Latest John Tavares News

Canada tops Finland, Sweden beats Latvia, Switzerland routs Denmark at men's hockey worlds

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Defending champion Canada had to recover from an early scare before rallying to beat Finland 5-3 for its fifth victory from five games at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Captain John Tavares set up the winning goal with his second assist with 8:28...

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Craig Berube as coach, hoping veteran can turn around longtime playoff woes

May. 17, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Craig Berube as their coach on Friday, bringing in someone with Stanley Cup-winning experience to try to help the storied franchise end the longest championship drought in the NHL. Berube coached the St. Louis Blues to the Cup in 2019....

Knies scores in overtime, Matthews-less Maple Leafs avoid elimination with 2-1 win over Bruins

Apr. 30, 2024 23:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto didn't have its biggest scoring threat on the ice for a must-win matchup with Boston. But the Maple Leafs did just enough to put the Bruins' latest playoff lead in jeopardy. Matthew Knies scored less than three minutes into overtime off a feed...

Matthews scores as Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-2 to tie their series at 1 game apiece

Apr. 22, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Max Domi held the puck inside the Toronto defensive zone, waiting for Auston Matthews to make his move. Like a quarterback spotting an open receiver, Domi sent the puck sailing over the neutral zone and hit Matthews in stride. In one motion, the NHL's goal-scoring...

Kucherov is 5th player in NHL to reach 100 assists as Lighting beat Matthews, Maple Leafs 6-4

Apr. 17, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Auston Matthews came up empty in his bid to become the ninth player in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season, but Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov became the fifth player to have a 100-assist season as the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night. ...

Panthers beat Maple Leafs 5-2, clinch Atlantic Division title

Apr. 17, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bennett and Sam Reinhart scored 10 seconds apart midway through the second period, and the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. With the victory and Boston's 3-1 loss to Ottawa, Florida clinched the Atlantic Division title....

Dylan Larkin scores power-play goal in OT to give Red Wings 5-4 win over Maple Leafs

Apr. 14, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a power play 41 seconds into overtime and the Detroit Red Wings overcame Auston Matthews' 69th goal of the season to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday night. Alex DeBrincat scored twice, David Perron had a goal and an assist, Simon...

Auston Matthews scores 67th and 68th goals of season in Maple Leafs' 6-5 loss to Devils

Apr. 11, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jesper Bratt broke a tie with 1:14 left with his second goal of the game and the New Jersey Devils beat Toronto 6-5 on Thursday night, overcoming Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews' NHL-leading 67th and 68th goals of the season. “A little sloppy at times,” Matthews...

Matthews scores 60th, Samsonov stops 34 shots in Maple Leafs' 3-0 victory over Sabres

Mar. 31, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 60th goal, Ilya Samsonov stopped 34 shots and Toronto beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday night in front of a distinctly raucous Maple Leafs-backed road crowd. Captain John Tavares scored the opening goal in his...

Flyers beat Maple Leafs 4-3; Philly captain Couturier is a healthy scratch for 1st time in career

Mar. 19, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Owen Tippett scored 19 seconds into the game and added an assist, and Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Tuesday night without Flyers captain Sean Couturier, who was a healthy scratch for the first time in his 13-year...