Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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

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Today is February 4th, the 35th day of 2015. There are 330 days left in the year.

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Watch: Honda Nightly Recap: February 3, 2015.

Saves of the year.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle is 68. Alice Cooper is 67. Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 42. Singer Gavin DeGraw is 38.

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St. Louis, MO. -- Tampa Bay earned a point in a challenging road matchup against St. Louis.

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Cuba has released new photos of 88-year-old Fidel Castro to prove that he’s still healthy. [Next is a stint on Dancing With The Stars.]

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U.S. National Under-17 Team Defeats Czech Republic, 3-1,
in Five Nations Tournament Opener 

Suthers, Anderson and Jones Each Score in Victory
DMITROV, Russia - Keenan Suthers (Macomb, Mich.), Joey Anderson (Roseville, Minn.) and Max Jones (Rochester, Mich.) each scored as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated the Czech Republic, 3-1, here today at Dmitrov Arena. The game was the first for Team USA at the 2015 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament that runs from Feb. 3-7.
After a scoreless opening frame, the Czech Republic struck first just 44 seconds into the second period on the power play. Team USA responded at 8:38 to knot the game when a Suthers shot from the high slot snuck past Czech goaltender Adam Brizgala. Luke Martin (St. Louis, Mo.) assisted. Anderson's breakaway tally gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead at 15:26. Graham McPhee (Bethesda, Md.) collected a helper on the play.
Jones beat a sprawled out Brizgala at 5:26 of the third frame to give Team USA a two-goal cushion; a lead the U.S. would hold onto for the win. Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) and Anderson picked up the assists.
Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) made 25 saves between the pipes for Team USA in the victory.
The U.S. National Under-17 Team resumes tournament play tomorrow (Feb. 4) against host-country Russia. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.
Notes: Team USA outshot the Czech Republic, 35-26 ... The U.S. went 0-4 on the power play while the Czechs went 1-6 ... Follow @USAHockeyScores for live scoring updates from the tournament. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #U17FiveNations ... Danton Cole, head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team, is leading the squad in Russia, along with assistant coach John Gruden and intern assistant coach Tyler Walsh ... All 22 players on the roster are from USA Hockey's National Team Development Program ... For the complete Under-17 Team roster, click here ... Team USA claimed first place in last year's tournament held in Sundsvall, Sweden ... The U.S. National Under-17 Team trains with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary software program that trains hockey sense. To learn more, visit USAHockeyIntelliGym.com.
2015 Under-17 Five Nations TournamentFeb. 3-6 | Dmitrov, Russia
DateOpponentTime (ET) / Result
Tues., Feb. 3Czech RepublicW, 3-1
Wed., Feb. 4Russia10:00 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 5Finland10:00 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 6Sweden10:00 a.m.


Boston College Stays at No. 1 in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #18

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)125-0-118
2.University of Minnesota, 171224-1-418
3.University of Wisconsin, 152321-4-318
4.Harvard University, 121415-4-218
5.Quinnipiac University, 111521-4-317
6.University of Minnesota Duluth, 88617-7-413
7.Boston University, 76717-6-218
8.University of North Dakota, 33n/a15-10-37
9.St. Lawrence University, 32916-8-32
10.Cornell University, 311012-7-39
Others Receiving Votes: Clarkson University, 27; Bemidji State University, 8; Ohio State University, 4; Mercyhurst University, 1.
Notes: ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association each have four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has two ... A total of 14 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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On this date in 1935, CBS radio presented "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" for the first time.

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Bennett signs extension with Stampeders.

Riders sign K O'Neill; extend DB Turenne.

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

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Most parents appreciate the artwork created by their children — but that appreciation usually goes no further than putting their works of art on the fridge. Those typical displays of parental pride simply weren’t enough for proud Canadian (Peterborough, Ontario) papa Keith Anderson, so he has been getting a tattoo of his son’s doodles applied to his right arm every year for the last seven years.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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On this date in 1938, the play "Our Town", by Thornton Wilder, opened in New York City.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Here's your place to check out Oregon State's football class on National Signing Day.

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On this date in 1953, "The Stooge" premiered at the Paramount Theatre in New York City.

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Look who got his picture on the big TV!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as National Football Signing Day, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley appeared on "Stage Show" for the second time. He perfomred Authur Gunter's "Baby Let's Play House" and Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti." 

1976 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Moody Blue". 

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A new study by cybersecurity researchers has found that 24 percent of Facebook ads selling luxury goods, like Ray-Ban sunglasses or Louis Vuitton handbags, are hocking counterfeit products.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - 
The Beatles recorded "Across the Universe" at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney invited some fans to contribute harmonies which was the only time the Beatles used fans on a record. 

1969 - The day after the other three Beatles appointed Allen Klein as business manager, Paul McCartney hired the law firm of Eastman & Eastman as Apple's general legal counsel. The father of his girlfriend Linda Eastman ran the law firm. 

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a Michael X a bag of their cut hair in return for a pair of genuine Muhammad Ali boxing shorts. 

1972 - South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond suggested to U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell in a memo that John Lennon be deported. 

1974 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono temporarily seperated. 

2002 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would tour the United States for the first time in almost 10 years. 

2005 - Paul McCartney posted a message on Heather Mills McCartney's official Web site. He was responding to several reports that stated Heather made decisions for him, told him to dye his hair and that she didn't get along with his kids. 

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A man in Texas (Wichita Falls) paid his $600 property tax in intricately folded $1 bills that required 60 hours to unravel. When he refused to leave peaceably he was arrested. His bail was set at $500.

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - 
The first Olympic Winter Games opened in Chamonix, France. 

1932 - The first Winter Olympics in the United States opened at Lake Placid, NY. The games were opened by New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

1952 - Jackie Robinson was named Director of Communication for NBC. He was the first black executive of a major radio-TV network. 

1969 - John Madden was named the head coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders. 

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a Michael X a bag of their cut hair in return for a pair of genuine Muhammad Ali boxing shorts. 

1973 - The New York Islanders and the Buffalo Sabres played an entire game with no penalties called. 

1993 - The Boston Celtics retired Larry Bird's #33. 

1997 - A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman's parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages. 

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 600th National Hockey League (NHL) goal during his 719th game. Lemieux reached the milestone second fastest in history. Gretzky had reached the plateau during his 718th game. 

2001 - Jimmy Buffet was ordered by NBA referee Joe Forte to give up his courtside seat due to the use of profanity. After a several-minute delay, the game between the Miami Heat and the visiting New York Knicks continued. 

2002 - Minnesota's Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal by the Minnesota Twins of an injunction that would force the Twins to fulfill their lease at the Metrodome. 

2003 - Jaromir Jagr (Washington Capitals) scored his 500th career goal. He also got his 11th career hat trick in the game.

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A new report claims that the royal couple, William and Kate, are not only having a girl but they are naming her after the late Princess Diana.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars 8:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 5:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 5:15pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 12:00pm 
EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Roswell Bulldogs 12:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks 5:00pm EST

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

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