Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is August 5th, the 217th day of 2013. There are 148 days left in the year.

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30 in 30: Coyotes want return to playoffs after miss.

30 in 30: Kings not satisfied, hungry for second Cup.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) is 68; Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch) is 57; NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing is 51; Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy, Weekend At Bernie's) is 47.

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U.S. Under-18 Select Team
Defeats Czech Republic, 1-0, in Pre-Tournament Game
Team USA to Begin 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Play Monday
BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Dominic Turgeon (Denver, Colo.) scored the game's only goal, and goaltenders Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) and Blake Weyrick (Ojai, Calif.) combined for a 27-save shutout to help the U.S. Under-18 Select Team defeat the Czech Republic, 1-0, in its lone pre-tournament game leading up to the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
"I was very pleased with the overall effort today; the compete level was extraordinary," said Bob Corkum, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. "Both of our goalies were great, and our penalty kill did a great job. We sacrificed bodies to make plays, and it was a good first game for us. We'll only get better from here."
Turgeon scored the game-winner when he converted on a rebound in front of Czech Republic goaltender Jan Pechek at 16:17 of the opening period.
Nedeljkovic, who started in net and played the first 36:07 of the game, turned away all 16 shots he faced. Weyrick entered the contest with 3:53 remaining in the middle period and stopped 11 shots to complete the Team USA shutout.
The U.S. Under-18 Select Team used tight defensive coverage to successfully kill off all eight Czech Republic power plays in the pre-tournament game.
Team USA begins play in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Monday (Aug. 5) against Finland. A full schedule can be found below.
For the complete roster, click here.
For complete Ivan Hlinka coverage, click here.
NOTES: Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.) was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Follow the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Twitter by following @USAHockeyScores and using #IvanHlinka ... The 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament features teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States ... Team USA has finished in the top three of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament 10 times since the tournament's inception in 1991, including a first-place finish in 2003. The U.S. has finished second seven times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010) and third twice (1991, 1995) ... Team USA finished in seventh place last year ... The 22 players on the U.S. roster represent 10 different states. Minnesota leads the way with eight representitives, while Michigan has four and both Illinois and Colorado have two ... Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) serves as head coach andJohn Gruden (Virginia, Minn.), assistant coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Matt Herr(Hackensack, N.J.) a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, and Derek Plante (Cloquet, Minn.), assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, serve as assistant coaches.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA1
0
0
1
CZE0000
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA, Turgeon (unassisted), 3:43. Penalties: USA, Bittner (kneeing), 6:58; CZE, Pastrnak (tripping), 10:24; USA, Haydon (tripping), 15:08; USA, Nardella (holding), 18:12.
Second Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Nardella (roughing), 1:18; CZE, Kutak (roughing), 1:18; USA, Dougherty (roughing), 2:43; USA, Wagner (roughing), 8:19; USA, Turgeon (high-sticking), 10:26; USA, Dougherty (holding), 17:28.
Third Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: CZE, Pyrochta (tripping), 1:11; USA, Malmquist (slashing), 5:35; CZE, Vopelka (cross-checking), 18:48.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA10
9
13
32
CZE108927

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Nedeljkovic 36:07
USA, Weyrick 23:53
10/10
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6/6
2/2
--
9/9
16/16
11/11 
CZE, Pechek 40:00
CZE, Vanecek 20:00
9/10
--
9/9
--
--
13/13
18/19
13/13
Power Play: USA, 0-3; CZE, 0-8
Penalties: 
USA, 9-18; CZE, 4-8

Team USA 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ScheduleAugust 3-10 - Breclav, Czech Republic & Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponentLocationTime (Local/ET)/Result
Sat., Aug. 3Czech Republic (Exhibition)BreclavW, 1-0
Mon., Aug. 5FinlandPiestany2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 6RussiaPiestany2:00 p.m./8:00 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 7SlovakiaPiestany5:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 9SemifinalsTBDTBD
Sat., Aug. 10Championship/Third PlaceTBDTBD

USA White Falls to Sweden; USA Blue Loses to Finland in OT
Gillies and Olson each make 14 saves for USA White;
O'Regan scores twice, Barber notches three assists for USA Blue
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – International play at the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp began today at the Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. USA White lost to Sweden, 4-2, after permitting two power-play goals in the final five minutes. USA Blue fell to Finland, 6-5, in overtime.
"I think the big lesson from the first game was discipline," said Don Lucia, head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. "Penalties are obviously costly at the international level, but penalty kill is something we haven't worked on yet. Still, it was a 2-2 game until the end fo the third period. In game two, I thought that we did some nice things in the offensive zone. We did a good job down low using our size to protect the puck. We have some pieces of the puzzle that we can work with this week moving forward."

Four different USA White players recorded points and goaltenders Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College) and Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn./Ohio State Univ.) made 14 saves each, but it was Sweden that skated away with a 4-2 win.
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass./Boston Univ.) opened the scoring when he fit a power-play shot from the high slot between the arm and left pad of Sweden goaltender Oscar Dansk at 3:28 of the first period.
Sweden scored the next two goals -- one early in the first period and another midway through the second -- to seize the 2-1 lead.

Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.)/Univ. of Michigan) scored on a breakaway to even the score at two with just over five minutes to play in the middle frame.
In the third period, Sweden capitalized on a pair of late power plays to collect the win.
USA White plays Finland tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Game One Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE1
1
0
2
SWEDEN1124
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA WHITE, Grzelcyk (Brodzinski, Guentzel), 3:28 (pp); 2, SWE, Burakowsky (de la Rose, Pettersson) 5:32 (pp). Penalties: SWE, Zaar (hooking), 1:43; SWE, Pettersson (interference), 2:29; USA WHITE, Vannelli (interference), 4:36; SWE, de la Rose (holding), 7:51; USA WHITE, Compher (slashing), 11:04; USA WHITE, Vannelli (interference), 13:56; USA WHITE, Compher (slashing), 15:59.
Second Period -- Scoring: 3, Lindholm (unassisted), 13:02; 4, USA WHITE, Copp (unassisted), 14:14. Penalties: USA WHITE, Samuelsson (slashing), 4:20; USA WHITE, Copp (goaltender interference), 9:52; USA WHITE, Sieloff (interference), 18:45; SWE, de la Rose (boarding), 18:45; SWE, Arnesson (interference), 19:48.
Third Period -- Scoring: 5, SWE, Wallmark (Collberg, Djoos), 15:56 (pp); 6, SWE, Sundqvist (Dahlstrom), 17:59 (pp). Penalties: USA WHITE, Vannelli (delay of game), 14:59; USA WHITE, Shore (high-sticking), 17:14; USA WHITE, Motte (kneeing), 19:41.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE6
3
8
17
SWE1261432

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA WHITE, Gillies 29:52
USA WHITE, Olson 28:23
11/12
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3/3
2/3
--
10/12
14/15
14/17
SWE, Dansk 60:005/62/38/815/17
Power Play: USA WHITE, 1-4; SWE, 3-9
Penalties: 
USA WHITE, 10-20; SWE, 5-10
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Dan O'Regan (Needham, Mass./Boston Univ.) contributed two goals, Riley Barber (Pittsburgh, Pa./Miami Univ.) had three assists and eight other USA Blue players had at least a point in a 6-5 overtime setback against Finland.
After falling behind, 3-1, late in the second period, USA Blue battled back and was eventually able to take a 5-4 lead late in regulation on a pair of goals by O'Regan, and single tallies from Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn./Univ. of Minnesota) and Tony DeAngelo (Sewell, N.J.).
However, Finland recovered to knot the game with just 11 seconds remaining in the third period before scoring the game-winning goal 41 seconds into overtime.
Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) scored USA Blue's first goal and added an assist; Nic Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif./Univ. of Wisconsin) chipped in two assists to finish as USA Blue's only other player to record multiple points.
USA Blue will play Sweden tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Game Two Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA BLUE1
1
3
05
FINLAND12216
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA BLUE, Carrick (Butcher, Barber), 5:16; 2, FIN, Teravainen (Lehkonen, Maatta), 7:13. Penalties: None.
Second Period -- Scoring: 3, FIN, Leskinen (Nikko, Vainonen), 10:59; 4, FIN, Lahkonen (Teravainen, Pokka), 13:47 (pp); 5, USA BLUE, O'Regan (Kerdiles, Barber), 15:36. Penalties: USA BLUE, Ebert (holding), 12:23; FIN, Lehtonen (cross-checking), 20:00.
Third Period -- Scoring: 6, USA BLUE, O'Regan (Carrick, Demko), 0:19 (pp); 7, FIN, Lehkonen (Teravainen, Maatta), 9:37 (pp); 8, USA BLUE, Fasching (Bailey, Hinostroza), 10:04; 9, USA BLUE, DeAngelo (Kerdiles, Barber), 10:33; 10, FIN, Lehkonen (Maatta, Pokka), 19:49. Penalties: USA BLUE, Kerdiles (slashing), 4:18; USA BLUE, Hayden (tripping), 9:03; FIN, Bench (too many men), 17:00.
Overtime -- Scoring: 11, FIN, Pokka (Teravainen, Maatta), 0:41 (pp). Penalties: USA BLUE, Ausmus (delay of game), 0:25.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA BLUE6
10
9
025
FIN7179235

