NHL Wins and Sins: Auston Matthews and William Nylander, Teddy Bear Tosses, Seattle expansion, more – CBSSports.com

It’s time for our weekly installment highlighting what’s right and what’s wrong with the NHL during every week throughout the season. For all the things there are to love about the NHL and its product, there’s also plenty to hate and plenty to criticize. 

With that in mind, let’s hash it out together … right here … every single Wednesday. 

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What’s right: The return of Auston Matthews & William Nylander Pete Blackburn photo illustration

While it’s usually unthinkable to wish good things upon the Maple Leafs if you live outside of Toronto, I have to admit that I’m looking at the return of Matthews & Nylander as a positive this week. Matthews is an insanely fun player to watch and he started this season on a hellish pace, so it was rather disappointing to see him go down with a shoulder injury in October.

Luckily for the Leafs, he was able to pick right back up where he left off — tearing up the league as only one of the best players in the world can. In Matthews’ first game back (last Wednesday against the Sharks) he scored twice and tallied an assist. There may be nobody in the league who scores better sounding goals than Matthews, and we got some sweet ping in his return.

Matthews also scored twice (and added an assist) in the Leafs’ contest Tuesday against the Sabres, including a filthy snipe to beat Buffalo in the dying seconds of overtime.

Matthews has scored played three games since returning a week ago and has five goals and seven points in that span. He’s got 15 goals in

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