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.
Georgetown and Syracuse will meet in the Big East tournament for the 14th and final time today at Madison Square Garden. The Orange earned a berth in the semifinals of what will be their last Big East tourney before leaving for the ACC.
The other Big East semifinal will have fourth-ranked Louisville against No. 24 Notre Dame.