leafs win

Next Goal Wins: Toronto won this game on March 30, 1949, overcoming the hometown Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2. It was enough to put them into the Stanley Cup final, where they ended up — seems so easy to say — beating the Detroit Red Wings to claim the Stanley Cup. This is the Leafs’ second goal beating the Boston goalkeep in the first period. Ray Timgren (lower left) got the credit, though a reporter from Boston’s Daily Globe said no-one was more surprised: “With his back to Frank Brimsek, Ray managed to move his stick just in time to nudge in a 35-foot drive by [Jim] Thomson.” Toronto’s Cal Gardner and Boston’s Grant Warwick had each scored shorthanded before this, before Max Bentley put away what would be the Leafs’ winner in the second period. The goal Johnny Peirson scored in the last minute of the game? “Really only a gesture,” wrote Tom Fitzgerald. Also on hand here are Boston’s Fernie Flaman (10) and Murray Henderson (8) and Toronto’s Joe Klukay alongside Ted Kennedy (9). The attentive referee is, of course, King Clancy. (Photo: Acme)

Next Goal Wins: Toronto won this game on March 30, 1949, overcoming the hometown Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2. It was enough to put them into the Stanley Cup final, where they ended up — seems so easy to say — beating the Detroit Red Wings to claim the Stanley Cup. This is the Leafs’ second goal beating the Boston goalkeep in the first period. Ray Timgren (lower left) got the credit, though a reporter from Boston’s Daily Globe said no-one was more surprised: “With his back to Frank Brimsek, Ray managed to move his stick just in time to nudge in a 35-foot drive by [Jim] Thomson.” Toronto’s Cal Gardner and Boston’s Grant Warwick had each scored shorthanded before this, before Max Bentley put away what would be the Leafs’ winner in the second period. The goal Johnny Peirson scored in the last minute of the game? “Really only a gesture,” wrote Tom Fitzgerald. Also on hand here are Boston’s Fernie Flaman (10) and Murray Henderson (8) and Toronto’s Joe Klukay alongside Ted Kennedy (9). The attentive referee is, of course, King Clancy. (Photo: Acme)

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