On This Day May 14th.

May 14: On this day in 1959, ex-Leaf captain Rick Vaive was born in Ottawa, Ontario. On January 6, 1982, Vaive succeeded Darryl Sittler and at 22 years old, he became the youngest captain in Maple Leaf history. In 1982, Vaive became the Leafs first 50-goal-scorer and continued on to be the only player in Leafs team history to record three 50-goal seasons. In all, Vaive played 7 and one half seasons as a Leaf, and averaged better than a point per game with 537 points in 534 games. After missing a practice during the mid 1985-86 season, Vaive was stripped of his captaincy by Leaf management. The Leafs played without a team captain after Vaive for 3 seasons between 1986 and 1989. 

May 14: On this day in 2002, in the 7th and deciding game of the Conference Semi-Finals against the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs tied a team record in the 2nd period when they allowed Ottawa only one shot on goal. The Leafs went on to win the game 3-0 to advance to the Conference Finals against Carolina.

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