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.
Maple Leafs earn breathing room in win over Kings after sloppy stretch
Patience is wearing thin around a Maple Leafs team that has lost two excuses for its early-season sloppiness. Which is why there was some relief to be found in Tuesday’s win over the Kings, providing just a hint of breathing room in a tense building that had the atmosphere choked out of it.
Beyond Headlines: Jets, Byfuglien have complicated negotiation ahead
We're starting to understand why the Dustin Byfuglien situation is so “complicated,” Boston's star tandem offers a look at the NHL's future, and Stephen Strasburg's situation gives us some perspective on Jesse Puljujarvi. That and more in the latest look Beyond Headlines.