On This Day February 28th.

February 28: On this day in 1994, Wendel Clark recorded his 6th career hat trick as a Leaf in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. In the next Leaf game on March 4, Clark scored the winning goal in overtime to complete his second consecutive game hat trick as the Leafs defeated the Red Wings 6-5. Clark remains only the 5th Leaf in team history to record a hat trick in back-to-back games.

February 28: On this day in 1996, the Leafs made their final visit to Winnipeg to play the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets prevailed 4-3. For the beginning of the 1996-97 season the franchise moved to Phoenix to become the Coyotes. It was mostly due to the team's first 17 seasons in the NHL in Winnipeg that the Leafs, as at the end of the 2006-2007 season, have an an all-time losing record against the Coyotes/Jets of W-33, L-42, T-8, OL-0. The Leafs and the Jets/Coyotes have never met in the playoffs.

February 28: On this day in 1998, the Leafs ceremoniously lifted to the rafters the banners of two great and honoured ex-Leaf captains, Charlie Conacher (#9) and George Armstrong (#10). The jersey numbers 9 and 10 are also honoured in memory of Ted Kennedy and Syl Apps. The Leafs then went out and blanked the Canadiens 4-0.
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