Saturday, May 11, 2013

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

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Today is May 11th, the 131st day of 2013. There are 234 days left in the year.

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Kings advance to second round with 2-1 win.

Maple Leafs hold off Bruins to extend series.

Capitals top Rangers in OT, lead series 3-2.

Zetterberg scores OT goal to keep Red Wings alive.

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

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The Columbia River was discovered by Captain Robert Gray on this date in 1792.

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Tampa, FL. --Father’s Day isn’t officially until next month, but that didn’t stop Lightning prospect JT Brown from sending his dad some love on a recent accomplishment, even if it was a little early.

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The American Bible Society was formed in New York City on this date in 1816.

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FRISCO, Texas - Stanislov Dzakhov's breakaway goal with 95 seconds remaining in the third period broke a tie and gave the Bismarck Bobcats a 3-2 win over the Wenatchee Wild on Friday in both teams' first game at the 2013 NAHL Robertson Cup Championship Tournament at Dr Pepper Arena.

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The Wenatchee Wild plays in the Robertson Cup tournament this weekend. Today, they play the Jamestown Ironmen at 5:30pm EDT and on Sunday, they play the Amarillo Bulls at 5:30pm EDT. The championship game is on Monday at 8:30pm EDT. Catch all the action at kpq.com and FastHockey.com.

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Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on this date in 1858.

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U.S. Men's National Team Beats France, 4-2,
at 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship
Stastny Scores Game-Winner; Team USA Takes Over First Place in Group
HELSINKI – The U.S. Men's National Team defeated France, 4-2, here today in preliminary round play of the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship and seized first place in Group H with its fourth win in five games.
"I thought we played a really solid game outside of the uncharacteristic penalty trouble we got into in the second period," said Joe Sacco, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team. "Both teams were coming off big victories -- France over Russia and ourselves over Finland -- and you never know how your team is going to respond. I liked the way we responded."
For the first time in five games, Team USA opened the scoring. Stephen Gionta (Rochester, N.Y./New Jersey Devils/Boston College) deflected Matt Carle's (Anchorage, Alaska/Tampa Bay Lightning/Univ. of Denver) point shot past goalie Cristobal Huet at 7:08 of the first period.
Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass./Nashville Predators/Univ. of New Hampshire) made it 2-0 on a tic-tac-toe passing play that incorporated Drew LeBlanc (Duluth, Minn./Chicago Blackhawks/St. Cloud State Univ.) and Tim Stapleton (La Grange, Ill./Dynamo Minsk/Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) at 17:17.
The U.S. got into penalty trouble near the midway point of the middle frame and France's Kevin Hecquefeuille cut the U.S. lead to 2-1 with a five-on-three power-play goal 8:24 into the second stanza. Despite a 25-10 shots-on-goal advantage through 40 minutes, the U.S. held just a 2-1 advantage.
Team USA was able to pull away from France with markers at 11:37 and 13:23 of the third period. Captain Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Denver) tallied on a goalmouth scramble after Craig Smith(Madison, Wis./Nashville Predators/University of Wisconsin) fought off a defender on the end wall and got the puck to the front of the net, while David Moss (Livonia, Mich./Phoenix Coyotes/Univ. of Michigan) deflected a point shot from Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes/Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) on a power play.
France scored off a rebound with 1:30 left in the game to account for the 4-2 final.
Goaltender Ben Bishop (Denver, Colo./Tampa Bay Lightning/Univ. of Maine) made 15 saves to earn his third win in four starts while Huet stopped 32 shots for France.
Team USA's plays its sixth-of-seven preliminary round games tomorrow (May 12) vs. Germany. Faceoff is 4:15 p.m. local time (9:15 a.m. EDT). NBC Sports Network will televise the game on delay beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT. It will be streamed live in the United States through NBC Sports Live Extra.
Scoring By Period
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FRA0112



First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Gionta (Carle), 7:08; 2, USA, B. Butler (LeBlanc, Stapleton), 17:17. Penalties: FRA, Da Costa (cross-checking), 1:51; FRA, Bachet (holding), 4:45.
Second Period – Scoring: 3, FRA, Hecquefeuille (Bellemare), 8:24 (5x3 pp). Penalties: USA, Stastny (slashing), 7:31; USA, Johnson (slashing), 7:46; USA, Carter (delay of game), 9:25; FRA, Henderson (hooking), 17:55.
Third Period – Scoring: 4, USA, Stastny (Smith), 11:37; 5, USA, Moss (Faulk, McBain), 13:23 (pp); 6, FRA, Treille (Desrosiers, Meunier), 18:30. Penalties: FRA, Desrosiers (high-sticking), 0:02; FRA, Meunier (holding), 3:07; USA, B. Butler (hooking), 8:26; FRA, Treille (interference), 12:55.
Shots by Period
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3
Total
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FRA37717
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USA, Bishop 60:003/37/67/617/15
FRA, Huet 58:5512/1013/1311/936/32





