On This Day April 8th.

April 8: On this day in 1951, Leaf goaltender Turk Broda and teammates shutout and eliminated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of their Semi-Final series 6-0. It was Broda's 13th and final playoff shutout with the Leafs and in his career. As of 2008, Broda ranks first in all-time playoff shutouts with the Leafs, well ahead of Curtis Joseph in 2nd place with 8.

April 8: On this day in 1971, a brawl broke out between the Leafs and the Rangers in Game 2 of their Quarter-Finals series at Madison Square Garden in New York. During the melee, Ranger Vic Hadfield threw Leafs goalie Bernie Parent's mask into the crowd. It was not returned. Backup goalie Jacques Plante had to take over in net. The Leafs won the game, but lost the series in 6 games.

April 8: On this day in 2000, the Toronto Maple Leafs reached the 100-point mark for the first time in team history with a 4-2 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in the final game of the schedule. The 100 point plateau was good enough for 7th place overall in the NHL. The first team ever to reach 100 points in a season was the 1950-51 Detroit Red Wings.

Go To Top