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
OT
Total
USA BLUE, Stolarz 30:31
USA BLUE, Demko 30:10
6/7
--
9/9
6/8
--
7/ 9
--
1/2
15/16
14 /19
FIN, Saros 59:395/69/106/90/020/25
Power Play: USA BLUE, 1-2; FIN, 3-4
Penalties: 
USA BLUE, 4-8; FIN, 2-4
NOTES: For video interviews with Head Coach Don Lucia, forward Dan O'Regan and defenseman Brady Skjei, click here... Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitter to join the conversation surrounding camp ... The online home for the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, complete with rosters, camp schedule and camp news, can be found by clicking here ... All games from the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on usahockey.FASTHockey.com ... The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area … Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team, was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team on March 23. Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men's ice hockey team, Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team, and David Lassonde(Denver, Colo.), assistant coach of the University of Denver's men's ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coaches. The video coordinator is Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University's men's ice hockey team ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fifth consecutive year.
2013 National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
August 4-10 - Lake Placid, New York
Date
Event
Time (ET)/Result
Sun., Aug. 4USA White vs. Sweden
USA Blue vs. Finland
L, 2-4
L, 5-6 (OT)
Mon., Aug. 5USA Blue vs. Sweden
USA White vs. Finland
1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 7Canada vs. Finland
USA vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 8USA vs. Finland
Canada vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 10USA vs. Canada
Finland vs. Sweden
1:00 p.m.
4:15 p.m.

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On this date in 1833, the village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250.

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Bombers hoping for fresh start against Lions.

Morris: Lions ready to roar after short week.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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No one hit the Powerball jackpot Saturday, so the money will roll over and create a roughly $400 million prize for Wednesday's drawing. As it stands, it would be the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

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Regina, SK. -- Rival receivers have to be concerned for their safety when Tyron Brackenridge is playing safety.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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Russell Brand says divorce made him consider becoming a monk. [Then he learned monks can't wear skinny jeans.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Bucs took to the field on Monday after a day off at training camp, and they had a pair of new rookies in the mix: WR Chris Denton of Mount Union and LB Marvin Booker of Rutgers.

Read the rest here.

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A Japanese toilet maker (Satis) has network-enabled a toilet, which can be controlled with an Android app. So the next time you hear your man use the bathroom but not flush, just grab your smartphone and do it for him, ladies.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The formula is not always the same, but somehow, the Rays keep stringing wins together.

Take Sunday's 4-3 win over the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, for example. A starter failed to pitch deep into the game -- a rare occurrence for the Rays -- as Roberto Hernandez could not get out of the fifth inning.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1861, the U.S. federal government levied its first income tax. The tax was 3% of all incomes over $800. The wartime measure was rescinded in 1872.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Giants intend to make changes where changes often are most effective: at the top. The top of the batting order, that is.

Manager Bruce Bochy announced after Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that San Francisco is likely to have a new leadoff hitter as soon as Monday -- either second baseman Marco Scutaro or right fielder Hunter Pence.

Read the rest here.

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After posting an ad online an Australian woman bought two iPhones for $1,300 from someone in a McDonald's parking lot. But when she opened the boxes later they contain just one apple each.

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Good swing Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the latest dirt on Johnny Manziel, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1953 - 
Elvis Presley interviewed for a job at Sears Roebuck. He was not hired.

1955 - Elvis Presley performed at the eighth annual Country Music Jamboree in Memphis. The show included Webb Pierce, Sonny James and Johnny Cash.

1959 - Dick Clark called Elvis Presley and conducted a phone interview in which he informed Presley that his new single had just gone gold.

1965 - On location shooting began for the Elvis Presley movie "Paradise Hawaiian Style."

2010 - Prince Albert of Monaco visited Graceland.

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It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel. Tonight (9p ET) the network airs Return of Jaws. In this new special, a robot submarine is used to track sharks as the Shark Cam follows Great White sharks living and hunting off the shores of Cape Cod, the setting for the Jaws film franchise.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
The Beatles album "Revolver" was released in the U.K.

1978 - The Wings single "I've Had Enough" hit #25 in the U.S.

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The Mariner 7, a U.S. space probe, passed by Mars on this date in 1969. Photographs and scientific data were sent back to Earth.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game was done by Harold Arlin. KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA described the action between the Pirates and Philadelphia.

1960 - For the first time two major league baseball clubs traded managers. Detroit traded Jimmy Dykes for Cleveland's Joe Gordon.

1984 - Toronto’s Cliff Johnson set a major league baseball record by hitting the 19th pinch-hit home run in his career.

1999 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) hit his 500th career homerun. He also set a record for the fewest at-bats to hit the 500 homerun mark.

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The action flick 2 Guns was tops at the weekend box office, pulling in $27.4 million.

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NEWTON, Iowa -- Brad Keselowski made a busy weekend well worth the trouble.

Read the rest here.

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"Tank McNamara", the comic strip, premiered in 75 newspapers on this date in 1974.

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LONG POND, Pa. -- Taking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Read the rest here.

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NASA announced that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons on this date in 2011.

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LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Charlie Kimball sized up Simon Pagenaud's No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports car on the backstretch, darted to the inside entering the Esses and easily completed the pass on Lap 73.

Read the rest here.

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Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a mission to Jupiter on this date in 2011. It was the first solar-powered spacecraft to go to Jupiter.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Arizona Diamondback 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Arizona Diamondback 9:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:05pm EDT

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

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