On This Day March 7th.

March 7: On this night in 1943,Kennedy makes his NHL debut, On March 3, 1943 Kennedy signed a professional contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, late in the 1942–43 season. Toronto received permission from Kennedy's mother to take him out of school so he could accompany them on a road trip. He played in two of the final the three games of the regular season, but did not continue with them into the playoffs. Making his NHL debut March 7, 1943 against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Gardens, he was put on the Leafs' third line on rightwing, instead of his customary centre position, on a line with Bud Poile and Gaye Stewart. He was told by coach Hap Day to simply "stay with your check and keep him from scoring." Kennedy's line scored three goals and he picked up one assist in a 5–5 tie.[40] He then picked another assist in the next game in Boston. Kennedy had impressed the Leaf coaches, but his rights were still "officially" owned by the Montreal Canadiens.

March 7: On this day in 1970, Doug Acomb played his first NHL game as a forward with the Maple Leafs. The Leafs were crushed by the Minnesota North Stars 8-3. Four nights later, he played his second and last NHL game. Acomb had one assist in two games with Toronto.

March 7: On this day in 1976, the Leafs set a team record that has since been tied once, but never beaten. In their last ever game against the California Golden Seals, the Leafs scored 7 times, but the Seals matched their output with 7 of their own. In net for the Leafs was Wayne Thomas and Gilles Meloche was in front of the cage for the Seals. The 7-7 score is the highest tie score in Leaf team history. The next season, the Seals moved to Cleveland to become the Cleveland Barons.
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