Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Sunday

It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is February 13th, the 44th day of 2011. There are 321 days left in the year.





Kings keep rolling on road with win against Caps.

Senators end skid by beating Oilers.

Canadiens blank Leafs.

Lightning top 'Canes in OT.

Fisher helps Preds beat Avs.

Coyotes top Hawks in shootout.

Wild completes sweep of Blues.

Canucks cool off Flames.


International Flirting Week starts today.


Oddo powers Lancers past Sioux City.

Bucs fall in final seconds at Cedar Rapids.

Black Hawks top Dubuque in shootout.

Home sweet home for Gamblers over Muskies.

Stampede fall short against Tri-City.

Storm loses at Sioux City.

Hawks upend Saints.


Today is the start of National Secondhand Wardrobe Week.


U.S. National Under-17 Team Defeats Germany, 5-1,
at 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament
Darcy Scores Two Goals for Team USA
PIESTANY, Slovakia - Cameron Darcy (South Boston, Mass.) scored 
two goals as the U.S. National Under-17 Team defeated Germany, 
5-1, here today at the Piestany Ice Arena in its second game of the 
2011 Vlad Dzurilla Tournament. Eleven U.S. players recorded a point 
in the win, which improved Team USA's tournament record to 2-0-0-0 

"The team skated hard for the entire game," said Danton Cole, head
 coach of the U.S. National Under-17 Team. "Hopefully we will continue
 our strong play and have our best game of the tournament tomorrow."

Andrew Copp (Ann Arbor, Mich.) scored the lone goal of the opening 
frame to give Team USA the lead less than three minutes into the game. 
Riley Barber (Livonia, Mich.) and Brendan Silk (Wakefield, Mass.) 
assisted on the tally.

Germany tied the game 29 seconds into the second stanza before 
the U.S. answered with three consecutive goals. Ryan Hartman 
(West Dundee, Ill.) notched a goal at 3:34 to put Team USA back on 
top, 2-1. Frankie Vatrano (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Darcy each
 notched power-play goals to give the U.S. a 4-1 advantage after two 

Darcy added a score at 8:10 in the final frame to close out the scoring. 
U.S. goalie Jared Rutledge(Chicago, Ill.) made 10 saves in the third
 period and 20 total stops in the victory.

Team USA next faces Slovakia tomorrow (Feb. 13) at 9:30 a.m. EST 
in its final game of the tournament.

NOTES: The U.S. finished 2-for-7 on the power play, while Germany went 
0-for-5 with the man advantage ... Cameron Darcy has three goals 
in two tournament games ... Henrik Samuelssonrecorded two assists in 
each of the two touranment games ... USA Hockey's coverage of the 2011 
Vlad Dzurilla Tournament can be found at 
and on USA Hockey's National Team Development Program 
Facebook page. For live scoring updates, follow 
@USAHockeyScores and#NTDPU17 on Twitter. Live stats for each 
game can be found here ... The U.S. National Under-18 Team is also 
competing internationally this week, at the 
2011 Five Nations Tournament in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, 
from Feb. 9-13 ... The U.S. National Under-17 and Under-18 Teams 
train with The Hockey IntelliGym, a revolutionary new software 
program released on October 1, 2010 that trains hockey sense. 
To learn more, visit
Scoring By Period
USA1 -3 -1 -5
GER0 -1 -0 -1

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Copp (Barber, Silk), 2:43. 

Penalties: USA, Hartman (tripping), 4:27; USA, Shore (hooking), 
11:00; GER, Uvira (kneeing), 15:43.
Second Period - Scoring: 2, Fischbuch (Daxlberger, Ackermann), 0:29;
 3, USA, Hartman (Jones), 3:34; 4, USA, Vatrano (Di Pauli, Trouba), 5:26, 
(pp); 5, USA, Darcy (Samuelsson, Carrick), 9:26, (pp). Penalties: 
GER, Rinke (tripping), 4:44; GER, Kronthaler (delay-of-game), 5:17; 
GER, Bench (too-many-men), 7:42; USA, Di Pauli (boarding), 
10:29; USA, Mermis (cross-checking), 14:58; GER, Uvira (tripping), 16:53.
Third Period - Scoring: 6, USA, Darcy (Samuelsson, Jones), 8:10. 
Penalties: GER, Rinke (kneeing), 11:07; GER, Haase (slashing), 
13:11; USA, Vatrano (inteference), 17:07; USA, Barber (tripping), 18:25.

Shots by Period
Goaltenders (SH/SV)123Total
USA, Rutledge, 60:00
GER, Deske, 60:0014/1314/119/837/32

Power Play: USA 2-7; GER 0-6
USA 6-12; GER 7-14

Team USA 2011 Vlad DzurillaTournament ScheduleFeb. 11-13 •
 Piestany Ice Arena • Piestany, Slovakia
DateOpponentTime (EST)/Result
Fri., Feb. 11SwitzerlandW, 5-1
Sat., Feb. 12GermanyW, 5-1
Sun., Feb. 13Slovakia9:30 a.m.


Today's the start of PTA Take Your Family to School Week.


Mullin: Changing the game - The Ratio..

Matthews made the most of his time with Argos.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website,


Today (on a Sunday?) is Employee Legal Awareness Day.


Dat a big airpane Mommy!


Today is Get a Different Name Day.


Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley's "Don't/I Beg of You" became number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It was his last number one before being inducted into the U.S. Army.

1959 - In Friedberg, Elvis Presley was the cause of a traffic jam when he stopped to sign autographs.

1961 - Elvis Presley's album "His Hand in Mine" hit #13 in the U.S. It was Elvis's first wholly religious album.


This is Grammy Awards Day.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles released "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" in the U.S.

1993 - Paul McCartney appeared on "Saturday Night Live." He performed "Get Out of My Way," "Biker Like an Icon" and "Hey Jude."


This is Madly In Love With Me Day.


Today in Sports History:

1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.

1923 - "The Renaissance," the first black pro basketball team, was organized.

1937 - The NFL's Boston Redskins moved to Washington.

1953 - The Philadelphia Athletics changed the name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium. The change was in honor of their longtime owner and manager.

1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1,000th career point in the NHL.

1977 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving played in his first NBA All-Star Game. He was voted MVP with 30-points and 12-rebounds.

1982 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored five goals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

1983 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game.

1983 - The World Boxing Council became the first to cut matches from 15 to 12 rounds.

1990 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored his 500th career goal in the NHL.

2002 - Bill Simpson filed a defamation suit against NASCAR for blaming a seat belt made by Simpson Performance Products for the death of Dale Earnhardt a year before. Simpson said that all he wanted was an apology, but when NASCAR refused he filed the suit.

2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.


Today is Man Day.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 10:30am EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 12:15pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

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

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'


That's all for today. See you again tomorrow.                                                                                                                 

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