Saturday, December 27, 2014

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 27th, the 360th day of 2014. There are 5 days left in the year.

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Devils name Stevens, Oates as coaches.

Islanders place goaltender Halak on injured reserve.

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

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On this date in 1845, Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for childbirth for the first time. The event was the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, GA.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's Bolts gameday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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On this date in 1900, Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, KS. She broke each and every one of the liquor bottles that could be seen.

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U.S. Downs Finland, 2-1, in Shootout Thriller in First Contest of 2015 World Juniors
Demko Stops 28; De Leo Nets Shootout Winner in Third Round
MONTREAL — Chase De Leo (La Mirada, Calif./Portland Winterhawks) scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College) stopped 28-of-29 shots to propel the U.S. National Junior Team to a 2-1 victory over Finland in its opening contest of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
“That’s a very good team we just beat,” said Mark Osiecki, head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. “I give our guys a lot of credit. They played hard and I thought we got better as the game went on.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
Team USA is back in action Sunday (Dec. 28) against Germany at 8 p.m. ET in Montreal at the Bell Centre. The game can be seen live on NHL Network and will be streamed live on NHL.com. Follow@USAHockeyScores for in-game updates.
Notes: Team USA was one-for-five on the power play and held Finland scoreless on five man advantage chances … Defenseman Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis./University of Denver) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. had a 38-29 edge in shots on goal … The U.S. won its opening game in the IIHF World Junior Championship for the ninth time in the last 10 years .. Team USA will practice tomorrow at 12 noon ET at the practice arena.


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On this date in 1904, James Barrie's play "Peter Pan" premiered in London.

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A great honour: Buono named to Order of Canada.

Lions ink DB Ronnie Yell to contract extension.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1947, the children's television program "Howdy Doody," hosted by Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC.

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Tampa, FL. -- TJ's Take: 3 Keys to Beat New Orleans.

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On this date in 1951 in Cincinnati, OH, a Crosley automobile, with a steering wheel on the right side, became the first vehicle of its kind to be placed in service for mail delivery.

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Corvallis, OR. --Welcome back to “Get to Know Coach Gary Andersen.” Today is the fifth installment with the “Voice of the Beavers” Mike Parker.

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On this date in 1968, "The Breakfast Club" signed off for the last time on ABC radio, after 35 years on the air.

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Jimmy swings standing up.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching run around in his jammies, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
In Memphis, Elvis Presley played touch football at the Dave Wells Community Center with friends, including Red West.

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On this date in 1971, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulz’ "Peanuts" comic strip were on the cover of "Newsweek" magazine.

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles played a gig at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool.

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On this date in 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush granted China permanent normal trade status with the United States.

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Today in Sports History:

1980 - 
Calvin Murphy (Rockets) began free throw streak of 78 consecutive shots made. 

1981 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the fastest NHL player to get to 100 points in a season. It only took him 38 games. 

1998 - The Dallas Cowboys became the first team to sweep all of their NFC East games in a season. 

1998 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) set an NFL record for career touchdowns. 

2000 - Mario Lemeiux (Pittsburgh Penguins) returned to the National Hockey League (NHL) as a player after over 3 years of retirement. He was the first owner-player in the modern era of pro sports. Lemieux had purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins during his retirement from playing. 

2003 - New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fainted at a memorial service. He was released from the hospital the following day.

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On this date in 2002, Clonaid announced the birth of the first cloned human baby. The baby had been born December 26.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday -- 

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints 1:00pm EST (Final game of regular season.)

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 6:00pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EST

Saturday --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

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

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