Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is March 17th, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year.

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Flames GM Treliving excited, eager for stretch run.

Rangers forward St. Louis out with lower-body injury.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Patrick Duffy (Dallas) is 66. Kurt Russell (Stargate, Tango & Cash, Tombstone, Breakdown) is 64. Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) is 60. Rob Lowe (Parks & Recreation, The West Wing, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) is 51.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos scored two goals to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Amalie Arena on Monday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1756, St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.

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North Dakota Retains No. 1 Spot in 
USA Today
/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Men's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #23

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1.University of North Dakota, 509 (33)127-7-323
2.Minnesota State University, 473227-7-323
3.Boston University, 444 (1)323-7-523
4.Michigan Tech University, 402428-8-218
5.Miami University, 353523-13-123
6.University of Denver, 340822-12-219
7.Quinnipiac University, 2521123-10-415
8.University of Minnesota Duluth, 248620-15-316
9.Bowling Green State University, 2031323-10-515
10University of Nebraska Omaha, 192718-12-617
11.Boston College, 134921-13-317
12.UMass Lowell, 1171420-11-619
13.University of Minnesota, 931521-12-319
14.Providence College, 811022-13-216
15.Harvard University, 57n/a19-12-318
Others Receiving Votes: St. Cloud State University, 47; University of Vermont, 45; Colgate University, 33; St. Lawrence University, 21; Yale University, 21; Robert Morris University, 13; University of New Hampshire, 2.
Notes: This is the final regular-season men's hockey poll. Next week begins the postseason poll, and the poll will conclude Monday, April 13, following the Frozen Four tournament in Boston (April 9-11) ... A total of 22 schools received votes in this week's poll ... The National Collegiate Hockey Conference leads all conferences with five ranked schools. The Hockey East Association has four ranked schools, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has three. ECAC Hockey has two and the Big Ten Conference has one ranked school ... 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.


2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships Begin Thursday
High school varsity tournament in St. Louis opens slate of championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships commence Thursday (March 19) in St. Louis, Missouri, with the high school varsity tournament taking center stage.
In all, some 40 national champions will be crowned at the sled, youth, girls, high school, junior, adult and women's levels in 11 cities across the United States between now and early May.
USA Hockey, in conjunction with FASTHockey, will be streaming all the action. Games are available live and on-demand by visitingUSAHockey.FASTHockey.com and creating a free account. In addition, games will be available for purchase on DVD following the tournament by visitingUSAHockey.FASTHockey.com.
Also of note this year is the Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships app. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the app provides unprecedented access to news, scores and schedules, as well as photos and videos from fellow participants in the app social stream.
In addition to streaming and mobile coverage, USA Hockey will provide scoring, stats, standings and photos from each of the games on USAHockey.com. Fans can follow all of the action from each tournament on Twitter at@USAHNationals.
Notes: The 2015 USA Hockey Adult National Championships, sponsored by Labatt Blue, begin in April for men and women. A USA Hockey Adult National Championships app, powered by Labatt Blue, is available for download on Apple and Android devices, providing news, scores and schedules, as well as photos and videos from fellow participants in the app social stream.
For more information, contact Jayson Hron (jaysonh@usahockey.org / 719.538.1159)
2015 Toyota-USA Hockey National Championships
DateClassificationCity
March 19-23High School VarsitySt. Louis, Mo.
March 26-30Youth Tier I (all divisions)Amherst, N.Y.
March 26-30Youth Tier II 14USalt Lake City, Utah
March 26-30Youth Tier II 16UPlano, Texas
March 26-30Youth Tier II 18UTroy, Mich.
March 26-30Tier I Girls, Women's A, B, CGreen Bay, Wis.
March 26-30Tier II GirlsLansing, Mich.
April 9-12SledAmherst, N.Y.
2015 USA Hockey Junior National Championships
DateClassificationCity
March 27-30Junior Tier IIISimsbury, Conn.
May 2015Junior Tier I (USHL)TBD
May 2015Junior Tier II (NAHL)TBD
2015 USA Hockey Adult National Championships, Sponsored by Labatt Blue
DateClassificationCity
April 9-12*Adult Men 30+, 40+, 65+Tampa/Ellenton, Fla.
April 16-19*Adult Men 50+, 60+, 70+Tampa/Ellenton, Fla.
April 23-26*Women's 30+, 40+, 50+Tampa/Ellenton, Fla.
*Streaming not available


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Betty White will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on April 26.

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Bryant set to shoulder Bombers' revamped line.

Milanovich, Argos announce 2015 coaching staff.

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

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On this date in 1967, Snoopy and Charlie Brown of "Peanuts" were on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released March 17

• Exodus: Gods and Kings
• Penguins of Madagascar
• Annie
• Top Five
• Ghost Whisperer: The Complete Series

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Corvallis, OR. -- The No. 10 Oregon State women’s basketball team will enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed and will host the first two rounds of the event on Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22 at Gill Coliseum. The event will mark the first time an Oregon State basketball team (men’s or women’s) has played an NCAA Tournament game at home since the Beaver men’s team in 1962.

Read the rest here.

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NCAA basketball’s March Madness is underway. [It’s nice to see groups of college age kids traveling to become a part of something other than ISIS. ]

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Is there anything to drink in here?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as wearing green today, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - 
Elvis Presley performed on TV's "Stage Show." He performed "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Heartbreak Hotel." 

1961 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii." 

1971 - The collection album "Separate Ways" hit #46 in the U.S. 

2004 - Lisa Marie Presley clarified remarks she had made in an Australian TV interview. She said that she had never seen her ex-husband, Michael Jackson, engage in inappropriate behavior with kids. 

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In a study done by the creators of the smartphone app Bartrendr (it’s like Yelp for beer), 40% of Americans can’t spell Budweiser.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - 
The Beatles' "Let It Be" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1984 - The video for John Lennon's "Nobody Told Me" was aired on "American Bandstand." 

2000 - It was reported that Paul McCartney was worth $865 million.

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A flight from England to Dubai was forced to return to England because of a “smelly poo” left in a toilet. The British Airways crew unsuccessfully tried to fix the problem and the flight was forced to turn around when the odor became unbearable for passengers.

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Today in Sports History:

1940 - 
For the first time in NHL history, one line (Boston's Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer) finished 1-2-3 in NHL scoring. 

1955 - In Montreal, there was a seven-hour riot that caused more than $1 million in damage. Canadien fans were upset because NHL President Clarence Campbell had suspended Rocket Richard for attacking an official during a fight in a game on March 13. 

1998 - The United States beat Canada 3-1 to win the first gold medal for women's hockey. 

1999 - The International Olympic Committee expelled six of its members in the wake of a bribery scandal. 

2003 - Jose Canseco was released from jail. He was then sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years of probation for his part in a nightclub brawl on October 31, 2001. 

2005 - Several major league baseball players spoke about steroid use with the House Government Reform Committee. Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro participated. The hearing lasted 11 hours. 

2007 - Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) scored his 502nd and 503rd career goals making him the all-time U.S. leader in goal-scoring.

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TV TONIGHT: NCAA TOURNAMENT - In the first round of the tournament, Manhattan and Hampton will tip off in Dayton, Ohio, before BYU and Ole Miss take the court. (6:30p ET, TruTV)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascap Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 5:00pm EDT

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

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