On This Day November 6th.

November 6: On this day in 1922, Joe Klukay, nicknamed "The Duke of Paducah" was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Klukay's first NHL game was as a Leaf in the 1943 playoffs. He won four Stanley Cups in his first go round with the Leafs dynasty between 1943 and 1951 as a key defensive forward. He was traded to Boston in 1952 but returned to finish his NHL playing days with Toronto in the mid '50's. Altogether, Joe Klukay played 416 games on left wing with the Leafs, scoring 76 goals and 94 assists. He holds the Leafs team record for the fastest goal from the start of a period in a playoff game - (:10, March 28, 1950). He passed away at the age of 83 on February 3, 2006.

November 6: On this day in 2005, the Leafs dropped a 5-4 decision to the Washington Capitals. The Leafs may have looked at their four games against Washington during the 2005-06 season as another reason they missed the playoffs. The Capitals missed the playoffs too, but took 3 out of 4 games from the Leafs. As at the end of the 2006-07 season, Toronto had an all-time regular season losing record against the Capitals of W-47, L-49, T-10, OL-0. As of 2007, the two teams have never met in the playoffs.

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