Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is August 12th, the 224th day of 2013. There are 141 days left in the year.

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30 in 30: Core in place, Wild look for playoff run.

30 in 30: Revamped Predators hope for playoff return.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Bruce Greenwood (Captain Christopher Pike in the most recent Star Treks) is 57; Michael Ian Black (Ed) is 42; Casey Affleck is 38; Maggie Lawson (Psych) is 33.

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U.S. Under-18 Select Team Falls in Ivan Hlinka Title Game
Nedeljkovic stops 26 shots in goal
PIESTANY, Slovakia -- The U.S. Under-18 Select Team lost to Canada, 4-0, in the championship game at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament today.
"Canada was the better team tonight," said head coach Bob Corkum. "They came out with more energy than we did and we just didn't get it done. The guys gave it everything they had, but give credit to Canada. Everybody worked incredibly hard and bought into the systems this week. We overcame a ton of adversity in every game, but we just ran out of gas."
Canada was able to build a 2-0 lead after two periods on goals at 3:58 of the first and 11:23 of the second.
The Canadians increased their lead to 4-0 late in the final stanza after a power-play goal at 12:29 and an even-strength tally two minutes later.
U.S. goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (Parma, Ohio) made 26 stops in the contest. Forward Nick Schmaltz (Verona, Wis.) finished the tournament with five goals and eight points to lead all Americans in scoring.
The runner-up performance marks the eighth time that Team USA has earned second-place honors in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

For the complete U.S. roster, click here.
For complete Ivan Hlinka coverage, click here.
NOTES: Austin Poganski (St. Cloud, Minn.) 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 eight times (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2010, 2013) 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 representatives, while Michigan has four and both Illinois and Colorado have two ... Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.) serves as head coach and John 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
USA0
0
0
0
CAN1124
First Period -- Scoring: 1, CAN, Dal Colle (Watson), 3:58. Penalties: CAN, Fabbri (slashing), 4:28; USA, Iverson (tripping), 10:04; CAN, Fabbri (slashing), 17:54.
Second Period -- Scoring: 2, CAN, Hawryluk (Hicketts), 11:23. Penalties: None.
Third Period -- Scoring: 3, CAN, Ekblad (Point, Watson), 12:29 (pp); 4, CAN, Lemieux (Point, Watson), 14:17. Penalties: CAN, Virtanen (hooking), 4:53; USA, Haydon (boarding), 12:03.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA6
7
6
19
CAN1210830

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Nedeljkovic 60:0011/12
9/10
6/8
26/30
CAN, Billia 60:006/67/76/619/19
Power Play: USA, 0-3; CAN, 1-2
Penalties: 
USA, 1-2; CAN, 3-6

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. 5FinlandPiestanyL, 2-3 (OT)
Tues., Aug. 6RussiaPiestanyW, 4-2
Wed., Aug. 7SlovakiaPiestanyW, 5-2
Fri., Aug. 9Czech Republic (Semifinals)BreclavW, 5-3
Sat., Aug. 10Canada (Championship)PiestanyL, 0-4



