On This Day January 17th.

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January 17:  On this day in 1921, Hall-of-Famer Babe Dye began a 10 game scoring streak for the Toronto St. Pats and by doing so, set a team record that was tied by John Anderson of the Leafs in 1985, but never surpassed. The NHL record as at the end of the 2007-08 season for the longest consecutive goal-scoring streak is 16 games set by Punch Broadbent of the Ottawa Senators in 1921-22.

January 17:  On this day in 1928, Hap Day becomes first Leaf to score three goals in one game during 6-1 home triumph over New York.

January 17:  On this day in 1929, goaltender Jacques Plante was born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec. Plante played 106 games
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in three seasons between
1970 and 1973 for the Leafs after establishing his Hall-of-Fame career in Montreal where he won the Hart trophy once, the Vezina trophy six times and six Stanley Cups. With the Leafs, Plante had a record of 48-38-15 during the regular season, but no playoff victories. Plante's best season with the Leafs was his first in 1970-71 when he earned 4 shutouts and posted a league's best G.A.A. of 1.88. Plante was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978. He died of stomach cancer in 1986 at the age of 57.

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