’t do a good job in the locker room between the first and second. There was like a 40 minute intermission. They (Fresno) came out ready to play; we let up for a few minutes. We’re a better team than that and after that I thought we played pretty well.” As far as facing the Monsters in the first round of the playoffs, Littler said “Looking forward to this series. I know on paper it looks like it’s been a very one-sided series, but all the games have been very close. I’m looking for a very hard fought series. As long as we play physical, we’ll be a hard out.”

The Wild opens the 2013 North American Hockey League playoffs at home, against the Fresno Monsters, on Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th. Game time is 7:05pm both nights at the Town Toyota Center. Individual and group game tickets are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825) for more information.

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Women, if you're feeling stressed out, skip the trip to the break room and take a hike instead. Research (University of Canterbury) shows women's eating habits became unhealthier in order to cope with stress.

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Julie Chu Named Captain of U.S. Women's National Team
Kacey Bellamy and Meghan Duggan to Serve as Alternate Captains
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.) has been named the captain of the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship from April 2-9, in Ottawa, Ont., it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Chu, a three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010), has played in 220 games for the U.S. Women's National Team in a career that began in 1999. She served as captain of the U.S. Women's National Team that played in the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship in Burlington, Vermont.
In addition, Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) will serve as alternate captains. Both players represented the U.S. in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Bellamy has played 83 career games in a U.S. uniform, while Duggan has competed in 79 games for the United States.
"We have a great deal of leadership on this team and these three players have stepped up and earned this distinction,” said Katey Stone, head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team. “Our captains set a great example for the group and represent our team-first mentality to the fullest.”
Chu is appearing in her ninth IIHF Women's World Championship, while Bellamy and Duggan are competing in their fifth world championship.
NOTES: Click here for the full U.S. Women's National Team roster, which was announced on March 30 ... The U.S. has won four of the last six world championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011) ... The U.S. Women's National Team opens tournament play against Canada on Tuesday (April 2) at 7:30 p.m. EDT ... Fans have multiple ways to follow the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship. FASTHockey has live streaming coverage of all Team USA games ... Exclusive behind-the-scene content will be available throughout the tournament at womensworlds.usahockey.com ... Also, all can join in the conversation on Twitter by going to @USAHockey and using the hashtag #2013WWC. Fans are also encouraged to visit USA Hockey's Facebook site by clicking here.
U.S. Women's National Team Schedule
2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Schedule • April 2-9 - Ottawa, Ontario(all times ET and subject to change)
DateEventTime (EDT)
Group/
Result
LocationBroadcast
April 1Practice2:45 p.m.
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Scotiabank Place
April 2Pre-Game Skate10:30 a.m.
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Scotiabank Place
Canada vs. USA7:30 p.m.
A
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

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster Set for 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. from April 2-9
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today the 23-player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will represent the country in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont., from April 2-9.

The U.S. roster is made up of three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. There are a total of 10 Olympians on the squad, including three-time Olympian Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.).
“With the depth of the talent pool in our country, it’s always a challenge to settle on a final roster and this year was no different,” said Reagan Carey, director of women's hockey for USA Hockey and also the general manager of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We’re excited about the group of players we’ve selected and are confident that Coach Stone has the team focused and prepared to compete for the gold medal in Ottawa.”
The U.S. squad was chosen following a selection camp that began March 25 in Lake Placid, N.Y., and included 28 players. The U.S. Women's National Team will train at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid until departing tomorrow (March 31) for Ottawa.
Thirteen members of Team USA played NCAA Division I women's ice hockey during the 2012-13 season, with nine participating in the 2013 NCAA tournament. Five of those nine players advanced to the Women's Frozen Four and four captured the national title as part of the University of Minnesota. Eight players competed in the Canadian Women's Hockey League with seven winning the Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades.
Roster Highlights
  • 10 Olympians
  • 20 World Champions
  • 12 World U18 Champions
  • 18 players from the 2012 Four Nations Cup (first place)
  • 8 Canadian Women's Hockey League players
  • 13 NCAA Division I players
Fans have multiple ways to follow the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship. FASTHockey has live streaming coverage of all Team USA games. Exclusive behind-the-scene content will be available throughout the tournament at womensworlds.usahockey.com. Also, all can join in the conversation on Twitter by going to @USAHockey and using the hashtag #2013WWC. Fans are also encouraged to visit USA Hockey's Facebook site by clicking here.
NOTES: Click here for remarks from Reagan Carey, general manager of the 2013 U.S. Women's National Team ... 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) ... As previously announced, Katey Stone, head coach of the women's ice hockey team at Harvard University will serve as the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team ... Joining 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.

