Smith-Pelly's seven goals in the postseason created hope among the Capitals that he would become a secondary scoring threat.

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Washington has lost two games in a row, but perhaps the first indication of how things will be different under new Coach Todd Reirden is that he devoted one practice to working with a skills coach.

Matthews has never looked better on the ice – he scored 10 goals in the Toronto Maple Leafs' first six games – and following a few fashion shoots he's now building his brand away from the rink, too.

“I’ve got to change something because obviously it’s not good to be out and not helping your team,” said Wilson, who will have an appeal hearing with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday.

In a matchup of Stanley Cup favorites, Toronto controls third period and pulls out a 4-2 win.

Wilson is serving a 20-game suspension for an illegal check to the head.

Kuznetsov has seven points in his first four games. “I think he’s up there with the top five players in the league, and I don’t know, he just doesn’t get the recognition for some reason,” forward T.J. Oshie said.

This edition of the mailbag addresses whether Wilson will adapt his game after his fourth suspension in a year and how the Capitals might replace him on the top line in the interim.

Backup netminder Pheonix Copley struggles in season debut, but blame for 6-0 loss extends beyond the crease.

Holtby waved the man out of the way before tossing a second puck to a young fan.

Defending champs still look the part in 5-2 win as Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Braden Holtby star.

'We want to win because we want two points,' Golden Knights Coach Gerard Gallant said. 'It has nothing to do with what happened last year in the playoffs.' Plus, notes on Tom Wilson's appeal hearing and T.J. Oshie's role in the Bud Light T-shirts.

Jaskin will make his season debut against the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday night.

Seattle is expected to be approved for a new franchise in December. That will give the NHL 32 teams, which means Quebec City's best bet is waiting for a team to relocate there.

Connolly continues to work out the kinks while playing alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

The defenseman participated in contact drills Sunday.

Eller found himself bloodied by the Boston star after celebrating his goal in Wednesday night's season opener.

The Capitals defenseman is "progressing" after missing the first two games of the season with a concussion.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will hear the appeal, but a date hasn't been set yet.

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