Friday, February 14, 2014

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

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Today is February 14th, the 45th day of 2014. There are 320 days left in the year.

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Hockey players enjoying all Olympics has to offer.

Forward Reinhart consensus top pick in mock drafts.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) is 80; Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 66; Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty is 42.

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Tampa, FL. --Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman sat last week in a conference room at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and looked like a guy who hadn't slept in a week and hadn't fully digested a meal in a month.

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Today (Friday) is Valentine's Day. Tomorrow, for some men, is Sleep on the Couch Day.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team Beats Slovakia, 7-1, to Open 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Stastny Scores Twice, Kessel Notches Goal & Two Assists, Quick Stops 22
SOCHI, Russia - The. U.S. Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Team scored six straight second-period goals to surge past Slovakia, 7-1, in its opening game of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena. Eleven players had at least a point, including Paul Stastny (St. Louis, Mo./Colorado Avalanche), who scored twice, and Phil Kessel (Madison, Wis./Toronto Maple Leafs), who had a goal and two assists.
“I really like the way we played,” said Dan Bylsma, head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. “We had a lot of guys contribute offensively and balanced scoring is important. It was a fun atmosphere here today and I couldn’t be more impressed with the job done by everyone involved with all aspects of the Olympics so far. It’s been fantastic."
At 14:27 of the first period, John Carlson (Colonia, N.J./Washington Capitals) staked Team USA to a 1-0 lead on a pinpoint slap shot from the right circle. Kessel led a three-on-two break down the right side before leaving a drop pass for Carlson to blast over goalie Jaroslav Halak's blocker.
Slovakia's Tomas Tatar tied the game, 1-1, on a wrister just 24 ticks into the second period.
Team USA responded quickly with goals at 1:26 and 2:32. First, Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y./Chicago Blackhawks) fed Ryan Kesler (Livonia, Mich./Vancouver Canucks) for a one-timer from the right circle. Then, Stastny buried a rebound after Max Pacioretty (New Canaan, Conn./Montreal Canadiens) nearly scored a moment earlier.
David Backes (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Louis Blues) swatted a bouncing puck through Halak at 8:16, stretching the lead to three goals.
The U.S. advantage ballooned to 7-1 with a three-goal spree in a 2:47 span. Stastny tallied his second of the game by tipping a cross-ice pass from Kevin Shattenkirk (New Rochelle, N.Y./St. Louis Blues) past Halak at 13:30. Kessel redirected a James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, N.J./Toronto Maple Leafs) pass into the net at 14:20 and Dustin Brown (Ithaca, N.Y./Los Angeles Kings) converted a Carlson feed at 15:17.
There was no scoring in the third period.
Goaltender Jonathan Quick (Milford, Conn./Los Angeles Kings) stopped 22-of-23 shots for the win.
After a day off tomorrow, Team USA faces home-standing Russia on Saturday (Feb. 15) at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Puck-drop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ET and can be viewed live on NBC Sports Network.
NOTES: For today's box score, plus video highlights and photos, click here ... The six second-period goals tied the modern (since 1956) U.S. Men's Olympic Team record for goals in a period … Dustin Brown and John Carlson each tallied their first career goal in the Olympics … Jonathan Quick earned a win in his Olympic debut in the U.S. net … Ryan Kesler registered a plus-4 rating to lead all skaters in that category ... Phil Kessel, Max Pacioretty and Joe Pavelski each had four shots on goal ... Paul Martin and Ryan Suter led Team USA in time-on-ice (19:46 each) ... For the compete Team USA roster, click here ... The 25-man roster for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team was announced on NBC as part of its coverage of the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team.Tony Granato, assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Todd Richards, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Peter Laviolette, serve as assistant coaches ... USA Hockey's International Council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. National Teams.
2014 Olympic Winter Games
Game Schedule for U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team 

Feb. 13-23 • Sochi, Russia
DateOpponentVenue
Time (Local/EST)/Result
Thurs., Feb. 13SlovakiaShayba ArenaW, 7-1
Sat., Feb. 15RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 16SloveniaShayba Arena4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 18Qualification GamesBolshoy Ice Dome12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Shayba Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19QuarterfinalsBolshoy Ice Dome12:00 p.m./3:00 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome4:30 p.m./7:30 a.m.
Bolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Shayba Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 21SemifinalBolshoy Ice Dome4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.
SemifinalBolshoy Ice Dome9:00 p.m./12:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 22Bronze-Medal GameBolshoy Ice Dome7:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 23Gold-Medal GameBolshoy Ice Dome4:00 p.m./7:00 a.m.


