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NJIT routs Division III Lyndon State 98-42

NJIT routs Division III Lyndon State 98-42

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Woods and Ky Howard scored 16 points apiece to lead New Jersey Institute of Technology to a 98-42 rout of Division III Lyndon State on Tuesday.

Mitch Farrell had 13 points, Nigel Sydnor added 12, and Daquan Holiday finished with 11 for the Highlanders, who have won three straight games and improved to 4-0 at home this season.

Holiday added 10 rebounds as NJIT won the rebounding battle 53-20. The Highlanders have outrebounded their opponent in each of the last five games.

NJIT (4-2) led 44-21 at the break and stretched its lead to 50 in the second half behind a 72.7 percent (24 of 33) shooting performance during the period.

The Highlanders held Lyndon State to 7-of-27 shooting in the second half.

NJIT forced 20 turnovers, on the strength of 12 steals, and scored 30 points off those errors.

Jason Gray led Lyndon State (0-1) with 12.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

Andre Burakovsky will be sidelined for the remainder of Washington's first-round series vs. Columbus, but he isn’t necessarily out for the remainder of the playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz said on Friday.

Burakovsky suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in the Capitals' Game 2 overtime loss and has not been on the ice since.

Trotz said the 23-year-old top-six winger needs “minor” surgery.

That procedure, however, will not preclude Burakovsky from returning to the Caps’ lineup in subsequent rounds, should Washington advance.

“That's why I said minor surgery,” Trotz added, asked if Burky might return at a later date.

This latest surgery is the second for Burakovsky this season. In late October, he had a procedure to repair a broken left thumb and missed the next 20 games.

Since his departure in Game 2, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson have taken turns replacing Burakovsky on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.

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