On This Day March 30th.

March 30: On this day in 1918, the Toronto Arenas bounced back from an 8-1 defeat in Game 4 of the Finals against the Vancouver Millionaires to win Game 5 by a score of 2-1 and become the first NHL winners of the Stanley Cup. Toronto's Corbett Denneny scored the Cup-winning goal.

March 30: On this day in 1944, the Montreal Canadiens handed the Maple Leafs one of the worst playoff defeats ever. In Game 5 of the Semi-Finals, the Habs eliminated the Leafs 11-0. It continues to rank as the largest shutout margin in NHL playoff history. In the third period, the Canadiens set a record which still stands as of 2008 for most goals scored by one team in one period of a playoff game when they fired seven unanswered goals past Toronto goalie Paul Bibeault.

March 30: On this day in 1983, Toronto's captain Rick Vaive scored his 50th goal of the season for the second straight year, in a 4-2 Maple Leafs' win over goalie Gilles Gilbert and the Detroit Red Wings. Vaive was one of seven NHL players to hit the 50-goal mark in 1982-83. He finished with 51.

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