Team USA Defeats Canada, 5-1, to End USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
Shore tallies two goals, assist; Gillies makes 24 saves
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Quentin Shore (Denver, Colo./Univ. of Denver) tallied two goals and an assist to help Team USA to a 5-1 victory over Canada today at 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The U.S. tallied three power-play goals and a shorthanded goal in its final game of the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
"I think that the game played like we hoped it would," said Don Lucia, head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. "If we're going to be successful, we're going to have to have good goaltending, which we had today. Our specialty teams play was outstanding, especially our penalty killing. We scored some power-play goals. We were opportunistic today and it's a lot easier to play with a lead."
After negating three Canadian power plays to start the game, Team USA capitalized on its first two chances with the man-advantage at 19:00 and 19:47. Skating five-on-three, Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) and Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis./Univ. of Denver) played catch at the blue line before setting up Riley Barber (Pittsburgh, Pa./Miami Univ.) with a one-time blast from the high slot. Next, Ian McCoshen (Hudson, Wis./Boston College) hammered a one-timer from the right faceoff dot inside the near post to make it 2-0. Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass./Boston Univ.) and Shore assisted on the five-on-three tally.
Shore scored a shorthanded goal on a great individual effort at 13:57 of the second period. From the U.S. zone, Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn./Univ. of Minnesota) lofted the puck high towards the Canadian blue line. Shore won a footrace to the puck, fought off a defender and ripped a slapshot from between the circles over Jake Paterson's glove.
Shore's second marker came on the power play at 5:17 of the third period. Team USA thwarted a Canadian clearing attempt, which created an odd-man chance down low. Nic Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif./Univ. of Wisconsin) fed Adam Erne(New Haven, Conn.), who made a cross-crease pass for Shore to bury into the net.
Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.) stretched the lead to 5-1 when he picked up a loose puck on the left wing and wristed a low shot into the net from the left faceoff dot.
Canada notched its only goal with 5:57 remaining in the game.
Goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College) made 24 saves in the victory. Canada's Jake Paterson stopped 20 of 25 shots.
Game Summary
Scoring By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA2
1
2
5
CANADA0011
First Period -- Scoring: 1, USA, Barber (Butcher, Carrick), 19:00 (pp); 2, USA, McCoshen (Shore, Grzelcyk), 19:47 (pp). Penalties: USA, Carrick (interference), 1:04; USA, Sieloff (high-sticking), 6:24; USA, Carrick (interference), 16:28; CAN, Lazar (slashing), 18:06; CAN, Matheson (slashing), 18:23; CAN, Horvat (holding), 19:17.

Second Period -- Scoring: 3, USA, Shore (Fasching), 13:57 (sh). Penalties -- USA, Samuelsson (hooking), 1:24; USA, bench (too many men), 3:18; USA, Barber (slashing), 13:34; USA, Carrick (cross-checking), 17:13.

Third Period -- Scoring: 4, USA, Shore (Kerdiles, Erne), 5:17 (pp); 5, USA, Matteau (unassisted), 13:21; 6, CAN, Reinhart (Petan, Matheson), 14:03. Penalties -- CAN, Monahan (slashing), 3:50; CAN, Domi (cross-checking), 5:26; CAN, Leipsic (kneeing) 8:05; CAN, Nurse (roughing), 11:32; USA, DiPauli (roughing), 11:32; USA, Samuelsson (slashing), 14:36; USA, Santini (holding), 15:02; CAN, Dumba (roughing), 15:02; CAN, Petan (high-sticking), 16:45; CAN, Severson (slashing), 19:13.
Shots By Period
1
2
3
Total
USA8
4
13
25
CAN1010525

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
1
2
3
Total
USA, Gillies 60:0010/10
10/10
4/5
24/25
CAN, Paterson 60:006/83/411/1320/25
Power Play: USA, 3-8; CAN, 0-8
Penalties: 
USA, 10-20; CAN, 10-20
NOTES: For game highlights, postgame interviews and photos, 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 onusahockey.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
L, 3-4
W, 5-2
Wed., Aug. 7Canada vs. Finland
USA vs. Sweden
CAN, 5-3
L, 0-4
Thurs., Aug. 8USA vs. Finland
Canada vs. Sweden
W, 4-3 (SO)
CAN, 7-3
Sat., Aug. 10USA vs. Canada
Finland vs. Sweden
W, 5-1
FIN, 3-2 (SO)

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Isaac Singer was issued a patent on the double-headed sewing machine on this date in 1851.

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Steinberg's MMQB: Week 7 lives up to the hype.

2013 CFL Replay: A look back at the Bye Weeks.

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

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You can buy a $4.25 million painting on Amazon.com. [It's totally worth it for the free shipping.]

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Regina, SK.- At one point, Kory Sheets was 102 yards away from his sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing game.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders tailback had minus-two yards on three carries after the first quarter of Friday's Canadian Footbal l League game against the host Calgary Stampeders, who won 42-27. By halftime, Sheets had only eight yards to show for four rushes while the Roughriders were lamenting a 26-7 deficit.

Read the rest here.

Next up for Saskatchewan is a Saturday, August 17th home game against the 2-4 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is 4:00pm EDT.

