On This Day November 9th.

November 9: On this day in 1933, the Leafs opened their 1933-34 season with a 6-1 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins. Charlie Conacher of the Leafs became the first player in Toronto franchise history to score 100 career goals.

November 9: On this day in 1967, the Leafs were defeated for the first time by a post-expansion franchise. The Los Angeles Kings handed the Leafs a 4-1 loss in L.A. To the end of the 2007-08 season, the Leafs had an all-time regular season losing record against the Kings of W-56, L-58, T-21, OL-0 in 135 games played. The Leafs and Kings have done battle in the playoffs 3 times as of 2008. The Leafs won Preliminary rounds in 1975 and 1978 but lost to L.A. in 7 games in 1993 despite outscouring the Kings 23-22. Gretzky was the difference.

November 9: On this day in 1969, the Leafs suffered their worst loss of the 1969-70 season, a one-sided 9-0 defeat to the Black Hawks in Chicago. Stan Mikita had a hat trick for the Hawks. Black Hawk centerman Jim Wiste had four assists in the third period to tie an NHL record for most assists in a single period. As of 2005-06, four assists in one period have been recorded on 65 occasions, but the only player to have 5 assists in one period was Dale Hawerchuk for the Winnipeg Jets in 1984. The Leafs ended the 1969-70 season with a losing team record and in last place, missing a playoff spot.

November 9: On this day in 1980, two former Maple Leaf goalies faced each other for the first time as head coaches, Eddie Johnston for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Gerry Cheevers for the Boston Bruins. Johnston had played 26 games for the Leafs and Cheevers just 2. The Bruins won the game 7-4.

November 9: On this day in 1996, Wendel Clark tied a Leaf team record with four points in one period. In a 7-3 victory over Edmonton, Clark scored four goals. It was his 8th and final hat trick in the Blue & White.

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