On This Day December 30th.

December 30: On this day in 1982, the Leafs Nation was shocked to hear of the passing of former Leaf goaltender, Bruce Gamble. Ten years earlier, Gamble had suffered a career ending heart attack during an NHL game between the Flyers and Canucks. In 1982, the fatal attack came after an old timers game. Gamble was only 44 years old. Gamble did not play in the playoffs during the Leafs Stanley Cup run in 1967, but did get his name on the Cup.

December 30: On this day in 1989, the Leafs closed off a dreadful decade with renewed hope when they completed the greatest comeback in team history. Down 6-1 to Boston with just over a minute to play in the 2nd period, Vincent Damphousse scored to bring the Leafs back to within four goals. In the third period, powered by a couple of goals from Ed Olczyk, and singles to Gary Leeman and Luke Richardson, the Leafs tied the game 6-6. Wendel Clark scored in overtime to top off the amazing evening and defeat the Bruins 7-6.

December 30: On this day in 1995, Mats Sundin set a Leafs' team record by scoring an overtime goal after just 0:06 seconds. The Leafs defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3.

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