On This Day March 27th.

March 27: On this day in 1945, Brit Selby was born in Kingston, Ontario. As of 2008, Selby was the last Leaf recipient of the Calder trophy as rookie of the year in 1966. Selby played 70 games as a Leaf before being lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1967 Expansion Draft. He was later re-acquired by the Leafs. In all, he played 169 games in a Toronto uniform scoring 29 goals and adding 30 assists.

March 27: On this day in 1952, Toronto's Turk Broda became the first goaltender in NHL history to appear in 100 career playoff games when he faced the Red Wings in a 1-0 loss, in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals in Detroit. The Red Wings went on to win the series 4-0 and then the Stanley Cup. Broda would play in one more playoff game for a career total of 101, all with the Leafs.

March 27: On this day in 1956, the Maple Leafs finally ended a 10-game losing streak against the Detroit Red Wings in the playoffs. The Leafs and Wings were facing each other for the third consecutive year in the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals. Detroit won the last three straight in 1954, swept the Leafs in four in 1955 and then won the first 3 games in 1956. On this night the Leafs shutout the Wings 2-0, only to lose the series in five games, two nights later.

March 27: On this day in 1996, Larry Murphy became just the fourth defenseman in NHL history to record 1,000 points in a 6-2 win over the Canucks in Vancouver. Mats Sundin and Doug Gilmour assisted on the Leafs goal. As of 2007, Larry Murphy ranks 6th in all-time regular season games played with 1,615. He finished his NHL career with 1,216 points, exactly 100 of them with the Leafs. Murphy was the only NHL player to win four Stanley Cups during the 1990's. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

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