Power Play:
 USA, 1-6; FRA, 1-4
Penalties: USA, 4-8; FRA, 6-12
Team USA 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship ScheduleMay 3-19 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden
DateOpponentNBC Sports Network Broadcast (EDT)Live Streaming
Sat., May 4AustriaW, 5-3NBCSports.com
Sun., May 5LatviaW, 4-1NBCSports.com
Tues., May 7RussiaL, 3-5NBCSports.com
Wed., May 8FinlandW, 4-1NBCSports.com
Sat., May 11FranceW, 4-1NBCSports.com
Sun., May 12Germany10:45 a.m. (Delay)NBCSports.com
Tues., May 14Slovakia5:15 a.m.NBCSports.com
Thurs., May 16Quarterfinals6:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
TBD
Sat., May 18SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sun., May 19Bronze-Medal GameTBDTBD
Gold-Medal GameTBDTBD
NOTES: David Moss was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... The U.S. has notched a power-play goal in each game of the tournament and is 7-for-20 overall ... Paul Stastny, Team USA's captain, has a point in all five games (3-5--8) after scoring today ... The U.S. can be the top seed in Group H by winning its final two games of the preliminary round ... Team USA's alternate captains are Matt Carle and Nate Thompson ... Twenty-one of the 23 members of Team USA played U.S. college hockey ... Nine of the 23 players announced are products of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, including Matt CarleJustin FaulkJohn GibsonStephen Gionta,Matt HunwickErik JohnsonDanny KristoJamie McBain and Jacob Trouba ... Ten NHL teams are represented on the roster, including the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets ... Joe Sacco is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Men's Team. Tim ArmyDanton Cole and Phil Housley are serving as assistant coaches ... The 2013 U.S. Men's National Team is under the direction of the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Members include NHL general managers Stan Bowman (Chicago), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh) and Dale Tallon (Florida) and NHL scouts Brian Burke(Anaheim) and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh) ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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Giuseppe Garibaldi landed at Marsala, Sicily on this date in 1860.

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Roster changes made ahead of Saturday's East West Bowl.

Riders looking at security options for 2013.

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

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Glacier National Park in Montana was established on this date in 1910.To bid you have to pay a bid deposit of $50,000.


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Tampa, FL. — Ronde Barber tribute video: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Iron Man.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded on this date in 1927.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays made contact. The Padres did not -- striking out 18 times Friday night. Eventually, that combination led to a 6-3 Rays win at Tropicana Field with 12,424 attending.

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On this date in 1934, a severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the great plains of the U.S. and created a "Dust Bowl." The storm was one of many.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Matt Cain deserved to be rewarded for the toughness he demonstrated when he played a line drive off his right hip.

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The creation of the tubeless tire was announced by the B.F. Goodrich Company on this date in 1947.

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Let's play a throwing game.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Wenatchee Wild rebound for a big win today, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - The Elvis Presley song "U.S. Male" hit #28 in the U.S.

1974 - Robert Plant and Elvis Presley did an impromptu version of "Love Me" in the hallway after they met after a concert by Presley. Richard Cole and Elvis swapped watches during the meeting.

1993 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis 56" hit #42 in the U.K.

2005 - CBS aired the second part of the new four-hour mini-series "Elvis." The first part had been aired on May 8. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the part of Elvis.


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Buddy Holly and the Crickets auditioned for "Arthur Godfrey's Talend Scouts" and were rejected on this date in 1957.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles album "Please Please Me" hit #1 in the U.K.

1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.

1973 - Wings began their first major tour of the U.K.

2001 - The Paul McCartney special "Wing Span" aired on ABC-TV.

2003 - In Rome, Paul McCartney played a free concert for hundreds of thousands of fans outside the Colosseum.


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The ABC-TV special "Rodgers & Hart Today" aired on this date in 1967. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - Boston Braves Field hosted its first night game. The Giants beat the Braves 5-1. 

1949 - The Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8. The White Sox scored in every inning.

1959 - Yogi Berra (New York Yankees) ended his streak of 148 errorless games.

1977 - Ted Turner managed an Atlanta Braves game.

1983 - President Reagan signed a proclamation making May National Amateur Baseball Month.

1985 - In Bradford, England, 56 people died when a fire engulfed the main grandstand at Bradford's soccer stadium. Over 200 were injured.

1996 - Al Leiter threw the first no-hitter in Florida Marlins history.

2003 - Rafael Palmeiro (Texas Rangers) hit his 500th career home run to become only the 19th player in baseball history to reach the mark.

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Steely Dan's "Rikki, Don't Lose That Number" was released on this date in 1974.

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Darlington, S.C. -- Joe Gibbs Racing's four-car team turned in a stunningly dominating performance Friday night at Darlington Raceway, with Kyle Busch taking his 56th victory in the NASCAR Nationwide series, winning the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway over teammate Elliot Sadler by nearly a second.

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Jimmy Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn on this date in 1995. All five had played with Vaughan at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Wenatchee Wild vs Jamestown Ironmen 5:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 6:45pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Wenatchee Wild vs Amarillo Bulls 5:30pm EDT

Monday --

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Championship Final 8:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- All Star Race at Charlotte Mototr Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

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

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