Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Today is January 13th, the 13th day of 2015. There are 352 days left in the year.


Lightning's Hedman, Johnson injured vs. Flyers.

Players ready to shine at USHL Top Prospect Game.

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


Today's Birthdays: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 54. Patrick Dempsey is 49. Writer-producer Shonda Rhimes is 45. Orlando Bloom is 38. Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games series) is 25.


Philadelphia, PA. -- Tampa Bay had beaten Philadelphia six straight times, including both meetings earlier this season.

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On this date in 1794, U.S. President Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union.


Minnesota State Takes 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 #14

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.Minnesota State University, 477 (13)416-4-114
2.University of North Dakota, 451 (8)114-5-114
3.Boston University, 446 (7)212-3-414
4.Harvard University, 405 (5)310-2-25
5.University of Minnesota Duluth, 365713-7-08
6.UMass Lowell, 273514-4-312
7.University of Nebraska Omaha, 254 (1)1213-3-48
8.Bowling Green State University, 2491413-3-46
9.University of Vermont, 2391115-5-110
10Miami University, 238614-8-011
11.Michigan Tech University, 144815-6-19
12.Quinnipiac University, 1241515-6-17
13.University of Minnesota, 101910-7-114
14.Colgate University, 77n/a13-6-113
15.Providence College, 691314-7-18
Others Receiving Votes: Yale University, 52; University of Denver, 49; Boston College, 38; University of Michigan, 16; Northern Michigan University, 8; Merrimack College, 3; Robert Morris University, 3.
Notes: A total of 22 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have four ranked schools in this week's poll. The National Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey have three apiece, while 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.

U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team Claims Gold at IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship in Buffalo
U.S. Wins Gold for First Time Since 2011 Over Rival Canada in Thrilling 3-2 Overtime Victory
BUFFALO, New York — U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team captain Jincy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo./St. Louis Lady Blues U19) tallied two goals, including the gold-medal clinching goal, in an exciting 3-2 overtime victory against rival Canada in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women's World Championship at HARBORCENTER.
“It’s just a privilege to be a part of this group. The players deserve all the credit, as does the support staff and everyone that makes this kind of moment possible,” said Joel Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team. “Having the opportunity to represent USA Hockey is like nothing else, and I know our coaching staff and our players can’t be more excited to get a gold medal to hang around our necks. It was a great game, a great tournament, a world class display of women’s hockey at the U18 level, and something all of us will take with us for the rest of our lives.”
For complete recap and box score, click here.
NotesJincy Dunne was named U.S. player of the game in tonight’s game. Dunne finished the tournament leading all defenseman in scoring with eight points … Kaitlin Burt, Dunne and Melissa Samoskevich were named Team USA’s top players of the tournament … The Directorate Award was presented Sarah Potomak (CAN) for Best Forward, Dunne (USA) for Best Defenseman and Valeria Tarakanova (RUS) for Best Goaltender… The 2015 Media All-Star Team includes goaltender Tarakanovav (RUS); defensemen Dunne (USA) and Micah Hart (CAN); and forwards Fanuza Kadirova (RUS), Potomak (CAN) and Samoskevich (USA). Potomak was voted the tournament’s most valuable player … This is Team USA’s first Under-18 Women’s Worlds gold since 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden. They beat Canada 5-2 to take gold that year … The U.S. outshot Canada 41-18 in tonight’s game … Team USA and Canada have met every year in the gold-medal game since the tournament’s inception in 2008.


NEW ON DVD - Released January 13

Gone Girl
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
Dallas: Season 3
The Facts Of Life: The Complete Series
NYPD Blue: Season 8


Stampeders come to terms on new deal with Walter.

Quick Hire: Riders bring on new defensive coordinator.

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


Hackers attacked the Pentagon. [It turns out that no member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ordered 367 pineapple mushroom pizzas.]


Tampa, FL. -- Ronde Barber, John Lynch and Mike Alstott highlight a team made up solely of players the Bucs selected in the second and third rounds, which is now considered the "second day" of the draft.

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Here’s a simple way to have a happier marriage: touch while sleeping. In a study (University of Herfordshire), 94% of couples who touched while sleeping said they were happier. For couples who are hands-off (and arms and legs and toes), only 68% are happy.


Corvallis, OR. --The Oregon State women’s basketball team has moved two spots to No. 9 in this week’s AP poll, the highest ranking in school history. The Beavers’ previous best ranking came earlier this season, when they moved up to No. 10 following their win over then No. 6/6 North Carolina. Oregon State has been ranked in the AP Poll every week this season.

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A guy in China was recently arrested after a burglary spree in his apartment building. Surveillance video at the apartment complex revealed the 52-year-old working to remove a knob from a fire escape door. The building’s property management office identified the knob thief as a resident of the building. Police visited the man at his apartment and found a bag containing 36 doorknobs.


Let's go to the Lightning Guys game Daddy!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to the dentist, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - 
Elvis Presley recorded "Mean Woman Blues" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" and "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" in Hollywood. 

1961 - The movie "Flaming Star" opened in London. 

1978 - Elvis Presley's single "My Way" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

2001 - TV Guide issued a set of commemorative Elvis Presley covers.


The folks at the Oscars and ABC are looking at the Golden Globe numbers from Sunday night very carefully after the awards show lost 1 million viewers from last year. There were a lot of choices Sunday night, including football, Downton Abbey, the whole CBS schedule, and the return of The Bachelor. Also, most of the movies featured were independents.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles released "I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There" in the U.S. 

1966 - Ringo Starr and John Lennon left England on a vacation to Trinidad. 

1969 - The Beatles released the album "Yellow Submarine" in the U.S.


CBS announced Monday that Stephen Colbert’s Late Show premiere will happen September 8.


Today in Sports History:

1962 - 
Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 73 points against the Chicago Packers. 

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) was injured when he was checked into the boards. He died two days later. He was the first casualty in the NHL. 

1983 - The Quebec Nordiques played their 251st NHL game without being shutout. 

1984 - Wayne Gretzky extended his NHL consecutive scoring streak to 45 games. 

1986 - The NCAA adopted the controversial "Proposal 48," which set standards for Division 1 freshman eligibility. 

1995 - A collective bargaining agreement was ratified by NHL players. 

1998 - The NFL completed a $9.2 billion deal to keep "Monday Night Football" on ABC and the entire Sunday night cable package for ESPN. 

1999 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) announced his retirement from the NBA. 

2003 - The NHL's Buffalo Sabres filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 

2005 - Major League Baseball adopted a steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round. 

2005 - The NFL fined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win the previous weekend. 


On this date in 1998, NBC agreed to pay almost $13 million for each episode of the TV show E.R. It was the highest amount ever paid for a TV show.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche 7:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Corpus Christi IceRays 10:05pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 1:30pm EST


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

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