Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is January 31st, the 31st day of 2014. There are 334 days left in the year.


Red Wings' Franzen to miss Olympics.

Record-setting night for Oilers goalie Scrivens.

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Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is 67; Minnie Driver (Gross Pointe Blank, Good Will Hunting) is 44; Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) is 41; Justin Timberlake is 33; Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons is 27.


Kanata, ON. --It was a contest that seemed doomed from the beginning for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who fell 5-3 to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

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Today (Friday) begins the Chinese New Year. It's the Year of the Horse.


Soldotna, AK. – The Wenatchee Wild was back in Alaska Thursday night for the first of three games with the Kenai River Brown Bears, scoring an extra attacker goal in the final minute of regulation, then winning the deciding shootout, to grab a 4-3 win at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Kenai River struck on the power play to open the scoring, on a goal by Frankie Spellman. The assists went to Albin Karlsson and Vincent Stefan at 8:58 of the opening period, putting the Brown Bears on top, 1-0.

Wenatchee tied the game early in the second, banging one home in tight. The goal was scored was David Powlowski (Rochester, New York), assisted by Alex Rauter (Morristown, New Jersey) and Jakob Ahlgren (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) at 8:24, squaring the game at 1-1.

The Wild scored on a rebound to take the lead early in the third. Omar Mullan (Dearborn, MI) got the goal, with Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, California) and Mitch Demario (Franklin, Wisconsin) getting the assists at 2:44, putting Wenatchee on top, 2-1. Kenai River then got a power play goal to tie the game. Jack Gessert scored from Alec Butcher and Tyler Andrews at 7:19, squaring things at 2-2. Another power play goal gave the Brown Bears the lead. Jacob Davidson scored, assisted by Gustav Berglund and Sebastian Fuchs at 10:22, putting Kenai River back on top, 3-2. With the goaltender out, the Wild would tie the game inside the final minute, popping one up in the air and then into the net. Andre Pison (Herlev, Denmark) scored, assisted by Christian Salvato (LaVerne, California) and Rauter at 19:14, tying the game 3-3 and forcing overtime.

Each team had a power play opportunity in the extra period but neither could score, forcing the game into a deciding shootout.

In the shootout, Loggins scored in round one and Matthew Nuttle (Marilla, New York) scored in round four, while Chase Perry (Andover, Minnesota) stopped all four shots he faced, giving Wenatchee the extra standings point with the 4-3 win, drawing them within one point of the fourth place Brown Bears. “I thought we played well” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach Bliss Littler. “Other than, we took five penalties, all in the offensive zone, definitely hurt us tonight. I give our kids credit for hanging in there and find a way to keep collecting points. Chase Perry did a nice job, gave us a chance to win.” Littler continued, saying “For us to be successful, we kept the penalties down tonight, but every penalty we took was an offensive zone penalty, we need to be smarter. I thought we played well, but we need to play smarter also to be able to back up one win with another.”

The Wild outshot Kenai River 49-26. Perry had 23 saves for Wenatchee, while Zach Quinn made 45 stops for the Brown Bears. The Wild went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-of-5 on the penalty kill.

The Wild is now 20-17-5; Kenai River is 21-17-4.

Wenatchee faces Kenai River twice more, tomorrow (Friday) night and Saturday, then moves on to Fairbanks for three more February 6th, 7th and 8th, before returning home to face the Soo on February 14th and 15th. Individual and group game tickets for all home games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).



The radio show "The Green Hornet" debuted on this date in 1936.


Macho Man: Roughriders extend Harris.

Release granted: Riders part ways with Dressler.

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Between 2011 and 2012, New York City resident Joel Rakower smuggled 39,548 piranhas into Brooklyn. This week he pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the federal Lacey Act, which combats trafficking "illegal" wildlife, fish, and plants.


Tampa, FL. — Had coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik stayed with the Buccaneers, wide receiver Mike Williams might have been on his way out of Tampa Bay.

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Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are ready to take another spin with the Sharknado. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 and American Pie stars will reunite for the sequel to their successful Syfy movie Sharknado, which will be titled Sharknado 2: The Second One. The sequel will begin filming in New York on February 13.


Oh boy! Spirograph!!!!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as keeping your sick son home from school for a third straight day, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1959 - 
Elvis Presley's sing "I Got Stung/One Night" hit #1 in the U.K. where it remained for 3 weeks.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 95: Percentage of people who have a fact or bit of information about themselves that they don't reveal to anyone.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
 John Lennon purchased an 1843 circus poster that read "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite."

2010 - "All Together Now" won a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video. The film documents the story behind the partnership between the Beatles and Cirque de Soleil that resulted in the creation of "LOVE."


IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Labord Day (PG-13), That Awkward Moment (R)


Today in Sports History:

1920 - Joe Malone (Quebec Bullldogs) set an NHL record with 7 goals in a game. 

1961 - In Houston, TX, voters approved financing for a domed stadium.

1988 - Herb Alpert performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXII. The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos 42-10.

1999 - The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl XXXIII. It was their second consecutive Super Bowl win.

2003 - The Chicago White Sox announced a deal that would change the name of Comiskey Park after a 93-year association with the Comiskey name.


On this date in 1971, astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 1:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 8:45pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 9:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 12:15pm EST


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

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