On This Day November 21st.

November 21: On this day in 1964, Bob Pulford scored the game's only goal in the first period and Terry Sawchuk became the first goaltender in NHL history to get at least one shutout in 16 straight seasons when he backstopped the Maple Leafs to a 1-0 win over the visiting Chicago Black Hawks. Sawchuk broke the record of 15 years set by Harry Lumley.
Bob Pulford 60's

November 21: On this day in 1979, Wayne Gretzky played his first NHL game at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The game ended in a 4-4 tie. Gretzky was in on every Oiler goal, scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists. Over the course of his regular-season NHL career, Gretzky had 30 goals and 47 assists in just 30 games at Maple Leaf Gardens.

November 21: On this day in 1995, the Leafs ceremoniously raised the banners of a pair of great Leaf # 7's to the rafters. Sweater number 7 is honoured with tribute to Hall-of-Famers Tim Horton (1949-50, '51-70) and King Clancy (1930-37). The Leafs topped off the evening favourably with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

November 21: On this day in 2001, the Leafs traded rugged defenseman Dave Manson to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Jyrki Lumme. The former draft choice of the Montreal Canadiens was the first ever Finn to wear a Canadiens sweater. Lumme had a couple of decent seasons in Toronto but was branded a scapegoat and unfortunately, never became too popular with Leaf fans.

Go To Top