Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's Tuesday













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

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Today is February 7th, the 38th day of 2012. There are 328 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Crosby skates with teammates, status unchanged.

Nolan to make announcement on future of career.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor James Spader (The Office, Boston Legal, Sex, Lies & Videotape) is 52; Country superstar Garth Brooks is 50; Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard is 50; Actor Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men, That '70s Show) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are on home ice tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.

Read the preview right here.

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Today is the start of Have a Heart For a Chained Dog Week (Linky Link) and Risk Awareness Week.

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U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team Posts 1-0-0-2 Record in
Exhibition Series Against Canada

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team completed a three-game exhibition series against Canada this past weekend at the United Communities Credit Union Complex in Amherstburg, Ont. Team USA posted a 1-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record in the three-game series.

"I liked what I saw out of our team this weekend" said Mike MacMillan, head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team. "We worked and competed hard against a good opponent. I'm confident this will prove to be a beneficial weekend for our team moving forward."

The U.S. won its first game against Canada, 3-2, on Thursday (Feb. 2) afternoon. Mason Newbold (Lockport, N.Y.), Jeremy Lyon (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Josh Wirt (Saltsburg, Pa.) had goals for Team USA in the victory. The U.S. dropped a 2-0 decision on Friday (Feb. 3) and Danny McDevitt (Abington, Pa.) scored the lone goal for Team USA in a 3-1 loss on Saturday night to conclude the series.

NOTES: Alexi Salamone, a current member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, and former U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member, Kip St. Germaine, served as assistant coaches.

Team USA 2012 National Development Sled Hockey Team Exhibition Schedule
United Communities Credit Union Complex | Amherstburg, Ont.

Date Opponent Results
Thur., Feb. 2 Canada W, 3-2
Fri., Feb. 3 Canada L, 0-2
Sat., Feb. 4 Canada L, 1-3


University of Minnesota Remains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #18
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 474 (16)
1
19-9-1
17
2Boston University, 472 (9)
3
16-8-1
15
3University of Minnesota Duluth, 458 (8)
2
18-6-4
18
4Boston College, 350
5
16-10-1
18
5Ferris State University, 347 (1)
7
18-8-4
13
6University of Michigan, 343
8
17-9-4
14
7UMass Lowell, 317
9
18-7-0
6
8Merrimack College, 315
4
15-6-5
17
9University of Notre Dame, 220
6
16-11-3
18
10Colorado College, 202
11
15-9-2
18
11Union College, 170
12
16-6-7
16
12University of Maine, 138
15
16-8-3
3
13Cornell University, 67
14
11-6-6
8
14University of Denver, 66
13
15-9-4
17
15University of North Dakota, 45
NR
15-10-2
6
Others receiving votes: Ohio State University, 42; Michigan State University, 33; Western Michigan University, 14; Northern Michigan University, 6; United States Air Force Academy, 1.
NOTES: The Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association led all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association had three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey had two ranked programs ... A total of 20 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th 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.

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Today is African American Coaches Day, Ballet Day, Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day and Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor's Day.

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Young CFLers get credit they deserve.

Rashad Jeanty returns to Green and Gold.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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ON DVD TODAY - Anonymous (Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave); A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris); Project Nim; Fireflies in the Garden (Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts); Downton Abbey: Season 2.

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Jimmy and Daddy at last April's Relay for Life in Oldsmar, Florida.

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Super Bowl 46 was watched by 111.3 million Americans, putting it ahead of last year's record-breaking broadcast.

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Today in Elvis History

1959 - Elvis Presley attended a Holiday on Ice show in Frankfurt, Germany.

1988 - The TV mini-series "Elvis and Me" (based on Priscilla Presley's book) began on ABC-TV.

2006 - The Elvis Presley collection "Southern Nights" was released in the U.S. It contained 25 tracks.

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Depending on the specific model, your car loses 1-2% fuel efficiency for every 100 pounds of extra weight in the car. That's a surprising amount that can really add up. Experts say cleaning out the junk in your trunk, the back seat, etc., can save you $35 or more a year in fuel costs.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.

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In Savannah a man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a gun show. [Forget the criminal background check, how about an IQ test?]

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Today in Sports History:

1882 - The last bareknuckle fight for the heavyweight boxing championship took place in Mississippi City.

1949 - Joe DiMaggio signed a contract with the New York Yankees that was worth $100,000. It was the first six-figure contract in major league baseball.

1958 - The Dodgers officially became the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc.

1965 - Cassius Clay began using the name Mohammed Ali.

1975 - The New Orleans Jazz ended a 28 game road losing streak.

1976 - Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs) set a National Hockey League (NHL) record when he scored 10 points in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored six goals and four assists.

1976 - Dave Reece (Boston Bruins) played his last game in the NHL.

1985 - "Sports Illustrated" released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the largest regular edition in the magazine’s history at 218 pages.

1988 - Mike Tyson and Robin Givens were married.

1989 - The 40th NHL All-Star Game was played.

1992 - Mike Tyson testified at his rape trial in Indianapolis.

1994 - Michael Jordan signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox to play baseball.

1995 - Joe Mullen (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the first American-born player to score 1,000 points in the NHL. Mullen ended his career with 1,063 career points.

1995 - U.S. President Clinton invited the two sides of the major league baseball strike to the White House in an effort to reach an agreement. The two sides did not resolve the issue that day.

1997 - Jim Kelly (Buffalo Bills) announced his retirement from the NFL. He was the only quarterback to date to guide the same team to four losing Super Bowls.

1998 - The Dallas Stars retired Neal Broten's #7.

2002 - The one-hour television show entitled "NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration" aired.

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Thirty minutes. Thanks to the fine folks at Healthy Living we learn that sex should last AT LEAST 30 minutes for the woman to be satisfied. That includes everything, guys -- cuddling, seduction, foreplay.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 10:30am EST

EJHL South -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 1:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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