Friday, April 17, 2015

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Habs Take 2-0 Series Lead; Caps, Blackhawks, Canucks Square Respective Series At 1-1

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Friday with four games.


At Montreal:

Alex Galchenyuk scored the winning goal scored the winning goal 3:40 into overtime as the Montreal Canadiens opened up a two-games-to-none advantage in their conference quarterfinal series with the Ottawa Senators following their 3-2 game-two home victory.

At Washington:

Karl Alzner, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom (power play), and, with the game winner at 7:37 of the third period, Jason Chimera, all scored once as the Washington Capitals erased a 3-1 deficit and squared their opening-round series with the New York Islanders at one game apiece following their 4-3 game-two home win.


At Nashville, Tennessee:

Craig Smith scored twice as the Nashville Predators manhandled the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 in game two to square their conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece.

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Eddie Lack stopped 22 of 23 shots while Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins (power play), Ronalds Kenins, and Radim Vrbata (empty net) each delivered a goal as the Vancouver Canucks dominated the visiting Calgary Flames 4-1 in game two to level their series at one game apiece.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rangers, Wings, Wild, Ducks Grab Series Openers

Four games were played on Thursday as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued.


At New York:

First-period goals from Derick Brassard (at 28 seconds) and Ryan McDonagh (Power Play at 15:16) and steady goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist (he stopped 25 of 26 shots) carried the New York Rangers to a conference-quarterfinal series-opening 2-1 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

At Tampa, Florida:

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice (once on the power play) while Luke Glendening scored a shorthanded third-period tally for the game-winning score as the Detroit Red Wings seized home-ice advantage in their first-round series following their 3-2 game-one road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Petr Mrazek's first playoff start was a memorable one as the Wings' goalie stopped 44 of 46 shots.


At St. Louis:

 Two power-play goals (Matt Dumba in the second period; Jason Pominville [empty net]) helped carry the Minnesota Wild to a series-opening 4-2 road win over the St. Louis Blues.

At Anaheim, California:

Corey Perry scored twice in the third period (power play at 69 seconds, shorthanded at 13:21) as the Anaheim Ducks came from behind to upend the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in game one of their conference quarterfinal series.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Habs, Islanders, Blackhawks (In 2OTs), Flames Take Series Openers

Four games were played on Wednesday as the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Playoffs commenced.


At Washington:

Brock Nelson scored twice as the New York Islanders knocked off the Washington Capitals 3-1 on the road in the opening game of their best-of-seven conference quarterfinal series.

At Montreal:

Brian Flynt scored the winning goal at 17:17 of the third period as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the visiting Ottawa Senators 4-3 in game one of their first-round series.


At Nashville, Tennessee:

Duncan Keith scored the winning goal at 7:49 of the second overtime period as the Chicago Blackhawks rebounded from a 3-0 deficit to upend the Nashville Predators 4-3 in the opening contest of their opening-round series.  Scott Darling, in relief of an ineffective Corey Crawford, stopped all 42 shots that he faced.

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Kris Russell scored the winning goal with 29.5 seconds remaining in regulation as the Calgary Flames knocked off the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in the opening game of their conference quarterfinal series.  In the Flames' first playoff game since 2009, Jonas Hiller stopped 29 of 30 Canucks shots.

Would You Like Some Sheet Music With Your Bromo Seltzer Ad?

Here's a real blast from the past, an 1899 ad for Bromo Seltzer, along with sheet music to Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home."

Headachey? Suffering From A Hangover?

Why not take some Bromo Seltzer?  Ad for the product as it appeared in the September 27, 1937 issue of Life magazine.

Time For A Visit From Mighty Mouse!

From New Rochelle, New York's very own Terrytoons in 1946, we bring you "Mighty Mouse and the Hep Cat," originally released theatrically by 20th Century Fox. With story by John Foster and music by Philip A. Scheib, this cartoon was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Mannie Davis.  This is a TV syndication print.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bullet Nose!

Magazine ad for the 1950 Studebaker.

You're Face To Face With History

Two-page magazine ad for the 1948 Hudson.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Be Mouth Happy!

1932 magazine ad for Spud Cigarettes. 

Sing Along With Lawrence?

In this kinescoped excerpt from a 1962 ABC Network telecast of The Lawrence Welk Show, here is Lawrence's vocal group with "Sweet Sue."  Just follow the dancing champagne bubble.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Timbers 2 Fall To Sounders 2 On Road

At Tukwila, Washington:

Pablo Rossi (PK-48') and Giuliano Frano (88') provided the scoring on Saturday night as Seattle Sounders 2 defeated visiting Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League action by a score of 2-1.

It was the first defeat suffered by the Portland Timbers' USL affiliate in their inaugural season.

The next T2 match is this coming Saturday on the road against Sacramento Republic FC, a team they had beaten earlier this season.

Lions Blank Sluggish Timbers In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Orlando City, with goals from Cyle Larin (30') and Kaka (PK-85'), defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 on the road in Sunday Major League Soccer action.

The match was the first between the two clubs.

Lions goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts delivered a shutout against one of his former clubs.

The Timbers will face the other new expansion club, New York City FC, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx next Sunday at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (Fox Sports 1).

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Here's An Old Cigarette Ad

Here's a 1964 magazine ad for Alpine Cigarettes.

Richard L. Bare, Director Of Almost All "Green Acres" Episodes, R.I.P.

Richard L. Bare, a director who piloted the Warner Brothers theatrical one-reel comedy series "Joe McDoakes," which starred George O'Hanlon (the future voice of TV's George Jetson) in the title role, which ran 14 years (1942-56), then directed episodes of such television series as Maverick, The Twilight Zone, Petticoat Junction, and most notoriously, Green Acres, passed away on March 28 at Newport Beach, Califonia at age 101.

Mr. Bare directed all but four episodes during that last series' six-year CBS run (1965-71).