On This Day December 20th.

December 20: On this day in 1909, Charlie Conacher was born in Toronto, Ontario. The "Big Bomber" may have been the greatest Leaf right-winger of all time. During the 1930's, he led the NHL in goal scoring five times. He won the league scoring championship in 1933-34, despite missing 6 games which was a healthy 12.5% of the schedule back then, and then repeated the next season. He was one of only two Maple Leafs in team history to lead the NHL in scoring on two separate occasions. Conacher formed part of one of the best Leaf forward lines of all time. Along with Busher Jackson and Joe Primeau, the "Kid" line led the Leafs to Stanley Cup victory in 1932. Charlie Conacher was the first Leaf to score 200 career goals. On January 19, 1932, he became the first Leaf to score five goals in one game as the Leafs clobbered the New York Americans 11-3. On February 6, 1932, he scored a goal just 0:07 into a game that the Leafs won 6-0 over Boston. It remains the fastest game -winning goal in NHL history. Charlie Conacher died of cancer at the age of 58 in 1967.

December 20: On this day in 1950, Toronto's Turk Broda became the first NHL goalie to win 300 games. The Leafs defeated the Canadiens 6-1 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Broda went on to win 2 more to end his career with 302 victories, all with the Leafs. He remains by far the Leafs all-time winningest goalie, 82 ahead of 2nd place Johnny Bower.

December 20: On this day in 1989, the Leafs and the New York Islanders engaged in a five player swap that saw the Leafs acquire Gilles Thibaudeau and Mike Stevens in exchange for Jack Capuano, Paul Gagne and Derek Laxdal. As Leafs, Thibaudeau and Stevens combined to play 42 games. The new Islander trio lasted a combined 25 games in New York.

December 20: On this day in 2010, Leafs long standing defenseman Tomas Kaberle got his 500th NHL point at the 14:22 mark of the second period against the Atlanta Thrashers, it was an assist on John Mitchel's goal to make the game 2 to 1. Unfortunately it was a 6-3 loss for the Leafs.

December 20: On this day in 2010, Jonas Gustavsson was beaten five times on 18 shots against the Atlanta Thrashers and had to be pulled in favour of rookie James Reimer making this Reimer's first official NHL game. The game ended 6-3 Atlanta.

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