On This Day January 3rd.

Mike Walton
January 3: On this day in 1945, Mike Walton was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. "Shaky" played 257 regular season games with the Leafs between 1965 and 1971 in which time he collected 191 points. He contributed 4 goals and 3 assists during the Leafs' Cup run in the 1967 playoffs. Walton shares the rare oddity with two other NHL'ers of being awarded a penalty shot in two consecutive games on two consecutive nights. On March 9, 1968 Walton scored. On March 10, 1968 he was unsuccessful.

Harry "Apple Cheeks" Lumley
January 3: On this day in 1954, the Leafs and the Red Wings skated to a 0-0 tie. The shutouts were earned by Hall-of-Fame goalies Harry Lumley for Toronto and Terry Sawchuk for Detroit. By the end of the season, Lumley had recorded a league high 13 shutouts, edging out Sawchuk who had 12. Lumley also won the Vezina trophy as a Leaf for the 1953-54 season. As of 2007, Lumley's 13 shutouts in one season remains a Leaf team record.

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