On This Day November 25th.

November 25: On this day in 1900, Bill Carson was born in Bracebridge, Ontario. Carson was in his first NHL season with the Toronto St. Pats when they became the Maple Leafs in 1926-27. In the following season, Carson scored the first goal in the Maple Leafs' first complete NHL season on opening night, November 15, 1927. During the 1927-28 season, he became the first Maple Leaf to score 20 goals in one season. In early 1929, he was traded to the Boston Bruins. Two months later, he scored the Cup-winning goal for Boston as they defeated the New York Rangers in the first ever all-American Stanley Cup final. As a St. Pat/Maple Leaf, Bill Carson had a decent total of 43 goals and 18 assists in 96 games. He retired from hockey to become a dentist. Bill Carson died on May 29, 1967.

November 25: On this day in 1972, Denis Dupere had one of his biggest games as a Leaf. He scored twice and added two assists, rookie Rick Kehoe scored his first career NHL hat trick and added two assists and Darryl Sittler picked up five assists as Toronto clobbered the visiting Oakland Seals 11-0. Denis Dupere played his first NHL game with the Leafs in February, 1971 and stayed through 1974 when he was claimed by Washington in the Expansion Draft. As a Leaf he had 29 goals and 44 assists in 192 games.

November 25: On this day in 1998, the Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. The game was odd in that Vancouver head coach, Mike Keenan pulled his goalie, Garth Snow with 18 minutes left in the 3rd period and Vancouver on the power play. He pulled the goalie again at the mid point of the 3rd and Leaf defenseman Dmitry Yushkevich scored into an empty net.

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