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To encourage people to 'take a break' from work, beer maker Amstel and its ad agency create a vending machine that rewards people with free beer for doing nothing. Called the 'Amstel Pause', participants only had to push a button, stand in front of the vending machine and wait for three full minutes. When the three minutes were up, they would be rewarded with a cold can of Amstel beer. | Video

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Tampa, FL. — Following some sage pre-practice advice, rookie DE Steven Means made a stunning play in practice on Saturday morning, the type his coaches hope he'll eventually be making on game day.

Read the rest here.

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Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister on this date in 1865.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- All's quiet on the Western Front, where the Rays made little noise this past week in being swept by the D-backs and Dodgers.

The fifth and final installment of the 0-5 road trip came via an early-evening affair on Sunday that saw Clayton Kershaw improve his Major League leading ERA to 1.88 in an 8-2 Dodgers win that completed their three-game sweep of the Rays.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording on this date in 1877.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Marco Scutaro couldn't hear, but when he sighed and let out one of those end-of-a-long-day exhales, Pablo Sandoval was a few lockers over talking about keeping a positive attitude during a long year.

Read the rest here.

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Sources say the next iPhone is coming on September 10. Will it be the iPhone 5S? The iPhone 6? Who knows, but these same sources say it'll be the same size as the iPhone 5, but with a longer battery life, a better camera and a fingerprint reader.

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Jimmy supervises the cable guys.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as sleeping in, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 -
In Memphis, Elvis Presley visited his mother in the hospital. She had been diagnosed with acute hepatitis.

1964 - Elvis Presley was released by the studio after concluding work on the film "Girl Happy."

1972 - The compilation album "Elvis Sings Hits From His Movies, Volume 1" hit #87 in the U.S.

1977 - The Angola Coach Company sold Elvis Presley's original former tour bus.

1992 - RCA and the RIAA presented Elvis Presley's estate with 110 gold and platinum records.

2002 - In Memphis, TN, Mobile Graceland began a tour of 31 cities.

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Tonight's Mythbusters (10p ET, Discovery) is about de-bunking the science and chemistry of the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul join the show.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 -  
Pete Best passed a drumming audition to join the Silver Beatles. He was the son of Mona Best, the owner of the Casbah Coffee Club.

1966 - John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago, IL, for his remark that "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus."

1989 - Paul McCartney's single "This One" hit #18 in the U.K.

1991 - Paul McCartney's album "Tripping The Live Fantastic - Highlights!" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

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Hawaii was annexed by the U.S. on this date in 1898. Hawaii was later given territorial status and was given Statehood in 1959.

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Today in Sports History:

1879 - The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, IL.

1964 - Mickey Mantle set a major league baseball record when he hit home runs from both the left and right sides of the plate in the same game.

1969 - The Boston Celtics were sold for $6 million. To date it was the highest price paid for a pro basketball team.

1973 - Jack Nicklaus won his 14th major golf title. The win broke the record that had been held by Bobby Jones for 50 years.

1986 - Rod Carew became the first player in the history of the California Angels franchise to have his uniform (#29) retired.

1994 - Major league baseball players went on strike rather than allow team owners to limit their salaries. The strike lasted for 232 days. As a result, the World Series was wiped out for the first time in 90 years.

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Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the "Rudy Vallee Show" on NBC on this date in 1937.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Four-for-four is a great day on the baseball diamond.

It’s an even better day on the race track. Just ask Brad Keselowski, who won his fourth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Watkins Glen International.

Read the rest here.

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Elysium made $30.4 million over the weekend, good enough to make it the number one movie. It was Matt Damon's third-biggest debut as a pure lead behind his last two Bourne films.

... Opening Friday: Jobs; Kick-Ass 2; Lee Daniels' The Butler; Paranoia.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- The third time may have been the charm for Kyle Busch, but it was a jinx for pole-winner Marcos Ambrose.

Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355 at the 2.45-mile road course by .486 seconds over runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Read the rest here.

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Oconomowoc, WI on this date in 1939. Judy Garland became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 4:05pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:40pm EDT

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

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