Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is May 13th, the 133rd day of 2013. There are 232 days left in the year.

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Red Wings oust Ducks in Game 7 win.

Rangers edge Caps to force Game 7 on Monday.

Leafs edge Bruins, force Game 7 in Boston.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Stevie Wonder is 63; Stephen Colbert is 49; Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish, solo country artist) is 47; Lena Dunham (Girls) is 27; Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, Twilight films) is 27.

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Tampa, FL. --There has been much discussion about whom the Lightning will take with the third overall selection in the June 30 draft, with the bulk of speculation falling to forwards Jonathan Drouin and Nathan MacKinnon.

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This is National Police Week.

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FRISCO, Texas - The Wenatchee Wild advanced to the Robertson Cup finals after a 7-0 win against the Amarillo Bulls on Sunday at Dr Pepper Arena

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FRISCO, Texas — The Wenatchee Wild kept their Roberston Cup title hopes alive with a dominant 5-2 win against the Jamestown Ironmen on Saturday at Dr Pepper Arena.

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The Wenatchee Wild plays in the Robertson Cup tournament finals tonight against the Amarillo Bulls at 8:30pm EDT. Catch all the action at kpq.com and FastHockey.com.

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Jamestown, Virginia, was settled as a colony of England on this date in 1607.

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U.S. Men's National Team Defeats Germany, 3-0,
at 2013 IIHF Men's World Championship
Gibson Makes 30 Saves; Team USA Clinches Quaterfinal Berth
HELSINKI – John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Anaheim Ducks) made 30 saves as the U.S. Men's National Team shut out Germany, 3-0, here today in preliminary round play of the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.
"We talked before the game about getting out to a quick start, knowing that Germany had played the late game last night, and it was good to get a couple early," said Joe Sacco, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team. "Overall, I was pleased with our effort and thought John Gibson played very well for us in goal."
Bobby Butler (Marlborough, Mass./Nashville Predators/Univ. of New Hampshire) put home the rebound of Justin Faulk's (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes/Univ. of Minnesota Duluth) shot from the point at 2:39 of the opening period on the power play to stake the U.S. to a 1-0 advantage. Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Denver) extended the U.S. lead just 2:14 later, taking a nice feed from Erik Johnson(Bloomington, Minn./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Minnesota) and burying his own rebound.
While the second period was scoreless, both teams had chances, including a penalty shot by Aaron Palushaj(Livonia, Mich./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Michigan) at the 12:40 mark.
Stephen Gionta (Rochester, N.Y./New Jersey Devils/Boston College) sealed the victory at 11:27 of the third period. After a shot by Matt Hunwick (Warren, Mich./Colorado Avalanche/Univ. of Michigan), Nate Thompson (Anchorage, Alaska/Tampa Bay Lightning) slid the puck across the crease and Gionta deposited it into the net for the score.
The U.S. has won five of its six preliminary round games and with today's victory clinched a spot in Thursday's (May 16) quarterfinals regardless of the outcome of its final preliminary round game Tuesday (May 14) against Slovakia. Further, Team USA leads Group H and can seal first place with a regulation win on Tuesday.
Scoring By Period
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GER0000
USA2013



First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, B. Butler (Faulk, Smith), 2:39 (pp); 2, USA, Stastny (Johnson), 4:53. Penalties: GER, Schutz (slashing), 1:27; USA, Hunwick (holding), 8:30; USA, Thompson (holding), 13:44; GER, Muller (holding), 19:31.
Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Palushaj (slashing), 9:26; GER, Hager (slashing), 12:40 (PS); USA, Thompson (playing without a helmet), 14:07; GER, Tripp (tripping), 18:38.
Third Period – Scoring: 3, USA, Gionta (Thompson, Hunwick), 11:27. Penalties: USA, Palushaj (slashing), 6:35; GER, Ehrhoff (tripping), 6:35; USA, Thompson (elbowing), 18:47.
Shots by Period
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2
3
Total
GER1171230
USA1181029
Goaltender (SH/SV)123Total
GER, Endras 60:0011/98/810/929/26
USA, Gibson 60:0011/117/712/1230/30





Power Play:
 GER, 0-5; USA, 1-3
Penalties: GER, 4-8; USA, 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 12GermanyW, 3-0NBCSports.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: Chris Butler was named Team USA's Player of the Game ... Alex Galchenyuk skated in warmup today but did not play. He arrived in Helsinki around 12 noon local time today from Montreal. Galchenyuk and T.J. Oshie were added to Team USA's roster yesterday. Oshie is slated to arrive in Helsinki tomorrow (May 13) ... The U.S. has notched a power-play goal in each game of the tournament and is 8-for-23 overall ... Team USA has won 11 of its 13 preliminary round games at the world championship over the past two years ... Paul Stastny, Team USA's captain, has a point in all five games (4-5--9) after scoring today ... Team USA's alternate captains are Matt Carleand Nate Thompson ... 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.

U.S. Adds Galchenyuk, Oshie To Complete Roster For
2013 IIHF Men's World Championship
With Four Wins in First Five Games, U.S. Faces Germany Next
HELSINKI – Forwards Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis./Montreal Canadiens) and T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues/University of North Dakota) have been added to the roster of the 2013 U.S. Men's National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey.
With three goaltenders and 22 forwards/defensemen, the U.S. roster is now complete for the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship being staged in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.
The U.S. has played five of its seven preliminary round games in the event to date, winning four of those contests. Next up for Team USA is a date with Germany tomorrow (May 12) at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.

