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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), right wing T.J. Oshie (77), center Nicklas Backstrom (19), defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) celebrate Oshie's goal against the Boston Bruins during first-period NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals beat Bruins, draw Trotz's Islanders in next round

- The Washington Times

The Washington Capitals closed out the first week of meaningful games in the Toronto bubble by beating the Boston Bruins, earning themselves the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and setting up a first-round series with Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders.

Pucks and masks prevalent as 24 NHL teams open training camp

- Associated Press

Goalies weren't the only ones wearing masks as the NHL hit the ice, en masse, in the first full glimpse of hockey's return since the regular season was placed on pause March 12. Masked equipment managers patrolled the benches, clearing them of water bottles and towels following practices.months during the coronavirus pandemic.