DETROIT – Patrick Marleau scored the lone goal in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Evgeny Nabokov stopped a career-high 50 shots, and Joe Thornton and Dwight Helminen scored in regulation for the Sharks. It was Western Conference-leading San Jose's first win over Detroit this season after three losses.
Johan Franzen and Jason Williams scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 24 saves.
ANN ARBOR, MI – Behind a strong defensive effort, Michigan State held off Michigan, 50-45, Thursday at Crisler Arena. The Spartans, who improve to 16-8 overall and 7-6 in the Big Ten, held the Wolverines to a season-low 45 points and 28.8% shooting from the field. Allyssa DeHaan tied the NCAA Division I career blocks record in the win, tallying a block on Krista Phillips 13 seconds into the second half.
Governor Granholm has vowed she will veto any budget plans that cut money for schools, and asked the Legislature to expand Michigan's sales tax to stabilize funding for K-12 education. The governor presented her final budget proposal to lawmakers Thursday.
Governor Jennifer Granholm has begun briefing a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees on her budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. She was greeted with a standing ovation as she prepares to present the final budget plan of her administration.
East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.
This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.