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The ruins of Pompeii were found on this date in 1748.

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Taman has high expectations for Williams' return.

Richardson: 'I’ve got big things planned.'

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

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Early Saturday morning neighbors of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, called police after hearing a "a strange sawing sound." The sound was a chainsaw. When police arrived, they found that a 325-year-old elephant skelton's tusk had been cut off. And they found a man in his 20s desperately trying to scale a wall while carrying the tusk. The thief fractured his ankle during his would-be escape.

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely retain cornerback Eric Wright for the 2013 season, despite several indications earlier in the offseason that his release was imminent.

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GI Joe: Retaliation punched its way to the top over the Easter weekend, bringing in $41.2 million. Last week's winner, The Croods, slipped to No. 2, while Tyler Perry's Temptation grabbed the No. 3 spot.

... Opening Friday: Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D.

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Jimmy with his train set.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son back to school after spring break, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley released "Baby, Let's Play House." The b-side was "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone."

1956 - Elvis Presley filmed his first Hollywood screen test for Hal Wallis.

1959 - Elvis Presley rented a piano while in Germany.

1960 - Elvis Presley taped Frank Sinatra's Timex TV special in Miami.

1977 - Elvis Presley was admitted to a Memphis hospital due to fatigue and intestinal flu. He stayed in the hospital for six days.

1981 - The album "The Million Dollar Quartet" was released for the first time on Sun in the U.K.

1993 - Michael Jackson tried to buy the remains of Elvis' twin brother, Jesse.
 
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YouTube has posted an April Fools' Day video announcing that the eight-year-old site is shutting down for ten years. Before it deletes all those millions of hours of video, YouTube has lined up 30,000 judges to select a "winning" video, which will be announced when the website goes back online in 2023.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles began a 92 night stop in Hamburg, West Germany, at the Top Ten club.

1964 - John Lennon was reunited with his father, Fred Lennon, after 17 years.

1967 - The Beatles recorded "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" at Studio Two, Abbey Road.

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they were going to have dual sex-change operations.

1970 - Ringo Starr layed down the drum tracks for the overhauled "Let It Be" sessions.

1973 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they were creating a new country called Nutopia. The country would have no laws, no boundaries and the the national anthem was silence.

1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings released the song "Silly Love Songs."

2003 - The 5-DVD set "The Beatles Anthology" was released.
 
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Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary on this date in 1853.


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Today in Sports History:

1919 - The final game of the 1919 Stanley Cup was canceled due to the worldwide epidemic of influenza. No winner was declared in the series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Metropolitans.

1930 - Leo Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs broke the altitude record for a catch by catching a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, CA.

1931 - Jackie Mitchell became the first female in professional baseball when she signed with the Chattanooga Baseball Club.

1972 - The Major League Baseball Players Association went on strike. The strike lasted 12 days and canceled 86 games.

1978 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) became the first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season.

1983 - Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.

1992 - Players began the first strike in the 75-year history of the National Hockey League (NHL).

1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton threw out the first ball preceding a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.

1996 - Baseball umpire John McSherry died after collapsing during a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos.

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The first dishwashing machine was marketed (in Chicago) on this date in 1889.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

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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