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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.


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