Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is March 4th, the 63rd day of 2014. There are 302 days left in the year.


12 memorable moments from 2014 big-event games.

Blackhawks' Hossa (upper body) out 2-3 weeks.

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


Today's Birthdays: Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone, Beetlejuice, A Mighty Wind) is 60; Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) is 56; Margo Harshman (NCIS, The Big Bang Theory) is 28.


Tampa, FL. --The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from his conditioning assignment today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. The team has also reassigned goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to the Crunch.

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The first Congress of the United States met in New York on this date in 1789 and declared that the U.S. Constitution was in effect.


University of Minnesota Retakes No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #21

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 503 (27)
2Boston College, 480 (7)
3Union College, 427
4St. Cloud State University, 391
5University of Wisconsin, 376
6Quinnipiac University, 307
7Ferris State University, 304
8UMass Lowell, 278
9University of North Dakota, 235
10Providence College, 210
11University of Michigan, 148
12University of Notre Dame, 144
13Cornell University, 119
14Northeastern University, 92
15Yale University, 27
Others receiving votes: Minnesota State University, 14; University of Vermont, 13; Colgate University, 10; University of Alaska, 2.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota is the No. 1-ranked team in the nation after being bumped out of the top-spot by Boston College three weeks ago ... The Hockey East Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey boasts four ranked programs, the Big Ten Conference has three teams in the rankings, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has two ranked teams and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is represented with one team in the poll ... A total of 19 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

NBC Sports to Broadcast Four Sled Hockey Games at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
TeamUSA.org Will Stream All U.S. Games Live
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NBC Sports and TeamUSA.org will provide unprecedented coverage of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, including eight hours of sled hockey action on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games run March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia. Team USA is the defending gold medalists from the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The U.S. won the bronze medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and captured its first gold medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
NBC Sports will broadcast four sled hockey games, including live airings of the two semifinal games on Thurs., March 13, on NBC Sports Network, and a one-hour delayed broadcast of the gold-medal game on Sat., March 15, on NBC. NBCSN will also air Team USA's preliminary-round match-up with Russia on Tues., March 11, via tape delay. All U.S. games in the tournament will be streamed live at TeamUSA.org.
2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Game Schedule for U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team
March 8-15 - Shayba Arena - Sochi, Russia
Game Time (ET) 
Broadcast (Time)Live Stream
Sat. March 8Italy7:30 a.m.NoneTeamUSA.org
Sun., March 9South Korea8:30 a.m.NoneTeamUSA.org
Tues., March 11Russia8:30 a.m.NBCSN (3 p.m. ET)TeamUSA.org
Thurs., March 13Semifinals5 a.m.NBCSN (Live)TeamUSA.org
12 p.m.NBCSN (Live)TeamUSA.org
Sat., March 15Bronze-Medal Game5 a.m.NoneTeamUSA.org
Gold-Medal Game12 p.m.NBC (1 p.m. ET)TeamUSA.org
Notes: For Team USA information, including roster, player and staff bios, game schedule, news and more, click here ... Team USA's captain is Andy Yohe, while its alternate captains areTaylor Chace and Josh Sweeney ... The youngest player on the roster is Brody Roybal, who turned 15 in May and is making his Paralympic debut. Declan Farmer turned 16 in November ... The oldest player is Andy Yohe at 35 ... Four members of the team have served in the U.S. military. Jen Lee is active duty in the U.S. Army. Rico Roman is a U.S. Army veteran, while Paul Schaus and Josh Sweeney served in the U.S. Marine Corps ... Dan Brennan, director of sled and inline hockey for USA Hockey, is the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Jeff Sauer is head coach of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, whileGuy Gosselin, serves as the team's assistant coach ... Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein, athletic trainer Mike Cortese, equipment manager Joel Isaacson andMatt Trevor, USA Hockey's manager of communications.


NEW ON DVD - Released March 4

12 Years a Slave
Hours (Paul Walker)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (March 7)
Cold Comes the Night (Bryan Cranston)
The Last Days on Mars
Super Bowl XLVIII Champions: Seattle Seahawks
Starsky and Hutch - Season 1


Bombers release Goltz, acquire Brohm from Ticats.

Hughes news: Charleston inks extension with Stamps.

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


Nepal has enacted new regulations requiring mountain climbers scaling Mount Everest to help pick up trash that previous hikers have left. [The problem came to a head last season when a climber was buried for three hours under an avalanche of empty boxes of Hot Pockets.]


Tampa, FL. — Last month's reveal of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' updated helmet and logo was met with ennui.

Monday's announcement of the Bucs' new Nike jersey likely will stoke more vigorous responses.

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This is how the end of the human race will begin. The Los Angeles Times reports a 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life that could one day prove harmful to man.


Lookout kid, I'm trying to bounce.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Buccaneers' new uniforms, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1993 - 
The Elvis Presley compilation album "The King of Rock 'n' Roll - The Complete 50's Masters" was named Best Reissue Album in Rolling Stone magazine's 1993 Music Awards Critic's Picks. 


In Flint, Michigan, someone decided to pay for pizza with two counterfeit $20 bills. After the delivery driver returned to his store the manager called police. When cops showed up to the guy who ordered the pizza they hit the jackpot. They not only arrested the man who paid for the pie, but three other people with outstanding warrants.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
An interview with John Lennon was published by "The Evening Standard" in London. In the article Lennon said "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." The comment resulted in worldwide Beatles record burnings.

1996 - The remaining Beatles issued a statement that they had turned down an offer to tour together. The deal was offered at $225 million.
1996 - The single "Real Love" was released in the U.K. The song was originally featured on Lennon's "Imagine" soundtrack. 


Scarlett Johansson is pregnant. The dad is her fiancé, French journalist Romain Dauriac.


Today in Sports History:

1913 - The New York Yankees traveled to Bermuda for spring practice. They were the first team to leave the U.S. to train. 

1930 - Emma Fahning became the first woman bowler to make a perfect score in competition sanctioned by the Women's International Bowling Congress.

1970 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 126 games without being shutout.

1981 - Guy LaFleur (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1000th career point.

1993 - ESPN formed "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano.

1993 - In New York, the first ESPY Awards were held. 


In the wake of the Oscar picture win for 12 Years a Slave, movie theaters are clamoring to get the film -- even though it hits home video shelves today (Tuesday). Last weekend 12 Years was on 411 North American movie screens. This week it expands to 1,000.

Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues 8:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:15pm EST

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EDT


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

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