Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is December 29th, the 362nd day of 2014. There are 3 days left in the year.

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Remembering NHL family members lost in 2014.

Big events, venues made up 2014 hockey.

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

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On this date in 1845, U.S. President James Polk and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Bolts host Atlantic division rival Toronto with the Lightning looking for its third straight win at Amalie Arena.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1848, U.S. President James Polk turned on the first gas light at the White House.

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U.S. Shuts Out Germany, 6-0, in World Juniors Prelim Game
Halverson Gains Shutout in Team USA Debut; Larkin Tallies Three Points
MONTREAL — Brandon Halverson (Traverse City, Mich./Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) stopped all 14 shots he faced, while Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich./University of Michigan) notched a pair of goals to lead the U.S. National Junior Team to a 6-0 victory over Germany in its second game of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
“I thought we played a real good hockey game,” said Mark Osiecki, head coach of the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team. “We were a bit sloppy in the first period, but came out in the second and third periods and played much better.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
Team USA is back in action tomorrow (Dec. 29) against Slovakia. Puck drop is 4 p.m. ET, and the game can be seen live on NHL Network and NHL.com.
Notes: Team USA has won its opening two games in the IIHF World Junior Championship for the eighth time in eleven years … Eleven different Team USA players notched a point in tonight’s contest. Larkin led all U.S.  skaters with three points … The U.S. outshot Germany, 53-14 … 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 1851, the first American Young Men's Christian Association was organized, in Boston, MA.

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Nye: Riders offence in need of re-tooling.

Video: Top 10 Hits of 2014.

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

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On this date in 1888, the first performance of Macbeth took place at the Lyceum Theatre.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Buccaneers took a 20-7 lead into halftime against the visiting Saints on Sunday but couldn't hold on after the break, capping the 2014 season with a 23-20 loss despite 183 rushing yards and three picks.

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On this date in 1913, "The Unwelcome Throne" was released by Selig’s Polyscope Company. This was a moving picture and the first serial motion picture.

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Corvallis, OR. --Oregon State University head football coach Gary Andersen announced Sunday that Dave Baldwin has been named offensive coordinator and Kevin McGiven quarterbacks coach. All appointments are contingent on Oregon State University's Administration and Human Resources' approval.

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On this date in 1945, the mystery voice of Mr. Hush was heard for the first time on the radio show, "Truth or Consequences", hosted by Ralph Edwards.

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Jimmy played the sheep in the church Christmas pageant.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as side-stepping Legos, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Old Shep" hit #47 in the U.S. 

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Love Me Tender" hit #22 in the U.K. 

1962 - The album "Elvis' Christmas Album" re-charted at #59 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in Nashville, TN.

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Today in Beatles History:

1979 - 
Wings played on the last night of the "Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea."

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On this date in 1949, KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule.

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - 
The first regular-season college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18. 

1937 - Babe Ruth returned to baseball as the new manager of the Class D, DeLand Reds of the Florida State League. Ruth had retired from baseball in 1935. 

1961 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

1965 - CBS acquired the rights to the NFL regular-season games in 1966 and 1967, with an option for 1968, for $18.8 million per year. 

1984 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 100th point in the 35th game of the season. 

2007 - The New England Patriots became the first NFL team in 35 years to finish the regular season undefeated (16-0) when they beat the New York Giants 38-35.

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On this date in 1952, the first transistorized hearing aid was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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