On This Day May 2nd.

May 2: On this day in 1967, With the oldest lineup in Final history, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game Six to win the 1967 Stanley Cup. That was the Toronto Maple Leafs 13th Stanley Cup in franchise history. Jim Pappin scored the Cup winning goal and led all playoff scorers with 15 points in 12 games. Leaf Dave Keon captured the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP. The score in the last game, Game 6, against Montreal was 3-1 and included an empty net goal by Leaf captain George Armstrong. As of 2008, this was the last time the Leafs defeated the Canadiens in a playoff game. The Leafs’ roster included 42-year-old goalie Johnny Bower and 41-year-old defenseman Allan Stanley as well as seven others at least 30 years old. Toronto center Red Kelly played his 65th game in Final competition, setting a Stanley Cup record later tied by Montreal’s Henri Richard. Red Kelly of the Leafs won his 8th Stanley Cup, 4th as a Leaf to become the only player to have won that many without playing for the Montreal Canadiens. As of 2008, the Maple Leafs have yet to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals again.

May 2: On this day in 1999, Curtis Joseph recorded a 1-0 shutout in the final game of the opening round of the playoffs. Joseph was playing in his first playoff series as a member of the Leafs. Toronto eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers from further post-season play 4 games to 2.

May 2: On this day in 2004, the Leafs were whitewashed 7-2 in pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Not one of the seven Flyer goals came on a powerplay. The Flyers went on to win Game 6 and knock the Leafs out of Stanley Cup contention for the second straight year. Flyer captain, Keith Primeau completed a hat trick against Leaf goalie Trevor Kidd who had replaced Ed Belfour after Eddie had let in 6 goals before the game was half over. Leaf defenseman Bryan McCabe was a minus-5 for the day.

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