Galchenyuk helped the U.S. earn a gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, and went on to play all 48 regular-season games for the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens.

He contributed 27 points for Montreal in the regular season, including nine goals. His 18 assists were tied for second among NHL rookies. In addition, he saw action in five playoff games with a goal and two assists to his credit. At the World Juniors, he recorded two goals and six assists in seven games.
Galchenyuk is slated to arrive in Helsinki late Sunday morning (May 12). He will wear #32.

Oshie, who played collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota, has been a member of the NHL's St. Louis Blues for the past five seasons.
He skated in 30 regular-season games for the Blues in 2012-13 and recorded seven goals and 13 assists. He also competed in six playoff games with two goals.
Oshie has previously competed in the IIHF Men’s World Championship in 2009 and 2010. In addition, he played for Team USA in the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship.

He is scheduled to arrive in Helsinki on Monday (May 13) and will wear #74.

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Pope Francis has named hundreds of new saints to the Catholic Church. [Iron Man finally made it.]

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Edmonton, AB. -- The Portland Winterhawks are the Western Hockey League champions.

The Winterhawks defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-1 Sunday in Game 6 of the WHL Final at Rexall Place in Edmonton to claim the third WHL title in franchise history.

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The first practical printing press was patented in the U.S. by Samuel Rust on this date in 1821.

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Former Argo kicker still looking to continue CFL career.

Rod Pedersen's Riderville.com blog.

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

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A survey of more than 7,000 U.S. mothers reveals that the average mom rates her stress level an 8.5 out of 10. What's got them so stressed? For 46 percent of moms, husbands are a bigger source of stress than kids.


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Tampa, FL. — Despite a last-minute curveball that increased the level of difficulty, one Twenty Questions Draft Contest entrant managed to get an impressive half of his predictions right, making Dorian Munn the top dog among three prize-winners.

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Officials at a Massachusetts cemetery have made a monumental decision -- no profanity on headstones. The issue came up because the family of a rapper named Sonny Santiago planned to have a song lyric with a four-letter word chiseled on his epitaph.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- After the Rays' walk-off win Saturday night made them a .500 club for the first time since early April, manager Joe Maddon talked about what came next: that gradual climb, in increments of five, to where they want to be at the end of the season.

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Taco Bell is testing a waffle taco. Flush off the success of the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco shell, the waffle taco has been spotted on the breakfast menu of at least one Southern California Taco Bell location. The breakfast of the future appears to be an Eggo-like waffle folded into a shape like that of a hard taco shell. It's lined with a sausage patty -- also folded into a taco shape -- then filled with scrambled eggs. It comes with a packet of syrup.

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San Francisco, CA. -- When Tim Lincecum fell behind in the count 3-0 against Atlanta's Jordan Schafer to open Sunday's game, that was as vulnerable as he would be all afternoon.

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Iron Man 3 earned $72.5 million over the weekend, though The Great Gatsby did great, pulling in over $50 million. Tyler Perry's latest, Peeples, opened in fourth place behind Pain & Gain.

... Opening Thursday: Star Trek Into Darkness.


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Signs, signs, everywhere signs.....

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Wenatchee Wild play for the Robertson Cup tonight, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - In Jacksonville, FL, the first riot at an Elvis performance occurred.

1957 - The principal photograpy began on the Elvis Presley film "Jailhouse Rock."

1967 - Elvis Presley's second religious album, "How Great Thou Art," hit #18 in the U.S. and #11 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley's third gospel album, "He Touched Me," hit #79 in the U.S.

1973 - In Lake Tahoe, NV, Elvis Presley held a Mother's Day Concert in memory of Gladys Presley. The show's proceeds went to the Barton Memorial Hospital.

2005 - CBS aired the TV special Elvis by the Presleys.


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Ludwig M. Wolf patented the sewing machine lamp holder on this date in 1873.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - The film "Let It Be" premiered in New York.

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Igor Sikorsky flew the first four engine aircraft on this date in 1913.

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Today in Sports History:

1911 - Fred Merkle (New York Giants) recorded six RBIs in an inning. 

1953 - Willie Mays (New York Giants) and Darryl Spencer (New York Giants) each hit two homeruns and a triple in the same game.

1955 - Mickey Mantle hit three consecutive home runs.

1958 - Stan Musial became the 8th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits.

1972 - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings. The game was actually started on May 12.

1982 - The Chicago Cubs won their 8,000th game.

1983 - Reggie Jackson became the first major league player to strike out 2,000 times.

1985 - Carlton Fisk became the 5th catcher in major league history to steal 100 bases.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1991 - At Yankee Stadium fans sang Madonna's song "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco.

1994 - The Cleveland Indians began an 18 game win streak.

1996 - O.J. Simpson appeared on British TV to discuss his not guilty verdict.


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U.S. President Eisenhower signed into law the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act on this date in 1954.

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Darlington, S.C. -- Unsinkable.

Unsinkable Matt Kenseth capped a banner week for unsinkable Joe Gibbs Racing with a victory in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a substitute crew chief on his pit box -- the unsinkable Wally Brown.

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Hailstones the size of tennis balls hit Wenerville, TN on this date in 1975.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament Championship Final -- Wenatchee Wild vs Amarillo Bulls 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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