On This Day December 23rd.

December 23: On this day in 1986, the Leafs completed a string of five consecutive games that were decided in overtime. On December 13th, the Leafs defeated Pittsburgh 3-2 with Steve "Stumpy" Thomas scoring the winner. On the 17th, the Leafs went into O/T against New Jersey where they lost 3-2 on a goal by Doug Sulliman. The next evening, the Leafs were into overtime against the Minnesota North Stars who ended a 6-5 game on a winning goal by long time North Star hero, Neal Broten. On December 20th, the Leafs hosted the Buffalo Sabres and again Steve Thomas was the hero with an overtime goal that gave the Leafs a 5-4 victory. Finally, on December 23rd, the Leafs were up against the North Stars in overtime again. This time Leaf Rick Vaive potted the winner for a 4-3 O/T Leaf victory.

December 23: On this day in 1995, Doug Gilmour became the 44th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points in his NHL career. It was an assist on a goal scored by Mats Sundin. The Leafs defeated the Edmonton Oilers 6-1. By the time Gilmour's career was over, he had amassed 1,414 points, 452 as a Leaf.

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