On This Day May 12th.

May 12: On this day in 1922, defenceman Bob Goldham was born in Georgetown, Ontario. Goldham played his first NHL game with the Leafs in January of 1942. He played 19 games during the 1941-42 regular season but also 13 playoff games and was a key component in the Leafs miraculous come-from-behind Stanley Cup victory against the Red Wings. Goldham contributed 4 playoff points as the Leafs came back from a 3-0 deficit and won 4 straight games in the final to capture the Stanley Cup in 7 games. Goldham had an assist on the Cup-winning goal by Pete Langelle. He enlisted in the military for three years and later won 3 Stanley Cups as a Red Wing. As a Leaf, Bob Goldham played 79 games between 1942 and 1946. He passed away on November 6, 1991.

May 12: On this day in 1934, the Leafs traded Charlie Sands to the Boston Bruins for cash. Sands' NHL career began in Toronto in 1933 where he played 48 games over two seasons. As a Leaf, he recorded 8 goals and 11 assists. Charlie Sands got his name engraved on the Stanley Cup as a member of the 1939 Bruins.

May 12: On this day in 1994, Mike Gartner of the Leafs was the hero, scoring at 8:53 of overtime to give the Leafs a critical victory in Game 6 of their Conference Semi-Finals against San Jose. The Leafs went on to win the series in 7 games.

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