On This Day April 19th.

April 19: On this day in 1947, After assisting on defenseman Vic Lynn’s goal at 5:39 of the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece, Toronto Maple Leafs center Ted “Teeder” Kennedy scored the Cup-winner at 14:39 of the third period. Ted became the youngest player in NHL history to score a Stanley Cup winning goal as the Leafs defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in Game 6 in Toronto. In the 40 year history of the NHL, it was the first time that the Leafs and the Canadiens met in the Finals. Kennedy was 21 years old at the time. It was the Leafs 3rd of five Cup victories during the 1940's.

April 19: On this day in 1951, the Leafs won Game 4 of the Finals against Montreal and for the fourth consecutive game, the contest was settled in overtime. Left-winger and future Hall-of-Famer Harry Watson scored the winner at 5:15 of the fourth period to give the Leafs a 3-2 victory and a commanding 3-1 lead in the series for the privlege of hoisting the '51 Cup.

April 19: On this day in 1962, The Leafs and the Black Hawks faced each other in pivotal Game 5 of the Finals with the series tied at 2 games apiece. The Leafs came out firing as they hammereed Chicago 8-4. Bob Pulford scored a hat trick for Toronto while Frank Mahovlich added 2 goals and 2 assists. The 8 goal outburst was the 2nd most in Leaf playoff history. The Leafs won the Cup three nights later.

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