Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Sunday

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


Today is February 20th, the 51st day of 2011. There are 314 days left in the year.





Hall's hat trick in third leads Oilers past Thrashers.

Ottawa slips past Toronto in shootout.

Montoya, Moulson lead Isles past Kings.

Devils beat 'Canes, move closer to playoff spot.

Panthers beat Lightning in shootout.

Blues rout Ducks.

Coyotes beat Preds for seventh straight win.

Canucks beat Stars.

Setoguchi tallies hat trick as Sharks beat reeling Avalanche.


This is Hockey Day in America.


Green Bay's burst shuts down Lancers.

Close call for Saints.

Team USA outlasts Lumberjacks.

Ice freezes Black Hawks.

Record number of saves, but still a loss for Storm.

Hawks captain an All-Star.

Schmit goals helps Stars past Fargo.

Stampede gets last second win.

Phantoms beat Steel, earn first USHL shutout.

Three Jacks named All Stars.

Black Hawks nipped by Gamblers in OT.

Fighting Saints reclaim Western lead.

Bucs surrender seven goals in loss.

Stampede rally again.

Jacks knock off Youngstown.


U.S. President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act on this date in 1792, thereby creating the U.S. Post Office.


Mullin: Changing the game - Decision time.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


How do you like my climbing skills Jerry?

Jimmy's ready for Hockey Day in America.


On this date in 1815, the USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart fought the British ships Cyane and Levant. The Constitution captures both, but lost the Levant after encountering a British squadron. The Constitution and the Cyane returned to New York safely on May 15, 1815. The Cyane was purchased and became the USS Cyane.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley began another Jamboree Attractions tour. This show was billed as a "WSM Grand Ole Opry."

1964 - Vernon Presley wrote to Joe Esposito reprimanding him for sloppy bookkeeping and warning him of the consequences.

1967 - Elvis Presley bought a red chestnut gelding and a palomino mare.

1969 - Elvis Presley bought a microfilm reader from Eastman Kodak. He subsequently had more than 4,000 personal items microfilmed.

1973 - Variety reported that Elvis Presley had been offered $500,000 for six London concerts at the Earl's Court Stadium. The Colonel turned down the offer.

1977 - In Charlotte, North Carolina, Elvis Presley invited Terry Alden, Ginger's sister, on stage to play a short selection of classical music on the piano.

2005 - Broadway previews began for the musical "All Shook Up."


On this date in 1839, the U.S. Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.


Today in Beatles History:

1969 - The X-rated film "Candy" premiered. It was Ringo Starr's first non-musical role in a film.

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" was released in the U.S.


The first territorial legislature of Hawaii convened on this date in 1901.


Today in Sports History:

1887 - The first minor league baseball association was organized in Pittsburgh.

1929 - The Boston Red Sox announced that they would begin playing games on Sunday.

1930 - Clint Benedict (Montreal Maroons) became the first goalie to wear a mask in the NHL. Benedict wore the mask temporarily during an injury.

1943 - Phil Wrigley and Branch Rickey chartered the All-American Girls Softball League.

1952 - Emmett L. Ashford became the first black umpire in organized baseball. He was authorized to be a substitute in the Southwestern International League.

1958 - Racing jockey Eddie Arcaro got win number 4,000, as he rode the winner at Santa Anita race track in Southern California.

1971 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) became the quickest NHL player to reach 50 goals in a season.

1974 - Gordie Howe came out of retirement to play for the Houston Aeros with his two sons.

1993 - The New York Islanders retired Billy Smith's #31.

1993 - The Florida Marlins opened their first spring training camp.

1997 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) signed a contract worth $22.9 million over 2 years.

2000 - Garth Brooks began training with the New York Mets.

2002 - ESPN and the Liberty Bowl signed a contract that extended through 2008.

2004 - Defenseman Sergei Zubov (Dallas Stars) posted his 600th point.


"Big Week" began on this date in 1944 as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers during World War II.


 You couldn’t blame Clint Bowyer if he’s getting tired of being beaten -- barely -- by his teammates.
With a shove from Landon Cassill, Tony Stewart surged past Bowyer, his teammate for a day at Kevin Harvick Inc., to win Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300, Stewart’s fourth consecutive victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
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John Glenn made space history on this date in 1962, when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'


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'


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

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