On This Day April 20th.

April 20: On this day in 1999, William "Flash" Hollett passed away at the age of 87. Hollett made his NHL debut on defense with the Leafs in December of 1933. He played five games and was then loaned to the Ottawa Senators in January of 1934 for the remainder of their season. He came back to play with the Leafs the next season and until 1936 when he was traded to Boston where he won two Stanley Cups. Hollett became the first defenseman in NHL history to score 20 goals in one season, 1944-45 as a member of the Red Wings.

April 20: On this day in 2004, the Leafs eliminated the Ottawa Senators from the playoffs for the 4th time in 5 years. This time the Conference Quarter-Final series went 7 games with the Leafs coming out on top 4-1 in the deciding game. Joe Nieuwendyk scored twice in the first period and Ed Belfour made 36 saves to lead Toronto. As of 2008, the Senators have yet to defeat the Maple leafs in the playoffs since re-entering the NHL in 1992.

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