Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is January 27th, the 27th day of 2015. There are 338 days left in the year.

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Islanders' Okposo out because of upper-body injury.

Kings place center Mike Richards on waivers.

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

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Today's Birthdays: James Cromwell (Babe) is 75. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is 60. TV personality Keith Olbermann is 56. Comedian Patton Oswalt is 46.

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Raleigh, NC. -- The Bolts play their final game of the season against Carolina on Tuesday and look to sweep the Hurricanes.

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NEW ON DVD - Released January 27
Before I Go to Sleep
The Judge
Fury
The Book of Life
Downton Abbey Season 5

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North Dakota Back at 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 #16

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of North Dakota, 497 (21)218-5-216
2.Boston University, 479 (7)315-4-416
3.Minnesota State University, 461 (6)119-5-116
4.Harvard University, 379412-4-27
5.University of Nebraska Omaha, 313815-6-310
6.Bowling Green State University, 310615-5-48
7.University of Minnesota Duluth, 305714-9-19
8.Miami University, 265915-9-016
9.Michigan Tech University, 2401018-7-111
10UMass Lowell, 204515-7-314
11.Providence College, 153n/a16-8-19
12.University of Denver, 1521114-8-112
13.University of Michigan, 105n/a15-7-06
14.University of Vermont, 711215-8-212
15.Boston College, 57n/a15-8-210
Others Receiving Votes: Colgate University, 34; Yale University, 24; Quinnipiac University, 19; Robert Morris University, 8; Merrimack College, 2; University of Minnesota, 2.
Notes: A total of 21 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The Hockey East Association and the National Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with five ranked schools each. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three ranked schools, while the Big Ten Conference and ECAC Hockey each have 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.


Twenty-Two Americans Selected to Officiate at International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in 2014-15
American Officials Will Take Part In 13 IIHF Events
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Twenty-two American officials are serving as referees or linesmen for major International Ice Hockey Federation events in 2014-15, USA Hockey announced today.
“We have a very strong group of officials that have been selected to represent USA Hockey on the international stage,” said Matt Leaf, director of USA Hockey’s officiating education program. “They’ve all worked diligently to earn the right to officiate at the highest level.”
American officials are taking part in 13 IIHF events this season, including the recently held IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and the IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Buffalo, New York, as well as the upcoming IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmo, Sweden, and IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland.
Assignments for the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic will be determined in late February.
Officials assigned to the IIHF events this year include Geoff Miller (West Newbury, Mass.), Steve Patafie (Bethlehem, Ga.) and Judson Ritter (Bethlehem, Pa.) who served at the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Junior Championship; and Jerilyn Glenn (St. Paul, Minn.), Jackie Spresser (Westminster, Colo.) and Jessica LeClerc (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) who officiated at the 2015 Under-18 Women’s World Championship.
A full list of American officials and their respective events are available here.

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On this date in 1880, Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp.

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Foley speaks after getting over trade shock.

Brack is Back: Riders ink All-Star safety to new deal.

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

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A French judge has ruled that a couple cannot name their baby girl after the dessert spread Nutella. [He also ruled out Jiffy.]

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Tampa, FL. -- In terms of draft position and production over their first five NFL seasons, Donnie Abraham, Jim Pyne and Ronde Barber are some of the Bucs' best picks of the past two decades.

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Americans are feeling sweet about romance as Valentine’s Day approaches, with consumers expected to spend big this year on candy, jewelry and flowers. The average person celebrating the holiday on February 14 (a Saturday) expects to spend $142.31 in the name of love, about $8 more than last year.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State junior guard Gary Payton II was named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, Commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

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On this date in 1927, United Independent Broadcasters Inc. started a radio network with contracts with 16 stations. The company later became Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

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Yay! The Lightning Guys made a goal Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a chilly Tuesday morning, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's debut single for RCA Records, "Heartbreak Hotel," was released. 

2004 - Master Tape Collection, based out of New Jersey, began selling 2-inch sections of reel tape. The tape contained original recordings (the "Sun Sessions) of Elvis Presley. The 2-inch cuttings preserved in a plaque sold for $495. 

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A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after allegedly telling state police he’d had sex with an underage girl. What’s unusual: He told them while applying for a job as a state trooper. The guy made the admission during a polygraph test.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
John and Cynthia Lennon flew to the Alps for a ten day skiing vacation. 

1967 - The Beatles signed a 9-year contract with EMI. 

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Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had a fatal complication during a throat procedure.

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Today in Sports History:

1965 - 
Ulf Sterner became the first Swedish-born player to appear in the NHL. Sterner only played four games in the NHL. 

1967 - Paige Cothren became the first player to sign with the New Orleans Saints. 

1973 - The UCLA Bruins won their 61st consecutive game to break the NCAA record held by the University of San Francisco. 

1984 - Carl Lewis beat his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4 inches when he set a new indoor world record with a long-jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches. 

1984 - Wayne Gretzky set a National Hockey League (NHL) record for consecutive game scoring. He ended the streak at 51 games the next night against the Los Angeles Kings. The streak began on October 5, 1983. 

1991 - Whitney Houston sang the "Star Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV. 

1992 - Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson went on trial for allegedly raping an 18-year-old contestant in the 1991 Miss Black America Contest. 

2002 - The Montreal Canadiens became the first NHL team to score 10,000 home goals. The feat was achieved in the Canadiens' 2,675th regular season game. The goal was scored by Sergei Berezin who had come to the team only two days before from the Phoenix Coyotes. 

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Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff is reportedly not returning to Dancing with the Stars. Derek Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have already confirmed that they will not be returning to Dancing with the Stars.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 5:00pm 
EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:00pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 8:00am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Junior Knights 11:00am EST

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

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