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Missouri's Bowers likely to miss another game

Missouri's Bowers likely to miss another game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Laurence Bowers will likely miss his fourth consecutive game for No. 22 Missouri when the Tigers play at home Tuesday against South Carolina.

Bowers has been rehabbing a sprained right knee he injured Jan. 5 against Alabama. Missouri (13-4, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) has lost two of three since then, including 15- and 31-point losses on the road.

The 6-foot-8, 227-pound senior leads the Tigers in scoring with 16.8 points per game and ranks second with 6.9 rebounds.

Keion Bell is also unlikely to play Tuesday after spraining an ankle in the team's 83-52 loss Saturday at then-No. 10 Florida. Earnest Ross will be a game-time decision after injuring his back last Wednesday against Georgia.

Coach Frank Haith made the announcements Monday at the team's weekly news conference.

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Ovechkin-to-Wilson in Game 7 results in the prettiest goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ovechkin-to-Wilson in Game 7 results in the prettiest goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Capital One Arena was absolutely rocking on Wednesday night after the most beautiful goal of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

During the first period of the Capitals' Game 7 matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Ovechkin continued to rent space in Dougie Hamilton's head, faking him with the most beautiful toe drag ever seen, skated around three more defensemen and passed to Tom Wilson for a one-timer in front of the net.

It was hands down, the goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Ovechkin is skating out there like his 20-year-old self and that assist to Wilson was a top 5 highlight reel goal.

The Caps went up 2-0 over the 'Canes after Ovi's beautiful assist to Wilson.

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Andre Burakovsky makes a claim for 'Mr. Game 7' moniker with sizzling first-period goal

Andre Burakovsky makes a claim for 'Mr. Game 7' moniker with sizzling first-period goal

Entering Game 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes, Andre Burakovsky had not recorded a playoff point in the series.

But Burakovsky silenced his critics and made his claim early on as a big game performer with the first goal of the game, beating Petr Mrazek glove side.

Burakovsky's goal isn't his first Game 7 tally. In last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs, Burakovsky scored two goals in Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning to propel the Caps to the Stanley Cup Final.

Justin Williams and Carl Hagelin have held the Mr. Game 7 moniker, but maybe it should be Burakovsky's title.

After all, a third of Burakovsky's nine playoff goals have taken place in Game 7.

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