On This Day May 16th.

May 16: On this day in 1935, Floyd Smith was born in Perth, Ontario. Smith became a Leaf in 1968 when the Leafs traded Frank Mahovlich to the Red Wings. He played 131 games as a Leaf through the 1969-70 season, scoring 25 goals and assisting on 34 more. Floyd Smith later became head coach of the Leafs for most of the 1979-80 season.

May 16: On this day in 1994, the Leafs took a 1-0 lead in games of the Conference Finals against the Vancouver Canucks. The game winning goal was scored by Peter Zezel at 16.55 of the first overtime period to give Toronto a 3-2 victory. The Canucks would then bounce back to win the next 4 straight games to take the series 4-1 and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals against the New York Rangers. As of 2008, the 1994 series was the only time the Canucks and the Leafs have met in the playoffs.

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