Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is March 5th, the 64th day of 2014. There are 301 days left in the year.


NHL media offers comprehensive trade coverage.

Daniel Sedin out indefinitely with lower-body injury.

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Today's Birthdays: Pharmacist and good egg Nels Peterson is 59; Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 59; Kevin Connolly (Entourage) is 40; Eva Mendes (Fast Five, Hitch) is 40.


St. Louis, MO. --The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to 1-3-0 on their Western Conference road trip after giving up a 2-0 lead and eventually falling 4-2 to the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.

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In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated on this date in 1934.


University of Minnesota Remains Unanimous No. 1 in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
17th Annual Women's College Hockey Poll - #22

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
Weeks in
Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
2Clarkson University, 161
3University of Wisconsin, 158
4Boston College, 128
5Cornell University, 115
6Harvard University, 92
7Quinnipiac University, 61
8Mercyhurst University, 60
9Robert Morris University, 38
10University of North Dakota, 36
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 4; Boston University, 1; University of Minnesota Duluth, 1.
Notes: To view past polls, click here ... The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's poll ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 48 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey leads the way with four ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three, College Hockey America has two teams ranked, and the Hockey East Association is represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 13 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

USA Hockey to Participate in Congressional Briefing
Wednesday on Capitol Hill
Discussion is Part of Congressional Hockey Caucus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey, will join Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League; Dan Coleman, president of the USA Warriors; and Kevin Davis, president and CEO of Bauer Performance Sports, on Capitol Hill Wednesday (March 5) for a panel discussion before members of Congress and their staffs on how ice hockey can assist in the rehabilitation of injured veterans.
The event, slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET in room 2203 of the Rayburn House Office Building, is being hosted by the Congressional Hockey Caucus, including co-chairs Reps. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.). Luke Russert from NBC News will serve as moderator.
Wednesday evening the scene will shift to Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., practice home of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, for the sixth annual Congressional Hockey Challenge. The event -- a friendly, but competitive ice hockey game pitting Lawmakers against Lobbyists -- will face-off at 7 p.m. ET, with proceeds benefitting the NHL scholarship of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and USA Warriors Ice Hockey.


Topping the new list of the world's most expensive cities is Singapore. [The local Walmart has valet parking.]


Over and out: Pierce announces retirement.

Hill, Williams among three inked by REDBLACKS.

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An asteroid is headed this way -- and it will zoom past Earth closer than the Moon. The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth tonight (Wednesday night), passing an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. That's approximately nine-tenths of the distance between the moon and Earth.


Tampa, FL. — As much effort as was put into the aesthetic design of the Bucs' new uniforms, they are also impressive from a technological standpoint, with features that allow players to maximize their performance.

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In Florida, Michael Moore said his wife told him he'd been drinking too much. So he decided to "drive it off." He was pulled over for speeding shortly after midnight. Moore admitted he was coming from home and had "a couple" of drinks. He said he was on his way to a bar for "a few" more.


Let's play ball!.


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as following the NHL trade deadline, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.

1960 - Elvis Presley was officially honorably discharged from the Army.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #31 in the U.S. 


Paramount has unleashed the first full trailer for Michael Bay's fourth movie in the action-packed Transformers series -- this one titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg instead of Shia LaBeouf. We got our first tease during the Super Bowl with a 30-second TV ad that showed the Dinobots making an appearance. Now we finally get to learn a bit more about the story and characters in this sequel, but mostly see more explosions and awesome robot action. The cast also includes Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer. | trailer


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles and Brian Epstein had dinner at Oxford's Brasenose College after a day of filming scenes for "A Hard Day's Night."

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the London Clinic.

1970 - John Lennon began writing songs that would appear on "Plastic Ono Band."

1996 - Yoko Ono's "Rising Mixes" was released.

2004 - It was reported that on February 24, 2004, more than 100,000 people had downloaded DJ Danger Mouse's Jay-Z/Beatles album "The Grey Album." 


U.S. President Jimmy Carter appeared on CBS News with Walter Cronkite for the first "Dial-a-President" radio talk show on this date in 1977.


Today in Sports History:

1864 - In England, Oxford and Cambridge met for the first time in track and field competition. 

1924 - Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.

1964 - The NFL teams purchased Ed Sabol's Blair Motion Pictures, which was renamed NFL Films.

1985 - Mike Bossy, of the New York Islanders, became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

1991 - Reggie Miller (Indiana) began his NBA free throw streak of 52 games.

1993 - Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time.

1994 - Michael Adams (Washington Bullets) became the third player in NBA history to get 900 career three-point field goals.

1995 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) was suspended by the NBA for one game after deliberately elbowing Milwaukee's Joe Wolf.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks attempted 49 three-pointers for the fifth straight game.


On this date in 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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