On This Day November 14th.

November 14: On this day in 1936, King Clancy became the first NHL defenseman to score on a penalty shot. It was the first and only goal of the last season in his career. Clancy was only the second Leaf player ever to score on a penalty shot. It also marked the first time in NHL history that a player scored his final NHL goal on a penalty shot. The Leafs defeated goalie Mike Karakas and the Chicago Black Hawks 6-2. Clancy retired just 9 days later.

November 14: On this day in 1937, Murray Oliver was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Between 1961 and 1967, Oliver played for Boston Bruin teams that missed the playoffs every season. In the spring of 1967, Oliver thought he was finally catching a break when he was traded to the Leafs after they had won their 1967 Cup. Unfortunately for Oliver, the defending Stanley Cup champion Leafs missed the playoffs in 1968 for the first time in 10 years.

November 14: On this day in 1981, the Maple leafs blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Leafs goalie Vincent Tremblay recorded the only shutout of his 58-game NHL career. It was significant because the Leafs went into a shutout drought over the next 5 years, setting a team record of 393 consecutive games without recording a shutout. The next time a Leafs netminder would blank the opposition was on November 1, 1986 when Allan Bester shutout Detroit 2-0.

Go To Top