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Simmons sparks Nebraska-Omaha's 67-59 win

Simmons sparks Nebraska-Omaha's 67-59 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Justin Simmons scored 21 points and John Karhoff added 16 on Saturday and Nebraska-Omaha defeated UMKC 67-59.

Nebraska-Omaha (7-16, 4-6 Summit) trailed by 11 points at halftime, but outscored UMKC 37-18 in the second half.

Nebraska-Omaha was 13 of 26 from the field in the second half and converted 9 of 10 free-throw attempts. Meanwhile, UMKC (6-16, 3-6) hit made just 7 of 24 shots from the field after intermission.

C.J. Carters scored 11 points to help the Nebraska-Omaha cause.

UMKC had a 38-30 rebounding advantage and 19-5 edge in bench points, but couldn't convert those into a victory.

Thomas Staton and Brad Reid each scored 12 points for UMKC, and Reid added 13 rebounds.

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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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