On This Day March 19th.

March 19: On this day in 1935, the St. Louis Eagles played their final game in the NHL, a 5-3 loss to the Leafs. Toronto spared no mercy against the Eagles that season, winning five times and tying once. The Leafs finished first in the 9 team NHL of 1934-35, but were defeated in the final round of the playoffs by the Montreal Maroons in 3 straight games.

March 19: On this day in 1980, Darryl Sittler became the first and only Leaf to ever score a goal while his team was two men short. The Leafs clobbered the Winnipeg Jets 9-1.

March 19: On this day in 1981, the Leafs tied a 61 year old team record by allowing 14 goals in one game in a 14 -4 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres set an NHL record that still stands alone as of 2008 by scoring 9 goals in one period. Leaf goaltender Bunny Larocque was in net for all 9 of Buffalo's 2nd period goals. To the end of the 2007-08 season, the Leafs have a miserable all-time regular season losing record of W-56, L-83, T-18, OL-3 against the Sabres. The two clubs have only met once in the playoffs during the 1999 Conference Final which the Sabres won in 5 games.

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