THE LAST CUP 1967
The goal that started the league’s longest drought
In the final minute of Game 6, captain George Armstrong slung the puck past the Montreal Canadiens’ blue line into an empty net, clinching the Stanley Cup for his Leafs. In hindsight, what’s more remarkable than the win itself (the Buds already had three Cups that decade) was the 50-year dry spell it began. Today, the mere mention of ’67—a time when goalies didn’t wear helmets, boards had no ads and the Leafs actually stood a chance—still stings, even if most of the club’s current fans hadn’t been born yet.