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NBA FINALS

Raptors' VanVleet cleared for Game 5 of NBA Finals after taking nasty elbow

Fred VanVleet will begrudgingly use a mouthguard the next time he steps on the floor in the NBA Finals. For how long? The scrappy Raptors guard isn't making any promises.

Sporting a brace, Oilers captain Connor McDavid mum on recovery from knee injury

Connor McDavid didn't want to answer questions about his knee. The brace hugging his left leg and an accompanying limp said enough.

Leafs' Dubas hopeful that Marner deal will be done ahead of July 1

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas says he's optimistic the team and pending restricted free agent Mitch Marner will be able to come to an agreement on a new contract before July 1.

Dallas Eakins rediscovers groove behind bench after mistakes with Oilers

Since being fired by Edmonton after 113 games, Dallas Eakins has found more of the success that got him to the NHL. And while the Anaheim head-coaching job remains vacant, Eakins insists he's solely focused on trying to help its AHL affiliate lift the Calder Cup.

Guelph fights back from OHL series deficit to advance to Memorial Cup

Isaac Ratcliffe scored twice and added two assists in a five-goal second period as the Guelph Storm defeated the visiting Ottawa 67's 8-3 on Sunday to win the Ontario Hockey League final in six games.

Canadiens prospect Nick Suzuki starring in memorable OHL playoff run

Acquired in January's blockbuster trade with the Owen Sound Attack, Suzuki leads all of major junior hockey with 35 points in the post-season, at times willing his team to victory.

Kadri's future, Marner's contract top of mind as Leafs reflect on early playoff exit

Kadri's future with the Leafs was one of a number of talking points as players went through exit meetings and spoke with the media for a final time following the team's seven-game defeat to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.
GAME 7

History repeats itself as Leafs eliminated by Bruins yet again

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out of the playoffs after a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first-round series.

Leafs centre John Tavares plans to 'leave it all on the line' in Game 7

Toronto will take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final Tuesday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7 p.m. ET), and John Tavares knows how he performs will likely go a long way in determining if the franchise moves beyond the first round of the playoffs.
GAME 6

Bruins impose will on Leafs to force series back to Boston

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarter-final at three games apiece.

'We can still fix it,' Babcock says of team's poor execution as Leafs head to Boston

A couple crucial mistakes largely pinned on a lack of attention to detail cost Toronto dearly in its failed bid to grab a 3-1 stranglehold on a series that now shifts back to Boston for Friday's Game 5.
GAME 4

Pastrnak leads way as Bruins beat Leafs to even series 2-2

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins survived a late Toronto surge to beat the Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday to even their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final at two games apiece.

Leafs, Bruins know 'door is open' after 1st-round purge of favourites

Members of the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs reflected on the Tampa Bay Lightning being swept by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mitch Marner's defence earning praise from Leafs teammates

If the team that "wants it" more usually wins a playoff series, then Toronto's Mitch Marner was Exhibit A in the Leafs' 3-2 win in Game 3.
GAME 3

Leafs move past Kadri suspension, beat Bruins to grab 2-1 series lead

Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final.