On This Day February 8th.

Ed ChadwickEd Chadwick
February 8: On this day in 1956, goalie Ed Chadwick played his first NHL game for the Maple Leafs against the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens. Chadwick had been brought up from the minors a couple of days earlier by the Leafs to replace the injured Harry Lumley and made the most of his opportunity. The Leafs tied the Habs 1-1. Chadwick played in goal for the next four games and recorded two shutout wins and two other 1-1 ties to remain unbeaten. His success in '56 led to him securing the Leaf full-time goaltending job for the next two seasons when he played every game of the regular season schedules. Unfortunately, Chadwick never had the experience of playing in a playoff game during his five seasons in Toronto.

Ed ChadwickMats Sundin
February 8: On this day in 2003, Mats Sundin scored 2 goals in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. This feat gave Mats 8 consecutive season with at least 25 goals. In all Mats scored 25 goals or more in 16 of his 19 years as an NHL player starting with the Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. His highest goal total came in the 92-93 season with 47 while with the Quebec Nordiques.

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