On This Day November 30th.

November 30: On this day in 1911, Dave "Sweeney" Schriner was born in Saratov, Russia. Schriner became a Leaf in 1939 after winning the Calder trophy as rookie of the year in 1935 and two consecutive NHL scoring titles with the New York Americans in 1936 and 1937. As a Leaf, Schriner won Stanley Cups in 1942 and 1945. In Game 7 of the 1942 Finals, Pete Langelle scored the 2nd and Cup-winning goal as the final score was 3-1 Leafs over the Red Wings. Sweeney Schriner scored both other goals in that game. In 1962, Schriner became the first Russian born player to be inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

November 30: On this day in 1927, Tod Sloan was born in Vinton, Quebec. Sloan played his first NHL game for the Leafs on Christmas day, 1947. In 1955-56, he led the Leafs in goals (37), points (66), and penalty minutes (100). Sloan's finest moment may have been during Game 5 of the 1951 Finals against the Montreal Canadiens when he scored the tying goal with half a minute remaining, setting up Bill Barilko's heroic Cup-winning goal in overtime.

November 30: On this day in 1991, Bobby Smith of the Minnesota North Stars scored his 1,000th career point in a 4-3 victory over the Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Smith assisted on a goal by Mike Craig who became a Maple Leaf later in his career.

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