Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is October 14th, the 287th day of 2013. There are 78 days left in the year.

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Wild's Pominville returns to Buffalo.


Sunday Long Read: Goaltending Economics 101.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Roger Moore (James Bond movies) is 86; Usher is 35; Stacy Keibler (Dancing With the Stars) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. -- For a Tampa Bay Lightning team with a majority of its players still unknown by the rest of the league, the growing pains showed in a 5-4 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Thomas Edison signed an agreement with Jose D. Husbands for the sale of Edison telephones in Chile on this date in 1879.

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The Tampa Bay Juniors enjoyed a successful weekend, taking three of four from the Palm Beach Hawks. On Saturday, the Empire team won 5-0. Brandon Goudreau, Sava Morozov, Jonathan Grodski, Trey Stern and Jonathan Hall scored goals, Jake Cuthbertson made 29 saves, Tampa Bay was 0-for-3 on the power play and 6-of-6 on the penalty kill.

Also on Saturday, the Elite team beat Palm Beach 4-2. Paul Lochner scored three goals, Drake Stimpson one, while Nick Malvin made 40 saves. The Juniors were 0-for-3 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday, Tampa Bay dropped a hard fought 2-1 decision to the Hawks. Jessee Bafia scored the Juniors' goal, Theo Woodbury made 31 stops. Tampa Bay was 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-of-5 on the penalty kill.

Tampa Bay's Elite team completed their weekend sweep Sunday, beating Palm Beach in a shootout, 5-4. Ryan Mattson, Tony Bridgeman, Tommy Whiteley and Paul Lochner scored goals in regulation, Whiteley scored the shootout winner. Nick Malvin was solid, making several big stops amongst his 41 saves. The Juniors were 1-for-4 on the power play and 5-of-7 on the penalty kill.

Coming up next weekend, the Tampa Bay Juniors Empire team will meet the Florida Junior Blades in a pair of games. On Saturday, the teams will play in Ellenton at 5:15pm EDT. Then, on Sunday, the scene shifts to Estero for a 12:05pm EDT contest. The Juniors' Elite team has the weekend off.

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Thomas Edison and George E. Gouraud reached an agreement for the international marketing rights for the phonograph on this date in 1887.

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U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 3-2, in
Opening Game of Bring on the World Tour
Decker, Marvin score for Team USA; McLaughlin makes 26 saves
Burlington, Vt. – Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis./University of Wisconsin) and Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn./University of Minnesota) each scored third-period goals and goaltender Brianne McLaughlin (Sheffield Village, Ohio/Robert Morris University) stopped 26 shots, but the U.S. Women's National Team fell to Canada, 3-2, here tonight.
"We came on as the game went on, but we want to start faster," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. "You can learn a lot in a loss, and you can learn a lot in a win. We just have to keep building and working hard. There are definitely positives you can take from a game like this, and the kids got the opportunity to play in a great building on a great stage."
Canada jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two goals in the second period and one early in the third before the U.S. rallied in an effort to tie the score.
Decker put Team USA on the board at 11:05 of the final period when she batted a rebound in after a scramble at the edge of the crease. With Team USA on the power play, Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass./University of Wisconsin) and Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass./Boston College) created traffic in front of Canada goaltender Shannon Szabados and worked the puck to Decker at the side of the net. Her first attempt was stopped but she managed to get her stick on the rebound to cut the lead to 3-1.
Three minutes later, Marvin cut to the net and beat Szabados through the five-hole to bring the U.S. within one. After a quick breakout pass by Monique Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D./University of North Dakota) started a two-on-one,Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D./University of North Dakota) made a perfect pass to Marvin streaking down the middle of the ice and Marvin converted on the semi-breakaway.
The late bid to knot the score fell just short as several quality U.S. chances were stopped by Szabados in the closing minutes of the game.
Team Canada's Caroline Ouellette opened the scoring 4:16 into the middle period when she was able to get a stick on a Jayna Hefford centering pass and direct it just past McLaughlin's right leg. Then, 90 seconds later, Bailey Bram scored to increase Canada's lead to 2-0.
Tara Watchorn recorded the eventual game-winning goal early in the third period on a power play before Team USA started its comeback attempt.
The U.S. will play Canada on Thursday (Oct. 17) in Montreal, Quebec, before resuming the Bring on the World Tour at the Four Nations Cup, held Nov. 5-9 in Lake Placid, N.Y. For ticket information, click here.
For a complete box score from tonight's game, click here.
Notes: For more information on the Bring on the World Tour, including ticket information for Tour events and the entire Tour schedule, click here ... The U.S. Women’s National Team is training together at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford. Mass., and participating in the Tour and various competitions in the build-up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games ... The final 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, which will include 18 forwards/defensemen and three goaltenders, will be announced during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich., live on NBC ... Follow the U.S. Women's National Team throughout its journey to Sochi by following@USAHockey on Twitter or by liking U.S. Women's National Hockey Team on Facebook.

