On This Day October 27th.

October 27: On this day in 1971, the Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks played to a 0-0 tie. It was the first shutout by a Canucks' goalie in team history and future Leaf goalie Dunc Wilson was in goal for Vancouver. It was his first career shutout. Bernie Parent was between the pipes for Toronto and recorded his first shutout as a Leaf. It was the first and only time these two teams played each other in a scoreless game.

October 27: On this day in 1979, ex-Leaf coach John McLellan passed away at the age of 51. McLellan succeeded Punch Imlach behind the Leaf bench for the 1969-70 season and went on to coach four complete seasons in Toronto compiling an overall record of 126 wins, 139 losses and 45 ties. Under McLellan, the Leafs played 11 playoff games between 1970 and 1973, winning 3 and losing 8. He was also a Leaf player briefly for 2 games during the 1951-52 season.

October 27: On this day in 1979, future Leaf head coach Mike Murphy scored four goals and added an assist to lead the L.A. Kings to 7-5 win over the Maple Leafs at the Forum in Los Angeles.

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