On This Day November 4th.

November 4: On this day in 1917, Leaf hero Pete Langelle was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Langelle scored one of the biggest goals in Leaf history, the Cup-winner in 1942 when Toronto came back from a 3-0 games deficit in the Finals to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3. Langelle played only parts of 4 seasons in the NHL between 1938-39 and 1942, all with the Leafs. The last goal of his career turned out to be his biggest.

November 4: On this day in 1924, Leaf Howie Meeker was born in Kitchener, Ontario. Meeker played eight seasons in the NHL, all with the Maple Leafs between 1946 and 1953. In 346 games, he registered 83 goals and 102 assists. He was a solid playoff contributor as well and helped the Leafs win four Stanley Cups in his career. In January of 1947, Meeker became the first rookie in NHL history to record five goals in one game. It helped him secure the Calder trophy as rookie of the year. Howie Meeker also coached the Leafs for one complete season in 1956-57 but the team missed the playoffs with a record of 21-34-15.

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