Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

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Today is December 24th, the 357th day of 2014. There are 8 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Blackhawks trim Girgensons' lead in 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by SiriusXM.

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

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On this date in 1818, Franz Gruber of Oberndorf, Germany composed the music for "Silent Night" to words written by Josef Mohr.

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Tampa, FL. -- Tyler Johnson's hat trick lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1906, Reginald A. Fessenden became the first person to broadcast a music program over radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

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U.S. Earns 10-5 Win Over Sweden in Final Pre-Tournament Game Headed Into 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
U.S. To Open Play in IIHF World Junior Championship vs. Finland Friday
KINGSTON, Ontario – Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Boston College) scored three times, whileTyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich./University of Michigan) and Auston Matthews (Scottsdale, Ariz./U.S. National Under-18 Team) each scored twice to help propel the U.S. National Junior Team to a 10-5 victory over Sweden tonight in the final pre-tournament game for both teams in advance of the upcoming 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. A total of 14 different players put up points for Team USA, including a five-assist effort from Sonny Milano(Massapequa, N.Y./Plymouth Whalers).
“We generated some offense and that was certainly great to see,” said Mark Osiecki, head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. “We have some things to work on, but I like our group as we head into the World Juniors.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
The U.S. will open play in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship Friday (Dec. 26) in Montreal at the Bell Centre against Finland. Opening faceoff is set for 3 p.m. ET, and the game can been seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network. It will also be streamed live by NHL.com.
NOTES: A total of 14 different players recorded at least one point in tonight's game ... Following the game, the U.S. released two players in forwards Jeremy Bracco and Cole Cassels ... All Team USA games in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship will be televised live by NHL Network in the U.S. and also streamed live on NHL.com ... Visit WorldJuniors.USAHockey.com for complete coverage of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team.
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On this date in 1928, the first broadcast of "The Voice of Firestone" was heard.

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Back at It: Richardson returns; inks deal with Roughriders.

Cauz: A gift and a movie for every CFL team.

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

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On this date in 1944, The Andrews Sisters starred in the debut of "The Andrews Sisters’ Eight-To-The-Bar-Ranch" on ABC Radio.

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Tampa, FL. -- On Monday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, along with his wife Ebony and more than a dozen of their family members, celebrated Christmas a few days early by giving back to local families in need of hope and support.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1948, for the first time ever, a midnight Mass was broadcast on television. It was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1948, the first completely solar-heated house became occupied in Dover, MA.

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Time to play Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as waiting 'til tomorrow to open presents, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
In a letter to the Memphis Draft Board, Elvis Presley formally requested a deferment for the filming of his new movie "King Creole." The request was granted on December 26th.

1965 - Elvis Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu. 

1977 - Elvis Presley's version of "My Way" hit #22 in the U.S. 

1994 - The Elvis Presley song "If Everyday Was Like Christmas" hit #94 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1951, NBC-TV presented, "Amal and the Night Visitors," the first opera written for television.

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Today in Beatles History:

1980 - 
John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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On this date in 1965, a meteorite landed on Leicestershire. It weighed about 100lbs.

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Today in Sports History:

1967 - 
Joe Namath (New York Jets) became the first NFL quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards. 

1981 - Reggie Jackson announced that he would join Gene Autry’s California Angels for the 1982 season. 

2000 - 36 minutes after the end of a game, both the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins were called back to the playing field. The teams had to play the final 3 seconds of the game which the Dolphins had won 27-24. The end result did not change.

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On this date in 1966, Luna 13 landed on the moon.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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.)

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

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