On This Day March 26th.

March 26: On this day in 1936, the Leafs played the second game of their two game, total-goals Quarter-Finals series against the Boston Bruins. After having lost the first game 3-0, the Leafs bounced back to defeat the Bruins 8-3 and take the series 8 goals to 6. Charlie Conacher led the Leafs with a hat trick. In the second period, the Leafs set an NHL record of 4 power-play goals in one period (record has since been tied). They also set a team record with six goals in one period of a playoff game.

March 26: On this day in 1955 the powerful Detroit Red Wings of the early-mid 1950's took a commanding 3-0 game lead in their Semi-Final playoff series against the Maple Leafs. The Wings completed the sweep a couple of nights later. The Wings and Leafs met in the Semi-Finals in three consecutive years between 1954 and 1956 with the Wings coming out on top each time and dominating by winning 12 games out of 14 played.   

March 26: On this day in 1963, Johnny Bower became the first goalie in NHL history to record an assist in a playoff game. In Game 1 of the Semi-Finals against Montreal, Bower drew an assist on a goal by teammate Bob Pulford. The Leafs won the game 3-2 and the series 4 games to 1.

March 26: On this day in 2002, the Leafs set a team record by scoring four goals in a span of just 1:25 in the 3rd period. It was the fastest four goals in team history. Tie Domi had a back-to-back pair in the scoring spree. The Leafs won the game 7-2. As at the end of the 2006-07 season, the Leafs have owned the Lightning with an all-time regular season winning record against them of W-35, L-11, T-2, OL-1 in 49 games. The Lightning joined the NHL for the 1992-93 season. As of 2008, Toronto and Tampa Bay have yet to meet in the playoffs.
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