Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is September 23rd, the 266th day of 2013. There are 99 days left in the year.

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Oilers' Gagner out 'indefinitely' with broken jaw.

Hockey community rallied around Kushneriuk's cause.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Julio Iglesias is 70; Bruce Springsteen is 64; Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) is 54.

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Blaine, MN. – Parker Tuomie (Biemerhaven, Germany) scored twice Saturday night, leading the Wenatchee Wild to a 3-1 win over the Coulee Region Chill on the final night of the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

Tuomie scored short handed, assisted by Mike Coyne (Kenmore, New York) at 12:01, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead after one.

Tuomie scored again, this time assisted by Corey Sikich (Valencia, California) at 6:46 of the second, for a 2-0 Wenatchee lead. It was 3-0 2 minutes later, as Chris Koukis (Brentwood, California) scored on assists by Trey Bradley (Tampa, Florida) and Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) at 8:54. Coulee Region got on the board late in the period, as Jake Zeleznikar scored, assisted by Jesse Tredinnick at 18:38.

In the third period, the Wild limited the Chill to just 6 shots on goal and went on from there to the 3-1 win.

Wenatchee outshot Coulee Region 31-30 on the night. Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) made 29 saves for the Wild, while Blake Cates and Adam Carlson combined to stop 28 shots for the Chill. Wenatchee was a perfect 8-of-8 on the penalty kill with a shorthanded goal, while going 0-for-5 on the power play.

The Wild improve to 3-1-0 on the season, Coulee Region slips to 3-1-0.

Wenatchee plays two in Bismarck on September 27th and 28th at 5:15pm PDT both nights. The home opening weekend at the Town Toyota Center against the Minot Minotauros is set for Friday and Saturday, October 4th and 5th, with faceoff at 7:05pm PDT both nights. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).

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The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held on this date in 1642.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors USPHL Empire team played Friday night at the Palm Beach Hawks and lost 5-4 in overtime.

Trey Stern with two, Brandon Goudreau and Saveliy Morozov scored goals for Tampa Bay, Austin Kinzel made 35 saves. The Juniors were 0-for-4 on the power play and 5-of-6 on the penalty kill.

The Tampa Bay Juniors USPHL Elite team hosted the Palm Beach Hawks over the weekend, losing 10-5 on Saturday and 6-3 on Sunday.

In Saturday's game, Palm Beach broke open a close game with a 6 goal second period and cruised to the win. Harry Kaladzhyan, Paul Lochner with two, Richard Foy and Nakita Zagryadskiy scored for Tampa Bay, George McLead made 33 saves. The Juniors were 1-for-3 on the power play and 5-of-7 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday, Tampa Bay drew within 5-3 in the third period, but allowed an empty net short handed goal, losing 6-3. Zagryadskiy, David Cross and Lochner scored for the Juniors, Kinzel made 30 saves. Tampa Bay went 0-for-3 with a short handed goal against on the power play. They were 6-of-7 on the penalty kill.

Coming up for the Juniors' Empire team, is a Saturday, September 28th exhibition game against the FGCU Eagles. Face-off in Ellenton is set for 5:15pm EDT. Tampa Bay's Elite team will host the Space Coast Hurricanes at 8:00pm on Saturday, September 28th and 12:15pm EDT and 12:15pm EDT on Sunday, September 29th. All games will be carried live on FASTHockey.com.

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John Paul Jones, commander of the American warship Bon Homme, was quoted as saying "I have not yet begun to fight!" on this date in 1779.

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Cool at the Controls: Collaros poised in Argos win.

Tiger-Cats head East and close out Alouettes.

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

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Stephen King says in a new interview that the Twilight series is nothing more than porn for teens. [Then he belched, hitched up his pants and yelled at some kids to skedaddle off his lawn.]

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Regina, SK. - Following Sunday's gut-wrenching loss to the BC Lions, the Saskatchewan Roughriders weren't making any excuses.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the 8-4 Riders is a game on Sunday, September 29th at the 4-8 Montreal Alouettes. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 1:00pm EDT.


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The first transcontinental telecast was received on the west coast on this date in 1951. The show "Crusade for Freedom" was broadcast by CBS-TV from New York.

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Foxboro, MA. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ third game of 2013 lacked the end-game dramatics of the previous two but also lacked the final result the team so urgently needed after an 0-2 start to the campaign. Despite another relatively strong effort by the defense, the Buccaneers dropped a 23-3 decision to the New England Patriots (3-0) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday and remained winless on the young season.

Read the rest here.


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A Swedish headphone company (Happy Plugs) has created a pair of earbuds made out of 18-carat solid gold. Priced at a whopping $14,500, the lavish accessory for your ears are handmade, with each side molded out of 25-grams of gold.

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San Diego, CA. -- As Mike Riley addressed his troops in the locker room following Oregon State's rabbit-out-of-the-hat 34-30 victory over San Diego State Saturday, he sought perspective.

Read the rest here.

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A man in Michigan accidentally knocked out power to his neighbors because he was putting too much of a strain on the power grid while growing medical marijuana.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- It all started with a tweet.

Read the rest here.


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TV TONIGHT: SEASON PREMIERE: THE VOICE - Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera are back as judges as the blind auditions begin the season. The four judges will all perform together tonight. (8p ET, NBC)

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New York, NY. -- The Yankees received the lion's share of the applause Sunday. The Giants settled for the victory.

Read the rest here.


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Andy Samberg married singer Joanna Newsom Saturday, days after his new comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, premiered on Fox. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were reportedly among the guests.

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Buckle up little guy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching NFL hilites., isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Elvis Presley's single "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" hit #4 in the U.S.

1963 - Elvis Presley screened the movie "Hootenanny Hoot." 

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Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech" on this date in 1952. At the time he was a candidate for U.S. vice-president. 

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
In Hamburg, the Beatles, with Stu Sutcliffe, recorded versions of "Fever," "Summertime," and "September Song."

1968 - The Beatles recorded 45 takes of "Happiness Is a Warm Gun."

1969 - The Illinois University newspaper "Northern Star" printed a story that speculated about the death of Paul McCartney entitled "Clues Hint At Beatle Death."

2001 - Yoko Ono placed a full-page ad in The New York Times with the message - "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The ad was Ono's response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

2003 - The Ringo Starr album "Christmas Collection - 20th Century Masters" was released.

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"The Robe" premiered in Hollywood on this date in 1953 a week after its premiere in New York. The 20th Century Fox movie had been filmed using the Cinemascope wide screen process.

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Today in Sports History:

1845 -The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York was formed by Alexander Joy Cartwright. It was the first baseball team in America.

2001 - Barry Bonds hit his 65th and 66th home run of the season to tie Sammy Sosa for the second most home runs in a season.

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New York's Philharmonic Hall opened on this date in 1962. It was the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The hall was later renamed the Avery Fisher Hall.

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Sparta, KY. -- It wasn’t a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor that the NASCAR Nationwide Series field had to worry about at Kentucky Speedway. Instead, it was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standout, Ryan Blaney, who stole the show and won Saturday night’s Kentucky 300.


Read the rest here.

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"The Jetsons" premiered on ABC-TV on this date in 1962. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- Was this real or instant replay?

Read the rest here.

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Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 1998.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Bismarck Bobcats 8:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Colorado Buffaloes 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer at Dover International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs FGCU Eagles 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Bismarck Bobcats 8:15pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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

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