On This Day December 9th.

December 9: On this day in 1953, the Habs came to Toronto for a game that turned into a mini-war. Referee Frank Udvari called a total of 206 minutes in penalties to both teams. At the time, it was an NHL record. The Canadiens received 8 misconducts, 2 majors and 8 minor penalties for a total of 106 minutes. The Leafs were almost as bad with 7 misconducts, 2 majors and 9 minors for 98 total minutes. The final score in the game (goals that is) was 3-0 Toronto. 

December 9: On this day in 1935, future Leafs defenseman Noel Price was born in Brockville, Ontario. Price's NHL career began with the Leafs when he played in one game during the 1957-58 season. He dressed for 28 more Leafs games the following season but was held pointless. He was traded to the Rangers before the next season and later got his name on the Cup as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

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