On This Day April 28th.

April 28: On this day in 1919, Leaf defenseman Wally Stanowski nicknamed “the Whirling Dervish” was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stanowski was an integral parts of the Leafs defensive corps in the 1940's when he won 4 Cups with Toronto, including the 1948 team that Conn Smythe called, "the best Toronto team I ever had." Towards the end of his career and in the minors, Stanowski's career ended tragically when he shattered his leg after falling and hitting the boards so hard, his leg when right through. ........Quick Bio

April 28: On this day in 1994, Leaf goaltender Felix Potvin tied an NHL record by recording his third shutout in one playoff series. Amazingly, all three shutouts were by scores of 1-0. The Leaf victories came against Chicago in the Conference Quarter-Finals and the Leafs won the series in 6 games.

April 28: On this day in 2001, Leafs Mats Sundin and Steve Thomas both tied the Leafs team record by recording 3 points in one period of a playoff game They each had 2 goals and an assist in the third period of Game 2 of the Conference Semi-Finals against New Jersey but the Devils ended up prevailing in overtime 6-5. The NHL record for points in one period by an individual is 4 and is shared by a few players including Rocket Richard, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Ironically, future Leaf Alex Mogilny tied the NHL record for New Jersey in the second period of the same game and as of 2007, he has been the last one to record 4 points in one playoff game period.

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