Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Wednesday

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


Today is March 30th, the 89th day of 2011. There are 276 days left in the year.





Leafs keep playoff hopes alive by beating Sabres.

Flyers cool off Pens.

Hurricanes edge Capitals in shootout.

Jackets top slumping Panthers in shootout.

Bruins blank weary Hawks.

Habs end drought in win over Thrashers.

Lightning shut down Senators.

Wild ends slide by beating Blues in shootout.

Canucks clinch West with win over Preds.

Brown's pair leads Kings to win over Oilers.

Coyotes top Stars in shootout.


Today's birthdays: Actor John Astin (Gomez Addams on The Addams Family TV show) is 81; actor Warren Beatty is 74; rocker Eric Clapton is 66; comedian/actor Paul Reiser (Mad About You) is 54; rapper MC Hammer (real name Stanley Kirk Burrell) is 49; TV personality Piers Morgan (CNN, America's Got Talent) is 46; singer Celine Dion is 43.


Siemer, Schmaltz, Skoff named USHL players of the week.

Next stop for Tabisz is ECHL.

Q & A with Lancers goaltender John Keeney.

Off the ice: Luke Sandler.

Gamblers in good position for Anderson, Clark Cups.


Today is Doctor's Day.


2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team Roster
to Be Announced Wednesday on

Team USA to Compete in 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 22-player roster for the 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will be unveiled tomorrow (March 30) at 12 p.m. EDT exclusively on

The U.S. squad will compete at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's U18 Championship from April 14-24, in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany. Team USA will look to win its third consecutive gold medal after capturing the world title in 2010 in Minsk and Bobruisk, Belarus, and in 2009 in Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.

The U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team enters the tournament having captured a record seven consecutive medals, including back-to-back gold medals in 2005-06 and 2009-10, two silver medals (2004, 2007) and one bronze medal (2008).

Team USA will be led by head coach Ron Rolston, who is serving in the position for the fourth time. Currently in his seventh season as head coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Rolston guided the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team to two gold medals (2005, 2009) and one silver medal (2007) at the IIHF World Men's U18 Championship.

NOTES: Chadd Cassidy, Matt Curley, Joe Exter and Tim Taylor, all coaches with USA Hockey's NTDP, will serve as assistant coaches for Team USA ... Team USA’s five gold medals are the most of any country in IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship history since the inception of the tournament in 1999 ... The 2011 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team will play two pre-tournament games against Canada (April 9) and Finland (April 11) in Dresden, Germany ... The U.S. will be competing in Group A against Germany, Russia, Switzerland and Slovakia. Group B consists of Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Norway and Sweden ... All of Team USA's games, beginning with the first preliminary-round game against Switzerland (April 14), will be streamed live on ... More information about the 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship can be found here.

Team USA 2011 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship Schedule
April 14-24 • Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany

Date Opponent Location
Time (Local/EDT)

Sat., April 9 Canada (exhibition) Dresden 4:00 p.m./10:00 a.m.
Mon., April 11 Finland (exhibition) Dresden 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Thu., April 14 Switzerland Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Fri., April 15 Slovakia Crimmitschau 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sun., April 17 Russia Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Tue., April 19 Germany Crimmitschau 7:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.
Thu., April 21 Quarterfinals Crimmitschau TBD
Sat., April 23 Semifinals Crimmitschau TBD
Sun., April 24 Bronze-Medal Game Crimmitschau 2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game Crimmitschau 6:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.
*All tournament games (excluding exhibition) will be streamed live on


Authorities in Santa Cruz, California, are putting the police in the palm of your hand with a new iPhone app. The fine citizens of Santa Cruz will be able to submit crime tips right from their iPhones and have instant access to a load of crime-related features such as police scanners, crime maps, photos and video.



Riders release Chunky Adams.

Stephen: Stamps building on success.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


J-I-M-M-Y. Jimmy up there.


Money may not buy happiness, but beauty buys both money and happiness, according to a worldwide study. Researchers found that beautiful people are generally happier than uglies like me. And beauty delivers economic results, which leads to even more happiness.


Today in Elvis History:

1961 - In Hawaii, a resolution was passed "expressing gratitude and appreciation to Elvis Presley and Col. Tom Parker" for helping to raise funds for the USS Arizona.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Guitar Man" hit #19 in the U.K.

2004 - The album "Maximum Elvis" was released. It contained the songs "The King Of Western Bop", "A White Man Who Could Sing The Blues", "Let's Get Real, Real Gone For A Change", "The Snowman", "This Unspeakably Untallnted, Vulgar Young Entertainer", "At The Movies", "A Nice Lad When You Get To Know Him", "The Hippie Element", "Death" and "Resurrection?".


Hoping to encourage a couple of pandas to mate, authorities at a zoo in northern Thailand began showing Chuang Chuang and his partner, Lin Hui, videos of other pandas mating. The press called it "panda porn".


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.

1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

2007 - A man was arrested after trying to force his way into Paul McCartney's mansion in Sussex.


Shoe company Crocs said Tuesday that it has donated 100,000 pairs of shoes to Feed The Children and other organizations, which will work to distribute to those hardest hit by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami.


Today in Sports History:

1925 - The Victoria Cougars of the WCHL became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup.

1946 - Maurice "The Rocket" Richard scored his first of three overtime goal in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1980 - George Gervin (San Antonio) became the fifth NBA player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles.

1993 - The Ottawa Senators lost their 37th consecutive road game to tie the NHL record that had been set in 1975.

1997 - Golfer John Daly checked into the Betty Ford Clinic after a drinking binge a few days earlier.

2002 - The Dallas Stars lost 3-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. The game ended the Stars' streak of 50 straight wins when leading after 2 periods.

2004 - NFL owners approved a modified version of the instant replay system for five years. They added a third coaches' challenge if the first two were successful.


Tonight on American Idol: After last week's Judges' Save, the Top 11 finalists perform the songs of Elton John.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT


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

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