Checking news on the ice, Buffalo beat Los Angeles 3-2 in a shootout. The NY Islanders defeated Nashville 3-1. It was New Jersey over the NY Rangers 3-2. Carolina passed Colorado 2-1. Washington edged Columbus 4-3 in overtime. Florida passed Anaheim 3-2. Philadelphia blanked Ottawa 5-0. Tampa Bay won against Montreal 2-1 in a shootout. Winnipeg bested Detroit 3-2 in a shootout. Phoenix defeated St. Louis 3-2 in overtime and Calgary fell to San Jose 3-2 in overtime.
Sixth-ranked Stanford and fifth-ranked Baylor scored impressive victories to remain in the Bowl Championship Series title picture.
Stanford opened a 26-0 lead and knocked off second-ranked and previously undefeated Oregon 26-20, holding off a furious fourth quarter rally by the Ducks.
The fifth-ranked Baylor Bears erupted in the second half for a 41-12 victory over 12th-ranked Oklahoma. The 8-0 Bears beat a ranked team for the first time this season and improved to 5-0 in Big 12 play.
In basketball, the New York Knicks have lost center Tyson Chandler for between 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his right leg. The team says that tests showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not required. Chandler left in the first quarter of a 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.