Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Wednesday

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


Today is January 12th, the 12th day of 2011. There are 353 days left in the year.





Bruins pound Senators.

Canucks edge Isles in shootout.

Canadiens snap Rangers' win streak.

Hurricanes outlast Flames.

Coyotes slip past Jackets.

Philadelphia over Sabres.

Panthers blow lead but beat Capitals in OT.

Nashville outskates Minnesota.

Stars squeak by Oilers.

Maple Leafs double up Sharks.


Today's Birthdays: Actress Kirstie Alley (Cheers) is 60; TV journalist Christiane Amanpour is 53; founder Jeff Bezos is 47; model/activist Heather Mills (Paul McCartney's ex) is 43; singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls) is 37.


Murdock is USHL Goalie of the Week.

Off the ice: Kenny Brooks.


Today is National Pharmacist Day.


University of Wisconsin Remains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Wisconsin remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll following a weekend sweep of then-No. 10 Ohio State University. The Badgers, who boast a 20-2-0 record, accumulated 186 points and 15 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the seventh time this season.

Cornell University sits at No. 2 with 175 points and four first-place votes, having earned victories over Yale University and Brown University last weekend, while Boston University remains at No. 3 with 144 points following a win over then-No. 8 Providence College. The idle University of Minnesota Duluth (129) advances one place to No. 4, while Mercyhurst College (126) rounds out the top five after twice defeating Syracuse University.

Northeastern University returns to the poll at No. 10 after earning a victory over the University of New Hampshire.

This weekend features three top-10 match-ups, with No. 4 Minnesota Duluth traveling to No. 7 University of Minnesota for a weekend series, No. 6 Boston College hosting No. 3 Boston University, and No. 10 Northeastern hosting Boston College.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey and College Hockey America each have one program ranked ... A total of 14 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 14th 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 Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Women's College Hockey Poll - #14
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 186 (15) 1 20-2-0 14
2 Cornell University, 175 (4) 2 15-1-0 14
3 Boston University, 144 3 16-2-3 14
4 University of Minnesota Duluth, 129 5 12-5-1 14
5 Mercyhurst College, 126 4 16-4-0 14
6 Boston College, 91 6 13-3-4 14
7 University of Minnesota, 82 7 15-6-0 13
8 University of North Dakota, 34 9 10-7-3 14
9 Providence College, 33 8 14-7-1 5
10 Northeastern University, 21 NR 12-5-4 4

Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 10; Bemidji State University, 8; The Ohio State University, 3; Princeton University, 3.


It's National Glazed Doughnut Day.


All-star Bowman re-signs in Montreal.

Ticats agree to new stadium at Ivor Wynne.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


Last fall it was announced Facebook bought the domain for internal use. We learned Tuesday the company paid $8.5 million for it.


Nitey-nite Little Man.


Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

Sat Jan 15th 4:30pm Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sat Jan 15th 8:00pm Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sun Jan 16th 1:00pm Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Sun Jan 16th 4:30pm New York Jets at New England Patriots


The person who finds a missing dog and returns it to a Canadian family will become a part of the family. Dan and Sara Cannon have offered to name their first-born child -- due in three weeks -- after whoever finds their dog.


Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "All Shook Up" and all the material from his forthcoming movie "Loving You."

1963 - The soundtrack to "Girls! Girls! Girls!" hit #3 in the U.S.

1968 - NBC vice-president Tom Sarnoff announced that Elvis Presley and NBC had agreed to produce an Elvis movie and a Christmas TV special for the 1968 Christmas season.

1973 - Elvis Presley performed a rehearsal show for the "Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii" concert.


A study of ATM cleanliness show's they're not. In fact, most cash machines are as dirty as public bathrooms.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 -The Beatles single "Please Please Me" was released in Britain.

1964 - The Beatles made their second appearance on BBC-TV's "Sunday Night at the London Palladium."

1968 - Apple Music Limited was renamed Apple Corps Limited.

1969 - The film "Wonderwall" premiered in London. The soundtrack was by George Harrison.

2010 - Ringo Starr's CD "Y Not" was released. It was released on vinyl on January 29, 2010.


The Woodward, Oklahoma, Fire Department was called out early Tuesday morning to rescue an 8-year-old boy whose tongue was frozen to a pole.


Today in Sports History:

1906 - The forward pass was legalized by the football rules committee.

1921 - Kennesaw Mountain Landis became the first commissioner of baseball.

1946 - The Cleveland Rams were granted permission to move to Los Angeles.

1958 - Major league baseball players Stan Musial and Johnny Padres were guests on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

1960 - Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals became the first pro basketball player in the NBA to score more than 15,000 points in his career.

1966 - Red Auerbach won his 1,000th game as coach of the Boston Celtics.

1993 - It was announced that Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) had Hodgkin's disease.

1999 - Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder.

2000 - Charlotte Hornets guard Bobby Phills was killed in a crash during a drag race.

2002 - Brenden Shanahan (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,000th career point in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

2004 - Cam Neely's No. 8 was retired by the Boston Bruins.


The Chinese debuted their very own stealth plane, a jet that's practically invisible to detection. (Some claim the Chinese stole the technology from the U.S. but the Chinese insist they got the idea from Wonder Woman.)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST


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

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