Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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

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Today is January 6th, the 6th day of 2015. There are 359 days left in the year.

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Canada holds off Russia to win gold at WJC.

Around the League notebook for Monday, Jan. 5.

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

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Today's Birthdays: TV chef Nigella Lawson is 55. Sportscaster Howie Long is 55. Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) is 46. The Talk co-host Julie Chen is 45. Comedian Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) is 31.

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Montreal, QC. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning rode a three-goal second period to a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, ending the Senators two-game winning streak.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK
Lucy
Gone Girl
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Atlas Shrugged Part III
Boyhood
The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6
Girls: Season 3
Glee - The Complete 5th Season
Married With Children - Seasons 7 & 8
Party of Five - Season 2

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North Dakota New No. 1 in 
USA Today
/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #13

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of North Dakota, 470 (9)213-4-213
2.Boston University, 442 (12)111-3-312
3.Harvard University, 441 (13)410-1-24
4.Minnesota State University, 416314-4-113
5.UMass Lowell, 358714-3-311
6.Miami University, 346614-6-013
7.University of Minnesota Duluth, 2871012-6-07
8.Michigan Tech University, 282515-5-08
9.University of Minnesota, 211810-5-113
10.University of Denver, 1531111-5-111
11.University of Vermont, 148914-5-19
12.University of Nebraska Omaha, 1131212-5-37
13.Providence College, 108n/a13-6-17
14.Bowling Green State University, 1051312-3-35
15.Quinnipiac University, 651513-6-16
Others Receiving Votes: Boston College, 46; Colgate University, 46; Yale University, 22; Merrimack College, 16; Robert Morris University, 5.
Notes: A total of 20 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has five ranked in this week's poll. The Hockey East Association has four, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three and ECAC Hockey has two. The Big Ten Conference has one ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 20th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men'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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


Team USA Downs Canada, 2-1, in Shootout Thriller
USA wings tournament opener before sellout crowd
BUFFALO, New York – The U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team defeated Canada, 2-1, in a thrilling shootout tonight in the first game for both teams at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship.
Grace Bizal (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins High School) scored in regulation and Kaitlin Burt (Lynn, Mass./Boston College) made 16 saves. U.S. captain Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo./St. Louis Lady Blues 19U) and Abby Roque (Sault Ste Marie, Mich./Sault Area High School) added shootout goals to seal the victory.
“We had a tremendous crowd tonight and we fed off the energy from the fans for a great start,” said Joel Johnson, head coach for the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team. “It’s a great win to build off of and we look forward to facing Czech Republic tomorrow.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
Team USA is back in preliminary action tomorrow (Jan. 6) against Czech Republic. Puck drop is 7 p.m. ET, and the game can be seen live on FastHockey.com.
NOTES: Jincy Dunne was named the U.S. Player of the Game … Team USA outshot Canada 18-17 … The U.S. penalty kill was four-for-four tonight … The U.S. and Canada are in the same group for the first time in tournament history. Both countries have met in the previous seven gold medal games … For complete Team USA coverage visit www.usawomenshockey.com … Follow@USAHockeyScores for in-game updates.  Join the U.S. Under-18 Women’s World Championship conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #U18WWC.

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On this date in 1912, New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state.

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2015 Free Agent Tracker.

Stephen: Stampeders didn't take easy road in 2014.

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

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Today is Bean Day. We don’t know the origin of this day but most sources think we’re supposed to celebrate beans today. I’d like to point out that actor Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, has a birthday today and perhaps the creators of Bean Day had him in mind.

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Tampa, FL. -- Former Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman has kept a low profile since being fired Dec. 29, but speculation that he could be a candidate for the offensive coordinator opening with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up some steam over the weekend.

Read the rest here.

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Mark Zukerberg has started his own book club, and is challenging his followers to keep up with him as he reads a new book every two weeks. [Yeah, I could keep up with him if he’s referring to comic books.]

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Los Angeles, CA. --The 11th-ranked Oregon State women’s basketball team earned its first Southland sweep in 14 years on Monday with a 76-66 victory over USC in a Pacific-12 Conference game at the Galen Center.

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On this date in 1930, the first diesel-engine automobile trip was completed after a run of 792 miles from Indianapolis, IN, to New York City, NY.

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Jimmy makes a great sheep, don't ya think?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to school, then waiting for the computer repairman, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
Elvis Presley made the last of his three appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show." He performed "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Peace in the Valley," "Too Much," and "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again." 

2004 - The Elvis Presley DVD and CD "200 Cadillacs" were released.

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A new survey reveals that nearly half of Americans didn’t take a single day off in the summer of 2014. And 41% of Americans didn’t take any vacation days in 2014.

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Today in Beatles History:

2001 - 
The Beatles album "Magical Mystery Tour" hit #1 in the U.S. 

2004 - The family of George Harrison filed a lawsuit that stated Harrison's oncologist had forced him to autograph a guitar for his teenage son two weeks before he died of cancer.

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Two teens who stole candy at gunpoint were arrested in Chicago on Sunday after police followed their snowy footprints to a nearby hideout.

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - 
The first American women’s six-day bicycle race was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

1941 - Alice Marble made her professional tennis debut when she defeated Ruth Hardwick of Great Britain at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

1942 - The National Collegiate Football Rules Committee abolished the Y formation. 

1951 - The Indianapolis Olympians beat the Rochester Royals 75-73 in a game that took six overtimes. 

1976 - Ted Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves for $12 million dollars. 

1988 - A seven-fight deal was signed between Mike Tyson and HBO. 

1997 - Peter O'Malley announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers were for sale. The team had been owned by his family for 47 years. 

1998 - Barry Switzer resigned as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. 

1998 - The Dallas Cowboys signed lineman Larry Allen to a 6-year deal worth more than $3.5 million a year. 

1999 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and its players agreed to a tentative labor agreement to end a six-month lockout. 

2002 - Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) became the first running back in the NFL to run gain 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons. 

2010 - NBA commissioner David Stern indefinitely suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas without pay. Arenas has admitted to bringing guns into the Verizon Center locker room and was under investigation by local and federal authorities. 

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Blake Lively has given birth to her first child. That papa is, of course, Ryan Reynolds. A source reports that the child was born near Lively’s home in Bedford, New York, shortly before the New Year.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Islanders Hockey Club 8:30am EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs JUnior Bruins 1:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Bay State Breakers 6:20pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs P.A.L. Junior Islanders 9:50pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST

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

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