Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's Saturday













It's Saturday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is February 19th, the 50th day of 2011. There are 315 days left in the year.

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Devils keep rolling, blank Rangers.

Blues blank Sabres.

Bruins top Senators after making deals.

Bertuzzi leads Wings to win at Florida.

Hurricanes top Flyers on Brind'Amour's big night.

Wild rout Ducks.

Blue Jackets stun Blackhawks.

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NASA managers declared shuttle Discovery ready to launch next week on a mission to the International Space Station following a daylong Flight Readiness Review on Friday. Discovery is scheduled to launch Thursday, Feb. 24, at 4:50 p.m. EST.

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USHL names CCM mid-season all stars.

Grades and goals: Life as a Stampede hockey player.

Musketeers continue to chase elusive wins.

For Storm, home stand is a make-or-break deal.

Black Hawks shut out Buccaneers.

Coldwell's next hockey stop is educational.

Lochner out for year; inks committment to play for Niagara.

Phantoms have a need for some wins in playoff push.

Ice players travel in modified sleeper coach.

Black Hawks Where are they now: Thor Nelson.

Angeli headed to Ohio State.

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Today is Chocolate Mint Day.

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2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Riders add defensive lineman George.

Argos add Canadian safety Wes Lysack.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Wanna see Jerry! Wanna see Jerry!







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Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama on this date in 1807. He was later tried and acquitted on charges of treason.

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Today in Elvis History:

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Kentucky Rain."

1971 - Elvis Presley hit himself in the mouth with a microphone and chipped a tooth. The cause was a fan that had rushed on stage.

1974 - Lisa Marie Presley had a tonsillectomy.

2010 - In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" production world premiered at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.

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The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United States took place on this date in 1846. Texas had officially become a state on December 29, 1845.

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

1972 - Paul McCartney released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish." The song was immediately banned by the BBC.

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

2002 - George Harrison's former brother-in-law was barred from selling Beatle's memorabilia. Carl Roles was accused of stealing boxes of clothing, records and other memorabilia from Harrison's Los Angeles home in the 1970's. Roles attempted to sell the items the day after Harrison died.

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Thomas Alva Edison patented a music player (the phonograph) on this date in 1878.

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Today in Sports History:

1935 - Lou Gehrig signed a contract with the New York Yankees for $30,000.

1942 - The New York Yankees announced that they would admit 5,000 uniformed servicemen free to each of their home ball games during the coming season.

1946 - Danny Gardella became the first major league player to go to the Mexican League.

1965 - The NFL began using six officials during games.

1977 - Rod Gilbert (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th point.

1996 - Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns) got his 10,000th career rebound. He became only the 10th NBA player to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds in a career.

1996 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the second youngest NHL goaltender and 12th overall to reach 300 career victories.

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On this date in 1945 during World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday--

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Phoenix Coyotes 7:30pm EST

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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

Saturday --

Nothin' Doin'

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 1:00pm EST

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 8:00pm

Monday --

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 9:15am (Followed immediately by deciding mini-game, if necessary)

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Hersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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