On This Day March 15th.

March 15: On this day in 1918, George "Punch" Imlach was born in Toronto, Ontario. Imlach was the Leafs head coach between 1958-59 and 1968-69 and won 365 games, more than any other Leaf bench boss in team history. He guided the Leafs to the Stanley Cup four times in the 1960's while also serving as General Manager. The hiring of Punch Imlach as G.M. a second time in 1979 is generally recognized as a mistake which led to the team's significant demise in the 1980's. Imlach however is still regarded as a winner with an all-time Leaf coaching record of 360-270-125.

March 15: On this day in 1932, Leaf goaltender, Lorne Chabot was assessed a 2 minute penalty early in the game. In those days, the goaltender had to go to the penalty box and serve his own penalty. Not only that, he wasn't allowed back on the ice until the entire two minutes had been served. Three different Leaf defencemen - King Clancy, Alex Levinsky and Red Horner ended up playing in goal for Chabot and they each allowed a goal during the penalty. The game was out of reach and the Bruins won 6-2.

March 15: On this day in 2004, Alexander Mogilny recorded his 1,000th NHL career point as a Leaf, an assist, in a 6-5 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

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