On This Day April 7th.

April 7: On this day in 1936, the Leafs were hammered by the Detroit Red Wings 9-4 in Game 2 of the Finals. It marked the first time in NHL history that a team scored as many as 9 goals in a playoff game. The Wings defeated the Leafs in 4 games to capture their first ever Stanley Cup.

April 7: On this day in 1962, the Maple Leafs eliminated the New York Rangers with a convincing 7-1 win in Game 6 of their Semi-Final series enroute to the Finals against Chicago and their first Stanley Cup victory in 11 years.

April 7: On this day in 1992, Ace Bailey passes away. The Toronto Maple Leafs planned to honour both Ace Bailey and the late Bill Barilko in a pre-game ceremony on April 1, 1992 to officially retire both sweater numbers. But a players' strike shut down the league for ten days beginning on March 30. Bailey suffered a stroke on April 1 and died at the age of 89 on April 7, 1992. He never got to see his sweater raised to the rafters. 

April 7: On this day in 1999, Leafs center Yanic Perreault had a career night as he scored all 4 goals in a 4-2 victory over visiting Ottawa.

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