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Five Things: Big Game This Weekend

On this day in 1958, the Bruins integrated the NHL.

SONG OF THE DAY: "Tightrope" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Good morning, Medford! Here are five things you need to know today, Friday, Jan. 18:

1. PATRIOTS SUNDAY: For the seventh time since Bill Belichick became head coach, the New England Patriots will play in the AFC Championship game this Sunday. They will be facing the Baltimore Ravens, as they did a year ago in this game. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The game is being broadcast on CBS (Channel 4) and on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

The winner of Sunday's game will play the winner of Sunday's NFC Championship game (the Atlanta Falcons or the San Francisco 49ers) in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Feb. 3.

2. MLK DAY: Here's a rundown of what you can expect to be open and closed in Medford on MLK Day this coming Monday.

3. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: Did you know Medford Patch is on Facebook? We're trying to get up to 1,000 likes as quickly as possible and we'd love to have your help. If you're on Facebook head over to our page and give us a like!

4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On January 18, 1958, hockey player Willie O’Ree of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first black to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). Information courtesy of History.com.

5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny and cold with a high of 28. Partly cloudy tonight with a low of 19.

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