Chris Johnston
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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.
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Settling old scores in past for Maple Leafs' John Tavares, Islanders
Chris Johnston
The stingy Islanders have found a formula the Maple Leafs are still searching for. That’s why the significance of Wednesday’s game for Toronto has nothing to do with settling old scores for Tavares.
Maple Leafs couldn't afford to wait for Hutchinson's play to improve
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With Marner hurt, Leafs lose 'heartbeat' ahead of difficult stretch
Chris Johnston
The Toronto Maple Leafs could have used Mitch Marner to complete the comeback.
Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner awaiting MRI results, timeline remains unclear
Chris Johnston
All Mike Babcock could say before Sunday’s visit to United Center is that Mitch Marner had an MRI on his injured right ankle. The results were still pending two hours before the Maple Leafs' meeting with the Blackhawks.
Auston Matthews on pace to become Maple Leafs' next 50-goal scorer
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Maple Leafs' power-play woes nearly cost them win vs. Golden Knights
Chris Johnston
A late power surge saved the Toronto Maple Leafs from a missed opportunity against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Maple Leafs earn breathing room in win over Kings after sloppy stretch
Chris Johnston
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.
Maple Leafs' Muzzin to face Kings for first time: 'A lot of good memories'
Chris Johnston
Beyond Headlines: Jets, Byfuglien have complicated negotiation ahead
Chris Johnston
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.