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Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning in Milwaukee, WI on this date in 1912. Roosevelt's wound in the chest was not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

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Cornish, Stamps hold off late rally to tame Lions.

A lot has changed for Als and Bombers ahead of rematch.

Argos forced to shuffle deck on both sides of the ball.

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The book "Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne, made its debut on this date in 1926.

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Regina, SK. -Kory Sheets ran for 106 yards and a touchdown, while the Roughrider defence held strong with a clutch goal line stand, as Saskatchewan hung on for a 14-9 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday evening.

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Next up for the 10-5 Riders is a game at home on Saturday, October 19th against the 9-6 BC Lions. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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TRUE OR FALSE - There's a garbage studies at the University of Arizona. (True)

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Tampa, FL. — Two TD catches by Vincent Jackson and a strong start by rookie QB Mike Glennon had the Bucs in position once again to battle in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles pulled away with a string of big plays.

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The CIA says that the four laptop computers Edward Snowden was traveling with contained no top secret information. [Other than a collection of spoilers for the final episode of Breaking Bad.]

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Pullman, WA. -- Oregon State's aerial circus kept its act flying high -- and then some -- on a wild Saturday night in the Palouse.

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New research (from King's College in Pennsylvania) shows four out of five college student drivers have texted while driving. Previous research suggests that texting slows driver reaction more than being drunk.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Delmon Young re-joined the Rays on Sept. 1 after six seasons away with the Twins, Tigers and Phillies.

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A Slovakian woman has amassed a world record-breaking collection of over 62,000 napkins. Antonia Kozakova has collected 62,757 individual designs, which she keeps piled up in her office.

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Jimmy and his balloon.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your hockey team win, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley was released. 

1963 - Elvis Presley and a film crew began shooting on location at Big Bear resort in San Bernadino Mountains for "Kissin' Cousins."


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TV TONIGHT: THE VOICE - The battle rounds begin with advisers Cher, Ed Sheeran, Miguel and Ryan Tedder to help the coaches decide which artists to keep. (8p ET, NBC)

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 -
John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show. 


1997 - Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" debuted.


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Gravity took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning over $44 million. Tom Hanks' Captain Phillips debuted in second.

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Today in Sports History:

1945The Chicago Cardinals ended the longest losing streak in NFL history. The team had lost 29 consecutive games.

1951 - Jack Christiansen (Detroit Lions) ran back two punts for touchdowns.

1962 - George Blanda (Houston Oilers) threw six touchdown passes against the New York Titans.

1973 - Jackie Stewart announced his retirement from auto racing.

1976 - The New York Yankees won their first AL pennant since 1964.

1978 - Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs) registered seven assists in a 10-7 win over the New York Islanders.

1984 - George ‘Sparky’ Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.

1990 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) passed for 476 yards and six touchdowns. Five of the touchdowns were thrown to Jerry Rice.

1998 - The San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 to advance to their first World Series in 14 years.

2000 - Neil Parry had his right leg severely broken while playing on kickoff coverage during a game at UTEP. Nine days later his lower leg was amputated. Three years later he returned to football on one play with a prosthetic leg.


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Saturday Night Live has another viral video hit on its hands. Bruce Willis joined the SNL crew over the weekend and the one of the skits that came out of it was Boy Dance Party. It's the thing that happens when women aren't around. | video

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CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski proved once again Saturday night that quality and timing trump quantity.

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"Lux Radio Theater" began airing on the NBC Blue radio network on this date in 1934.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Soo Eagles 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- MAVTV 500 at Fontana, California 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:05pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talledega Super Speedway 1:00pm EDT

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

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