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Oregon became the 33rd member of the Union on this date in 1859.

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FA14: Butler ready to lead Ticats to next level.

FA14: Bombers making waves during free agency.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Cable giants Comcast and Time Warner are merging. [That's the most disturbing news this week except for Billy Ray Cyrus releasing a hip-hop remix of Achy Breaky Heart.]

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Tampa, FL. — With the 2013 season officially in the books the Eye on Football staff is looking ahead to the offseason for all 32 NFL teams. Up now: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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If Valentine's Day expectations are pretty low in your house, have some fun and take your love to McDonald's. Call ahead and they might even take reservations. A McDonald's in Southport, North Carolina, is hosting its third annual Valentine's Day dinner. Customers will be serenaded by a singer named "Ron."

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as once again watching olympic hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
RCA informed Elvis Presley that they would exercise their option to extend the term of his contract. The current contract was to expire on October 15, 1961, the new contract was scheduled to expire on October 15, 1966.

1966 - The principle photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Spinout" began.

1975 - Elvis Presley was discharged from the hospital. He was admitted on January 29. 

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Facebook is giving users more options than just "male" and "female" to describe themselves on the social network. The company will allow any of 50+ different gender terms to be used, including androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid, and transsexual.

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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show."

2003 - In Sydney, Australia, police recovered reel-to-reel tapes that had apparently been recorded by the Beatles. The tapes were believed to have been stolen from the Abbey Road Studios in 1969.

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We've heard of not getting along with your in-laws, but one UK woman took things exceptionally far: She didn't like her brother's fiancee, so she pretended to be the woman and made some calls to cancel the wedding. She was sent to jail and was slapped with a restraining order by the brother's now-wife. Even weirder: She's reportedly the one who introduced the pair back in 2012.

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - The NHL held its first All-Star Game as a benefit for injured NHL star Ace Bailey. Toronto played against a team of All-Stars from the seven other teams in the league.

1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated".

1966 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers set a National Basketball Association record when he reached a career high of 20,884 points after seven NBA seasons.

1966 - CBS bought the rights to the NFL's 1966 and 1967 Championship Games for $2 million per game.

1977 - Al Hill (Philadelphia Flyers) scored five points, 2 goals and 3 assists, in his first NHL game.

1979 - Twenty-year-old rookie, Don Maloney (New York Rangers) scored his first goal in the National Hockey League. It came on his first NHL shot.

1988 - Bobby Allison became the oldest driver to win NASCAR's Daytona 500.

1989 - Mike Tyson and Robin Givens were divorced.

1990 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) ended his 46-game scoring streak. The streak was the second-longest in NHL history.

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner was stranded 17 hours outside in temperatures that reached 25 below zero. When he was found his body temperature was 88 and his feet were frozen. On March 28, 2002, Gardner had the middle two toes on his right foot amputated due to frostbite.

2003 - A Florida judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Jose Canseco. Canseco had violated his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl in 2001. On March 17, he was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years of probation.

2004 - Sean Burke (Philadelphia Flyers) got his 300th win. Burke was the 20th goalie to reach the milestone.
 
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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Robocop (PG-13); Endless Love (PG-13); About Last Night (R); Winter's Tale (PG-13)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL -- Wenatchee Wild vs Soo Eagles 10:05pm EST

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Saturday --

NAHL -- Wenatchee Wild vs Soo Eagles 10:05pm EST

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

Sunday --

USPHL -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Pennsylvania Showcase

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

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