On This Day October 28th.

October 28: On this day in 1944, defenseman Pete Backor was in the opening night lineup for Toronto and helped the Leafs to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Backor played in 36 of the Leafs 50 game schedule, scoring 4 goals and 9 points. He did not participate in the playoffs, but did qualify to get his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. The 1944-45 season was Backor's only one in the NHL.

October 28: On this day in 1961, long time NHL defenceman Arnie Brown made his NHL debut as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs defeated the New York Rangers 5-1. Brown only played in 6 games for Toronto with no points over two seasons, but became a full time NHLer with the Rangers in 1964.

October 28: On this day in 1967, the Leafs and the Oakland Seals met for the first time at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The Leafs won the game 5-2. Leaf Ron Ellis scored the game-winning goal in the third period.

October 28: On this day in 1993, the Leafs won their 10th straight game to extend their record to a perfect 10-0-0. As of 2006-07, the 10 wins in a row from the start of a season is an NHL record. The record was tied by the Buffalo Sabres in 2006-07. Ten games in a row is also the longest winning streak in Maple Leaf team history.

Here's how the 1993-94 Leafs set the record.

Oct. 7
Oct. 9
Oct. 10
Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Oct. 16
Oct. 19
Oct. 21
Oct. 23
Oct. 28


Win over Dallas 6-3
Win over Chicago 2-1
Win over Philadelphia 5-4
Win over Washington 7-1
Win over Detroit 6-3
Win over Detroit 2-1
Win over Hartford 7-2
Win over Florida (OT) 4-3
Win over Tampa Bay 2-0
Win over Chicago 4-2

The Leafs finally lost in Montreal on October 30th 5-2
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