Raymond Robert Emery (1982–2018) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender
who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 11 seasons. Chosen
99th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, he
helped them reach the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals, the first appearance in
the finals by the modern Senators. With Emery, the Chicago Blackhawks
won the 2013 Stanley Cup championship. He won, among numerous other
awards and accolades, the William M. Jennings Trophy in April 2013 along
with teammate Corey Crawford for giving up the fewest goals in the
season. Emery finished the 2012–13 season with 1.94 goals against
average and a 0.922 save percentage. His 17 wins included 12 straight to
start the year, the best such streak in NHL history. He was a two-time
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy finalist for his dedication and
perseverance. His teammates and fans often referred to him as "Razor" or
"Sugar Ray" for his aggressive playing style..
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Masterton_Memorial_Trophy>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Peninsular War: Maria I of Portugal, the Braganza royal family
and its court of nearly 15,000 people departed Lisbon for the colony of
Brazil just days before French forces invaded the city.
The National Diet of Japan (pictured in session), a bicameral
legislature modelled after both the German Reichstag and the British
Westminster system, first met in Tokyo.
Five minutes after taking off from Montreal, Trans-Canada Air
Lines Flight 831 crashed in bad weather, killing all 118 people on
During their trial for the 2003 Oakwood mutiny, Philippine
soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes mutinied and seized a
conference room in The Peninsula Manila hotel in Makati.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive, archaic or obsolete) To provide with a dower (“the
portion that a widow receives from her deceased husband's property”) or
a dowry (“property given to a bride”).
2. (transitive) To give property to (someone) as a gift; specifically,
to provide (a person or institution) with support in the form of a
permanent fund of money or other benefits.
3. (transitive) Followed by with, or rarely by of: to enrich or furnish
with some faculty or quality.
4. (transitive) Usually in the passive: to naturally furnish (with
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world
can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for
--C. S. Lewis
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