Chris Johnston
Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Matthews makes history in what has been an unforgettable Maple Leafs season
Chris Johnston
Auston Matthews is now the Maple Leafs rookie goal-scoring leader, an accomplishment that won't soon be forgotten in what has become an unforgettable season in Toronto thanks to No. 34 and fellow rookies Mitch Marner and William Nylander.
Andersen the latest Leaf shrouded in injury uncertainty
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Maple Leafs goalie Andersen skates, Sparks recalled
Chris Johnston
Frederik Andersen took the ice for a 25-minute warmup session on Monday that was monitored closely by Toronto Maple Leafs trainers.
Possible Frederik Andersen injury a very troubling turn for Maple Leafs
Chris Johnston
This can’t be labelled a disaster, not yet. But as we await the word of the severity of the injury to goalie Frederik Andersen, it's hard not to draw up doomsday scenarios for the Maple Leafs that don't involve a longer-term injury to him.
Kadri starting to dream of playoffs as Leafs continue stretch run
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Ryan O'Reilly weighs in on Sidney Crosby spear: 'It happens'
Chris Johnston
After getting speared in a delicate place by Sidney Crosby earlier this week, Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan O’Reilly harbours no ill feelings.
Leafs rounding into form as expectations continue to rise
Chris Johnston
Something has clicked into place here and the overwhelming sentiment radiating from the Leafs dressing room is that they’re riding more than just a hot streak right now.
Komarov embracing more responsibility in Maple Leafs' playoff push
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Matthews, Werenski at centre of impressive NHL turnarounds
Chris Johnston
Only three years removed from playing together at the U.S. national development program, it wasn’t too long ago they were dreaming of a moment like this one.