Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is February 8th, the 39th day of 2011. There are 326 days left in the year.





Leafs hand struggling Thrashers another loss.

Rangers' skid hits five with loss at Detroit.

Oilers' Dubnyk notches first shutout.

Flames beat Hawks, move into eighth.

Bryzgalov shines again as Coyotes blank Avs.

Canucks beat Sens for sixth straight win.


Today's Birthdays: Composer John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park) is 79; TV journalist Ted Koppel is 71; actor Nick Nolte (48 Hours, Cape Fear) is 70; actress Mary Steenburgen (Back to the Future III, Parenthood) is 58; author John Grisham is 56; singer/musician Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 50; actor Seth Green (Old Dogs, Austin Powers, Without A Paddle) is 37.


John Moore makes NHL debut.

Storn acquires leading scorer from Steel.

Stars stop Stamps in OT.

Bleeding orange for Lancers.

Musketeers Weekly.

Saints: These are the 23 guys we'll win with.


It's National Potato Lover's Day.


Boston College Remains No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boston College remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll after defeating the University of Massachusetts last weekend. The Eagles, who boast a 19-6-0 record, collected 508 points and 32 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the second week in a row and the fifth time this season.

Yale University sits at No. 2 with 468 points and one first-place vote following wins over Harvard University and Dartmouth College, while the University of Minnesota Duluth advances one place to No. 3 with 424 points and one first-place vote after posting a 1-0-1 record against the University of Minnesota. The University of Denver (399) claims the No. 4 spot following a weekend split with Colorado College, while the idle University of North Dakota (389) rounds out the top five.

Western Michigan University makes its first poll appearance since the 2001-02 season at No. 15 after earning a victory and tie against Bowling Green State University.

This week features three top-15 match-ups, including No. 1 Boston College facing off against No. 14 Boston University tonight (Feb. 7) in the 59th annual Beanpot tournament. No. 6 University of New Hampshire and No. 11 Merrimack College face off in a home-and-home series, while No. 12 Miami University hosts No. 15 Western Michigan University for a weekend series.

NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East all boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey has three ... A total of 18 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’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 five 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
Men's College Hockey Poll - #18
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 15
1 Boston College, 508 (32) 1 19-6-0 18
2 Yale University, 468 (1) 2 19-4-0 18
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 424 (1) 4 18-5-4 18
4 University of Denver, 399 3 17-6-5 18
5 University of North Dakota, 389 5 19-8-2 18
6 University of New Hampshire, 356 6 17-5-4 18
7 University of Wisconsin, 263 7 19-8-3 13
8 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 255 8 18-6-4 10
9 Union College, 247 11 20-7-3 15
10 University of Notre Dame, 186 10 16-9-5 15
11 Merrimack College, 185 12 17-5-4 5
12 Miami University, 152 13 16-9-5 18
13 University of Michigan, 118 9 17-9-4 18
14 Boston University, 60 14 13-7-7 15
15 Western Michigan University, 40 NR 15-6-9 18

Others receiving votes: University of Nebraska Omaha, 18; Dartmouth College, 9; Rochester Institute of Technology, 3.


According to a new survey one-third of employers look at job candidates' social media profiles during recruiting. And seven percent say they've rejected candidates based on information discovered using social media, including LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter.


Touchdown Atlantic returning to Moncton.

Bauman signs with Edmonton.

CFL mourns the loss of Bobby Kuntz.

Als' coaching staff set for 2011 season.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


A survey by Glamour magazine found that 75% of women fantasized about their man dressing up as a fireman.


The Meissners, after Sunday's Lightning game.


Super Bowl 45 was the most watched show in television history with 111 million viewers tuning in for the Packers' win over the Steelers. The mark tops the 106.5 million viewers from last year's Super Bowl game.


Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The "Bossa Nova" sequence was shot for Elvis Presley's movie "Fun In Acapulco."

1964 - Elvis Presley's album "Fun In Acapulco" hit #9 in the U.K.

1968 - Evlis Presley was inducted into "Playboy" magazine's Hall of Fame.

1969 - The soundtrack "Elvis," from the NBC-TV special, hit #8 in the U.S.


According to TiVo, the commercial that was replayed most frequently in the 15-minute period after its debut was Snickers's "Logging," featuring Richard Lewis and Roseanne Barr.


Today in Beatles History:

1958 - The Quarrymen, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed at the Wilson Hall in Garston, England. Paul introduced John to George Harrison at the show.

1963 - The Beatles were refused entry into a ballroom in Carlisle, England, because they were wearing leather jackets.

1969 - George Harrison's tonsils were removed at London's University College Hospital. The tonsils were destroyed so they could not be sold.

1972 - The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded.

2004 - The Beatles were given a special award at the 46th annual Grammy Awards for their first visit to the U.S.

2010 - Ringo Starr's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled in front of Capitol Records.


192 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. (This total excludes packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges.)


Today in Sports History:

1896 - The Western Conference was formed by representatives of Midwestern universities. The group changed its name to the Big 10 Conference.

1936 - The first National Football League (NFL) draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles.

1950 - The Associated Press named Jim Thorpe and Baby Didrikson Zaharias the greatest male and female athletes of the first half of the 20th century.

1963 - Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football League franchise in Dallas, TX, moved the operation to Kansas City. The new team was named the Chiefs.

1984 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlains record of 12,681 goals. He scored 15,836 goals before retiring in 1989.

1991 - Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox that paid $5,380,250 per year.

1996 - Charles Barkley became the 22nd player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points.

1997 - Scotty Bowman won his 1,000th NHL game as a coach.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) became only the sixth player in NHL history to get 600 career goals and 600 career assists.

1998 - The first female ice hockey game in Olympic history was played. Finland beat Sweden 6-0.

2003 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburg Penguins) became the second fastest NHL player to reach 1,000 career assists.


Keith Olbermann is scheduled to announce his new job today. (The rumor is Conan O'Brien will be moving again.)


Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Junior Blades 6:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:30pm EST

Sunday --

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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