On This Day May 9th.

May 9: On this day in 1963, Ken Strong was born in Toronto, Ontario. Strong came to the Leafs as the "future consideration" component of the trade of Darryl Sittler to Philadelphia. Strong played 15 games as a Leaf left-winger and had a pair of goals.

May 9: On this day in 2001, the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils eliminated the Maple Leafs from the playoffs for the second straight year. This time it took the Devils 7 games, including consecutive overtime wins earlier in the series to put away the Leafs in the 2nd round. The score in the final game on this night was 5-1. Patrick Elias had 2 goals for the Devils.

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