On This Day October 15th.

October 15: On this day in 1950, the Leafs began a team record 11 game unbeaten streak. During this streak that extended to November 8th, the team had 8 wins and 3 ties. The 11 straight undefeated streak was matched by the Leafs of 1993-94. The NHL record for the longest team undefeated streak in the NHL is 35 set by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1979-80.

October 15: On this day in 1957, Maple Leaf Rocky Saganiuk was born in Myrnam, Alberta. Saganiuk was the Leafs 4th draft choice, 29th overall in 1977. He played in 230 games for Toronto in five seasons between 1978 and 1983 and registered 57 goals and 118 points in 230 games.

October 15: On this day in 1969, the Leafs and the Canadiens tied 2-2. It was the Leafs home opener and their second game of the season. Both the Leafs and Canadiens would miss the playoffs in 1969-70. It marked the first time in the NHL's 53 year history that no Canadian team made the playoffs.

October 15: On ths day in 1983, the Maple Leafs and the Blackhawks set an NHL record which remains current through 2008 for the fastest five goals scored by both teams in one game. In a short span of just 1:24 towards the end of the second period, the Hawks scored 3 goals and the Leafs 2. The Leafs won the game 10-8. As at the end of the 2007-08 season the Leafs have played the Black Hawks, an Original Six team, a total of 635 times and hold an all-time winning regular season record against Chicago of W-284, L-255, T-96, OL-0 since 1926. The two teams have met in the playoffs 9 times, 1995 being the latest. The Leafs have taken 6 of the 9 playoff meetings.

October 15: On this day in 1993, Doug Gilmour recorded his first and only hat trick as a Maple Leaf. It came in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings and during the Leafs NHL record-breaking ten straight wins from the start of the 1993-94 season.

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