Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is March 20th, the 80th day of 2012. There are 286 days left in the year.

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Trotz hopes to have Radulov in lineup by Thursday.

Bryzgalov repeats as First Star of the Week.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is 73; Actor William Hurt (The Big Chill, The Village, Mr. Brooks) is 62; Actress Holly Hunter (Saving Grace, Raising Arizona, Broadcast News) is 54; Model/actress Kathy Ireland is 49.

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Tampa, FL -- Even with eight regulars out of the lineup, the Tampa Bay Lightning threw everything they had at Ryan Miller Monday night. It just wasn’t enough.

Bruno Gervais snapped a 12-game scoring drought and Dwayne Roloson made 20 saves in relief for the Lightning, which fell in a 7-3 defeat to the Buffalo Sabres at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Today is Alien Abduction Day, Bed-in For Peace Day, First Day of Spring, Great American Meat Out Day, Kiss Your Fiancee Day, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Ostara, Proposal Day, National Agriculture Day, Snowman Burning Day and Won't You Be My Neighbor Day.

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Boston College Unanimous 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 - #24
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 510 (34)
1
29-10-1
24
2University of Michigan, 439
3
24-12-4
20
3Union College, 410
6
24-7-7
22
4University of North Dakota, 404
12
25-12-3
12
5University of Minnesota Duluth, 365
2
24-9-6
24
6University of Minnesota, 334
4
26-13-1
23
7Miami University, 296
8
24-14-2
8
8Ferris State University, 255
7
23-11-5
19
9University of Denver, 241
9
25-13-4
23
10Boston University, 216
5
23-14-1
21
11University of Maine, 186
T10
23-13-3
9
12Western Michigan University, 167
14
21-13-6
18
13UMass Lowell, 115
T10
23-12-1
12
14Cornell University, 87
13
18-8-7
14
15Michigan State University, 30
NR
19-15-4
8
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 10; Merrimack College, 8; United States Air Force Academy, 7.
NOTES: The NCAA tournament begins this weekend with seven top-15 match-ups in the NCAA regional semifinals on Friday (March 23) and Saturday (March 24). The regional finals will be played on Saturday and Sunday (March 25) with the winners advancing to the NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., April 5-7 ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association have four ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked programs ... A total of 18 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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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Carnage (Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly); The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Daniel Craig); Hop;The Muppets (Amy Adams, Jason Segel); The Sitter (Jonah Hill); Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Gary Oldman, Colin Firth); Kojak: Season Three; Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete Third Season; That '70s Show: Season One

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Lions give Marsh a clean bill of health.

Stampeders induct six onto Wall of Fame.

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

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Starbucks is closing in on 30 million 'Likes' on Facebook. A distant second on the list is McDonald's with 18.1 million Likes. Third is Subway (11.6 million), then Taco Bell (8.4 million), and Pizza Hut (7 million).

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Hello there everyone. I'm Jimmy.

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG - Spring began this (Tuesday) morning at (1:14 AM EDT).

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley began his first post-Army recording. In Nashville, he recorded "A Mess of Blues."

1964 - The principal photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Roustabout" began.

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Do The Clam" hit #19 in the U.K.

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Just days after canceling The Rosie Show, Oprah Winfrey laid off 30 people at OWN network as part of a major restructuring at the channel.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles appeared on ITV's live "Ready Steady Go!" show.

1965 - The Beatles single "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" hit #39 in the U.S.

1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.

1972 - Ringo Starr released "Back Off, Boogaloo."

1995 - "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released.

2003 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would be playing his first concert in Russia on May 24, 2003. The show was planned as an open-air gig in Moscow's Red Square.

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In Indonesia an 8-year-old boy is going to undergo therapy to try to kick his more-than-a-pack-a-day nicotine addiction. [He took up smoking to try to look more mature, like a 10-year-old.]

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - The first intercollegiate basketball game that used five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10.

1911 - The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City.

1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT.

1918 - The Toronto Arenas beat the Vancouver Millionaires to become the first NHL team to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1948 - The University of Michigan beat Dartmouth to win the first NCAA men's hockey championship.

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain became the first center in NBA history to lead the league with assists. He ended the season with 702 for an average of 8.6.

1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2.

1981 - NFL owners adopted a disaster plan for re-stocking a team should a club be involved in a fatal accident.

1989 - It was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation.

1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.

1992 - Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300mph barrier. He averaged 301.7mph in a qualifying run at the National Hot Rod Association's Gatornationals.

2004 - Wade Belak (Toronto Maple Leafs) slashed Ossi Vaananen (Colorado Avalanche) in the face. Belak was later suspended by the NHL for 8 games for attempt to injure.

2005 - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) became the youngest, at age 20 years and 80 days, NBA player to score 50 points in a game (56). The Cavaliers lost the game to the Toronto Raptors 105-98. The 56-point performance by James was a franchise record.

2005 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to remove fines a possible discipline for positive testing of steroids. This left suspensions as the only punishment.

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Teens are texting more than ever. A new report (Pew Internet & American Life Project) revealed that the amount of texts sent and receive each day among teenagers has jumped in the past few years. Teens on average are sending and receiving 60 texts each day, up from 50 in 2009.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Club Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at Streets of St. Petersburg - 12:30pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway -- 2:30pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway 12:30pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park 2:00pm EDT

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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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