Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Wednesday



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

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Today is February 9th, the 40th day of 2011. There are 325 days left in the year.

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Devils edge Hurricanes in OT.

Leafs beat Isles, spoil Koskinen's debut.

Jackets beat injury-depleted Pens.

Surging Sharks blank Caps.

Stafford's trick leads Sharks past Caps.

Blues end road skid with win at Florida.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Carole King is 69; actor Joe Pesci (My Cousin Vinny) is 68; author Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple) is 67; actress Mia Farrow is 66; actress Judith Light (Who's The Boss, Law & Order Special Victims Unit) is 62; actor/game show star Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort, Hollywood Squares) is 56.

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Indiana Ice Weekly.

Force make four deadline moves.

Youngstown Phantoms recap and preview #19.

New rink a community jackpot.

Black Hawks Weekly.

RoughRiders go red for heart health.

Jacks home for three straight.

Stampede Weekly.

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It's National Bagels and Lox Day.

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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 after twice defeating Bemidji State University last weekend. The Badgers, who boast a 26-2-2 record, accumulated 184 points and 13 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the sixth week in a row.

Cornell University sits at No. 2 with 177 points and six first-place votes after earning a victory over St. Lawrence University and tying Clarkson University, while Boston University remains in the No. 3 spot with 137 points after posting a 1-1-0 record against the University of New Hampshire last week. The University of Minnesota (134) advances one place to No. 4 following a weekend sweep of St. Cloud State University, while Mercyhurst College (124) rounds out the top five with two victories over Wayne State University.

This week features two top-10 match-ups, with No. 3 Boston University and No. 7 Boston College facing off in the 33rd annual Beanpot tournament tonight (Feb. 8), and No. 1 University of Wisconsin hosting No. 8 University of North Dakota in a weekend series.

NOTES: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked programs, while Hockey East boasts three, ECAC Hockey has two ranked teams and College Hockey America has one ... A total of 13 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 - #18
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School Last Week's Ranking 2010-11 Record Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Wisconsin, 184 (13) 1 26-2-2 18
2 Cornell University, 177 (6) 2 23-1-1 18
3 Boston University, 137 3 22-3-3 18
4 University of Minnesota, 134 5 20-7-2 17
5 Mercyhurst College, 124 4 24-5-0 18
6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 92 6 16-7-3 18
7 Boston College, 79 7 18-5-4 18
8 University of North Dakota, 61 8 17-8-3 18
9 Providence College, 20 9 17-11-1 8
10 Harvard University, 17 10 13-8-2 6

Others receiving votes: Quinnipiac University, 10; Dartmouth College, 7; Northeastern University, 3.

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Lindsay Lohan will be charged today (Wednesday) with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store.

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Flyin' Hawaiian extends with Argos.

Rider veteran O'Day hangs up his cleats.

Renovated BC Place stadium to re-open in September.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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President Barack Obama finally has kicked the habit. His wife Michelle confirmed it on Tuesday. She told reporters that it's been almost a year since he last lit up.

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Jimmy headquarters on the couch.

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been soliciting the Internet for suggestions on how to clean up the city and its image. One follower of his on Twitter suggested that Detroit erect a giant statue of Robocop. Bing thanked the tweeter but said that idea wouldn't be used.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was added. The star was one of the original 1,558 to be placed.

1967 - Elvis Presley bought the Circle G ranch in Walla, Mississippi.

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American Idol is back tonight. It's the last night for the audition episodes as the judges head to San Francisco.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut. They performed All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

1972 - Wings made their concert debut at Nottingham University in England.

1993 - Paul McCartney released a solo album, "Off The Ground."

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Matthew Perry is back on TV tonight in Mr. Sunshine (ABC). It's a comedy about a self-involved manager of a sports arena.

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Today in Sports History:

1895 - In Massachusetts, W.G. Morgan invented volleyball.

1895 - The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.

1900 - Dwight F. Davis put up a new tennis trophy to go to the winner in matches against England. The trophy was a silver cup that weighed 36 pounds.

1924 - Frank Nighbor received the first NHL Hart Trophy. The award, that judges the most valuable player to his team, was the first individual award in the NHL.

1932 - America entered the 2-man bobsled competition for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games held at Lake Placid, NY.

1960 - A verbal agreement was reached between representatives of the American and National Football Leagues. Both agreed not to tamper with player contracts.

1989 - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns) ended an NBA free throw streak of 57 games.

1992 - Mike Gartner tied an NHL record when he reached the 30-goal mark for the 13th straight season. Only Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito had accomplished the feat.

1993 - Fourteen people were arrested when violence erupted at the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl victory parade.

1997 - Scotty Bowman became the first NHL coach to win 1,000 games.

2005 - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that a deal between the league and the players' association would have to be in place before the end of the week to save the season.

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A Pablo Picasso painting sold Tuesday auction for $40.7 million. (I guess Oprah needed a splash of color in the downstairs maid's bathroom.)

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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'

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

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