Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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

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Today is December 30th, the 363rd day of 2014. There are 2 days left in the year.

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Canada beats Finland to stay perfect at WJC.

Craig and crew prepared for outdoors, again.

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

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On this date in 1853, the United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.

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Tampa, FL. -- Toronto entered Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning surrendering the second-most shot attempts per game (34.4) in the National Hockey League.

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On this date in 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" was first performed, at Paignton, Devon, England.

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U.S. Defeats Slovakia, 3-0, at IIHF World Junior Championship
Milano, Larkin and Hayden Score; Demko Makes 17 Saves
MONTREAL — Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College) made 17 saves, and Sonny Milano (Massapequa, N.Y./Plymouth Whalers), Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./University of Michigan) and John Hayden (Greenwich, Conn./Yale University) each chipped in a goal to help the U.S. defeat Slovakia, 3-0, in preliminary round action today at the 2015 IIHF World Juniors Championship.
“I was proud of our effort, especially coming back after having played last night,” said Mark Osiecki, head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. “We continue to make strides as a team and that’s important as we move along in the tournament.
For complete recap and box score, click here.
Team USA finishes preliminary-round play Wednesday (Dec. 31) against Canada to determine the winner of Group A. Puck drop is 4 p.m. ET, and the game can be seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network and will be streamed live on NHL.com.
Notes: With the victory today, the U.S. has clinched a spot in the quarterfinals and will play that game on Jan. 2 in Montreal … Dylan Larkin was named the U.S. Player of the Game for the second straight game. He has 3-2—5 in the last two games … Team USA outshot Slovakia 45-17 …The U.S. is 10-for-10 on the penalty kill to date in the tournament … The U.S. has allowed just one goal in its first three games of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship … For complete Team USA coverage visit worldjuniors.usahockey.com … Follow @USAHockeyScores for in-game updates. Join the U.S. World Juniors conversation on Twitter using #USAWJC.

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On this date in 1887, a petition to Queen Victoria with over one million names of women appealing for public houses to be closed on Sundays was handed to the home secretary.

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Season Rewind: BC Lions.

Season Rewind: Calgary Stampeders.

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

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On this date in 1919, Lincoln's Inn, in London, admitted the first female bar student.

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New York, NY. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.

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On this date in 1924, Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems.

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

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On this date in 1927, the first subway in the Orient was dedicated in Tokyo, Japan.

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Here's the cast of the church Christmas pageant.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as doing laundry, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
The album "Elvis' Christmas Album" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1970 - Elvis Presley was given a tour at the FBI's headquarters in Washington, DC. 

1970 - "Elvis' Golder Records, Vol. 1" hit #21 in the U.K. 

1970 - The Elvis Presley album "Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1" hit #49 in the U.K.

1971 - Elvis Presley announced that Priscilla was leaving him.

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On this date in 1940, California's first freeway was officially opened. It was the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and Pasadena.

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Today in Beatles History:

1999 - 
George Harrison and his wife were attacked in their home during a robbery. Though, Harrison was stabbed in the chest four times, he and his wife were able to subdue the assailant until police arrived. 

2001 - It was announced that the glasses of a John Lennon statue had been stolen in Havana, Cuba. The theft had actually occurred on December 21, 2000.

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On this date in 1942, "Mr. and Mrs. North" debuted on NBC radio.

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Today in Sports History:

1926 - 
The Chicago Tribune broke a story that the Detroit Tigers threw a 4-game series to the Chicago White Sox in 1917. 

1934 - Two NHL games ended in a scoreless tie. The games were Boston at the New York Rangers and the New York Americans at Detroit. 

1954 - The 24-second shot clock was used for the first time in professional basketball. 

1961 - Jack Nicklaus lost his first attempt at pro golf to Gary Player in an exhibition match in Miami, FL. 

1978 - Ohio State University fired Woody Hayes as its football coach, one day after Hayes punched Clemson University player Charlie Bauman during the Gator Bowl. Bauman had intercepted an Ohio State pass. 

1983 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving (Philadelphia 76ers) became the 9th basketball player to reach 25,000 points. 

1996 - Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers) became only the second player to win consecutive NFL MVP Awards. 

1997 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored more than 10 points in 788 consecutive games.

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On this date in 1953, the first color TV sets went on sale for about $1,175.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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