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Past articles by Mike:

Three questions facing Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 32 teams from Aug. 8-Sept. 8. Today, three important questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. → Read More

Oilers expect assist from raucous fans in Game 3 of Western Final

Bob Nicholson and Ken Holland were driving in from Edmonton International Airport on Friday when they saw a symbol that brightened their collective mood. → Read More

Scheifele expected back with Jets next season, GM says

Mark Scheifele is expected to remain with the Winnipeg Jets next season, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Tuesday. → Read More

McDavid, MacKinnon 'greatest players of their era,' Holland says

Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon headline the star-studded matchup in the upcoming Western Conference Final between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche. → Read More

Flames eliminated by Oilers in Game 5 that Coffey says is 'just nuts'

Darryl Sutter was the voice of reason in a sea of disappointment. The coach had just seen his Calgary Flames' season come to an end in a wacky 5-4 overtime loss against the rival Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Second Round on Thursday. → Read More

Maple Leafs know job isn't done after Game 5 win in Eastern First Round

Auston Matthews has strived for a moment in the Stanley Cup Playoffs like this. So, for that matter, have the Toronto Maple Leafs. → Read More

Maple Leafs facing 'best-of-3' after loss to Lightning in Game 4

Sheldon Keefe said the Toronto Maple Leafs accomplished their mission by getting a split in Games 3 and 4 against the host Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference First Round.The coach's terse answers brought with them a more pessimistic vibe, however. So did his team's performance on the ice, a 7-3 loss in Game 4 at Amalie Arena on Sunday. → Read More

Kampf's contributions have been key for Maple Leafs against Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Kampf had scored what turned out to be the winning goal in a 5-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Friday. After the game, Kampf was informed that the Maple Leafs are 13-0 in games in which he'd scored this season, including Game 1 on Monday. → Read More

Campbell delivers 'game-saving save' for Maple Leafs in Game 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs thought their 3-2 lead was going to evaporate the moment Steven Stamkos unleashed his one-timer. They had seen the Tampa Bay Lightning captain score countless goals like that from the left face-off circle over the years, and this one appeared to be no different. → Read More

3 Keys: Maple Leafs at Lightning, Game 3 of Eastern First Round

(2A) Maple Leafs at (3A) Lightning7:30 p.m. ET; TBS, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSUNBest-of-7 series tied 1-1 → Read More

Lightning not in 'uncharted waters' entering Game 2 against Maple Leafs

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost a combined 13 playoff games during their back-to-back Stanley Cup championship runs in 2020 and 2021. Of those 13, their largest margin of defeat was three goals, which happened only twice. → Read More

Matthews, Marner shake postseason slumps in Game 1 win for Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner combined for one goal last season in the Toronto Maple Leafs' seven-game elimination against the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup First Round. → Read More

3 Keys: Lightning at Maple Leafs, Game 1 of Eastern First Round

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning are very familiar with each other entering Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. → Read More

Tavares healthy, ready for another chance at Stanley Cup with Maple Leafs

When John Tavares steps on the ice at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs center said he won't be haunted by the frightening incident he was involved in the last time he participated in a Stanley Cup Playoff game. → Read More

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Lightning first-round preview

The first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs features 16 teams in eight best-of-7 series, which start Monday.Today, NHL.com previews the Eastern Conference First Round between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning. → Read More

Maple Leafs will win Stanley Cup thanks to Matthews, Giordano

To erase history, the Toronto Maple Leafs will make history. → Read More

Maple Leafs aim to end playoff struggles in 'new season'

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs were all smiles when they gathered for the official 2021-22 team photo on the Scotiabank Arena ice Wednesday. → Read More

Ovechkin vs. Matthews debated by Gretzky, others

Alex Ovechkin is third in NHL history with 776 goals, 25 behind Gordie Howe and 118 fewer than Wayne Gretzky. → Read More

Power debut has Sabres excited about future

Owen Power was being swarmed. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman had just played his first NHL game, a 5-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, and was in Section 117 at Scotiabank Arena where about 100 friends and family were there to greet him. → Read More

Matthews scores 55th, 56th goals, sets Maple Leafs record against Stars

Auston Matthews set a Toronto Maple Leafs record when he scored his 55th goal of the season against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Thursday. → Read More