On This Day January 14th.

Hap DayHap Day
January 14:  On this day in 1928, Clarence Day's perpetually cheery demeanor earned him the nickname "Happy," which was later shortened to "Hap." Day was born in Owen Sound, Ontario. Hap Day of the Leafs scored his first career hat trick and the first by any player in a Maple Leafs uniform helping Toronto to beat the visiting New York Rangers 6-1. Day played his final season with the New York Americans in 1937-38, then acted as a referee for two years while coaching in the Toronto area. Day was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.

Tom PedersonTom Pederson
January 14:  On this day in 1970, ex-Leaf Tom Pederson was born in Bloomington, Minnesota. Pederson was a former draft choice of the Minnesota North Stars and had NHL experience with the San Jose Sharks between 1992 and 1996. Just before the Leafs signed him as a free agent in December, 1996, Pederson had played 29 games for Seibu-Tetsudo Tokyo in Japan. As a Leaf, Pederson lasted 15 games and had a goal and two assists. Despite scouting around the world for talent, the Leafs missed the playoffs in 1996-97 with a record of 30-44-8.

January 14:  On this day in 1976 The Leafs began a team record streak of 130 straight games without being shutout. This time frame included the entire 1976-77 season. As of 2007, the NHL record for a non-shutout streak is 264 consecutive games set by the Calgary Flames between Nov/1981 and Jan/1985.

January 14:  On this day in 2010 Tyler Bozak scores his first NHL goal at the 08:44 mark of the second period with a nice move around the Flyers defenceman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and wristing a shot top shelf glove side on goalie Michael Leighton. Bozak's goal was assisted by Phil Kessel and Ian White. Bozak would add another assit for a two point night in a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Tyler Bozak's Goal.
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