On This Day May 8th.

May 8: On this day in 1940, former Leaf Eddie Joyal was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Joyal became a Leaf after a huge trade with Detroit in the summer of 1965. The following season, his only as a Leaf, Joyal played 14 games. In the summer of 1967, he was claimed by Los Angeles in the Expansion Draft and became an original member of the Kings. Joyal scored 128 goals in the NHL, but none as a Leaf.

May 8: On this day in 1994, the Leafs knotted their Conference Semi-Final series against the San Jose Sharks in convincing fashion by a final score of 8-3. Leading the way for the Leafs was Doug Gilmour with a goal and 4 assists. Gilmour also tied a team record by recording 3 points in one period (2nd). Leaf defenseman Dmitri Mironov scored two power-play goals in one period to tie a Leaf team record.

May 8: On this day in 2000, the Leafs were facing elimination in Game 6 of the Conference Semi-Finals against the New Jersey Devils. N.J. goalie Martin Brodeur faced an NHL record low of just 6 Leaf shots on goal during the game, including just 1 in the third period en route to a 3-0 shutout and a series victory of 4 games to 2.

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