While fellow rookie Harry Lumley held Toronto to just one goal in Game 3, McCool was one better as he set an NHL record with his third consecutive shutout in the Stanley Cup playoffs as he blanked the Red Wings yet again on this date in 1945. The Maple Leafs needed every one of those stellar performances by McCool as their offense had only managed four goals in those three games.
While Detroit fought back to tie the series at 3-3, thanks to shutting out Toronto 2-0 and 1-0 in overtime in games 5 and 6 behind the goaltending of Lumley, McCool capped off his dream season by holding the Red Wings at bay 2-1 in Game 7 to capture the Stanley Cup in his rookie season. It was the first time in NHL history that a road team had won a Game 7 of the cup finals.
Today's video section is a look at some of the men who have tended goal for the Maple Leafs throughout their history.