Tuesday, March 27, 2012

it's Tuesday

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


Today is March 27th, the 87th day of 2012. There are 279 days left in the year.


Art Ross Trophy race: Malkin still in front.

Watch thousands pray for Canucks’ Daniel Sedin at Rogers Arena.

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


Today's Birthdays: Director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) is 49; Actress Pauley Perrette (Abbey on NCIS) is 43; Singer Mariah Carey is 42; Singer Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) is 37.


Philadelphia, PA. -- Steven Stamkos scored his way into the franchise record books Monday night.

Stamkos’ league-best 53rd goal set the Tampa Bay Lightning single-season record, and Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves to win for the third consecutive time and give the Bolts a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Read the rest here.


Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Celebrate Exchange Day, Education and Sharing Day, Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day and Viagra Day.


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 - #25
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Boston College, 510 (34)
2University of Minnesota, 463
3Union College, 452
4Ferris State University, 402
5University of North Dakota, 350
6University of Minnesota Duluth, 340
7University of Michigan, 321
8Cornell University, 215
9UMass Lowell, 205
10University of Denver, 177
11Boston University, 170
12University of Maine, 157
13Miami University, 147
14Western Michigan University, 125
15United States Air Force Academy, 25
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 21.
NOTES: The NCAA Men's Frozen Four begins on April 5 in Tampa, Fla., with No. 1 Boston College squaring off against No. 2 University of Minnesota and No. 3 Union College facing No. 4 Ferris State University. The winners of the two semifinal match-ups will play on April 7 for the NCAA championship ... Boston College is the unanimous No. 1 selection for the fourth straight week and has been atop the polls for the past five weeks ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association lead all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has two ranked teams and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked program ... A total of 16 teams received votes ... The USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll will take a one-week hiatus before the last poll of the season is released on April 9 following the Frozen Four.
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.

NTDP Announces First Six Commitments for 2012-13 Season

Four Forwards and Two Defensemen Named to U.S. National Under-17 Team

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Forwards Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass.), Jared Fiegl (Parker, Colo.), Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) and Ryan MacInnis (St. Louis, Mo.), along with defensemen Ryan Bliss (Bedford, N.H.) and Jack Glover (Golden Valley, Minn.) have committed to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program for the 2012-13 season, it was announced today. The players, all from the 1996 birth year, will compete as members of the U.S. National Under-17 Team.

“We are pleased to welcome this talented group to the NTDP,” said Peter Ward, director of player personnel for the NTDP. “These players will provide a solid foundation for future signings and we will continue to find the top talent in the country as we fill out our roster.”

During the 2011-12 season, Eichel skated for the Boston Junior Bruins team of the Empire Junior Hockey League. He scored 39 goals and added 47 assists in 36 games. His 86 points were fourth most in the league.

Fiegl competed for the Colorado Rampage Midget Minor team of the Tier I Elite League and recorded 22 points (11-11), which was third most on the squad. He also chipped in with one power-play tally and one game-winning goal.

Larkin comes from the Belle Tire (Mich.) Midget Minor team of the Tier I Elite League, where he averaged a point a game, scoring 11 goals and collecting 11 assists in 22 games. Four of Larkin's 11 tallies were game-winning goals. His season was shortened due to injury.

MacInnis played for the St. Louis Blues Midget Minor team of the Tier I Elite League during the 2011-12 campaign. He ranked first on the team with 47 points (27-20) in 34 games. MacInnis finished tied for eighth overall in points within the league and tied for fourth in scoring with 27 goals.

Bliss skated for St. Paul's (N.H.) School of the New England Prep School League. He recorded one goal and added three assists in 21 games.

During the 2011-12 campaign, Glover played for Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) High School of the Minnesota State High School League and notched two goals and 16 assists in 27 games as the Red Knights claimed the 2012 MSHSL Class AA State Championship.

NOTES: Eichel, Fiegl, MacInnis, Bliss and Glover all competed for Team USA in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Jan. 13-22, 2012, in Innsbruck, Austria. Larkin was named to the team but did not compete due to injury ... The 2012-13 U.S. National Under-17 Team will play in the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the U.S. It will also compete in three international competitions, including the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge … The U.S. National Under-17 Team will be comprised of two goaltenders, 12 forwards and eight defensemen.


NEW ON DVD TODAY - Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season


A big thank you from big Doug Brown.

Odell Willis responds to criticism of Riders’ trade.

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


AWESOME VIDEO - "Frame of Mind" is pretty amazing.


Jimmy plants potatoes.


Angry Birds Space was downloaded over 10 million times in its first 3 days. Along with that milestone, the app has also climbed the charts to become the #1 grossing app on Apple's App Store. That title was previously held by Draw Something.


Today in Elvis History

1961 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii." Location shooting finished on April 17th. The filming was totally finished on May 23rd.

1962 - Elvis Presley recorded his single "Return To Sender."

1972 - Elvis Presley recorded "Burning Love." It would turn out to be his last major hit.


A woman was in court Monday on charges that she broke into Simon Cowell's house. [Obviously, she's mentally ill. Who else would want to spend an evening with Simon Cowell?]


Today in Beatles History:

1979 - "All You Need Is Cash" premiered on BBC-TV. The work was a parody of the Beatles' career (featuring the Rutles).

1979 - Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd, the ex-wife of George Harrison, were married.


Justin Bieber has grown up right -- and gotten richer -- right before our eyes. And now he seriously considering his very own multimillion-dollar mansion in Calabasas, California. The pop star has been looking at a $6 million dollar home.


Today in Sports History:

1917 - The Seattle Metropolitans, of the Pacific Coast League of Canada, defeated the Montreal Canadiens and became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.

1981 - U.S. President Reagan hosted a luncheon honoring the members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1989 - Sport Illustrated exposed Pete Rose's gambling activities. The magazine article alleged Rose bet on baseball from the Riverfront dugout using hand gestures with an associate.

1994 - Magic Johnson became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He coached the final 16 games of the 1993-4 season.

2007 - NFL owners voted 30-2 to make the video replay system a permanent officiating tool.


Today, March 27, is a big day for inventions. The shoelace was invented today in 1790. In 1860 M.L. Byrn patented the "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle," better known as the corkscrew. And Andrew Rankin received a patent for the urinal today in 1866.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 3:10pm EDT (Regular season opener)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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