At home on January 4, 1931, Toronto beat Montreal 2-1. The New York Times took note of the festivities:
Toronto took the lead in the first period on Jackson’s goal. The second period was marked by wild excitement after Sylvio Mantha had tied the score with a spectacular solo dash.
Successive penalties to Conacher and Horner aroused the crowds’ ire and missiles began flying on the ice, including one chair. The chair-thrower was escorted from the arena.