#42 --Maple Leafs at Flyers -- January 10, 2009 -- 7:00 PM (ET)
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01-09-2009, 11:41 PM
B-B-B-Bus can't swim
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1977 -- April 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto,
Jimmy Watson scored his first goal in 38 games with 2:38 left to play in a 4-3 series-clincher. Bob Dailey was once again immense, with three points and Watson's game-winner was the result of a rebound from a booming Dailey blast. The Leafs, who blew three one-goal leads, led 3-2 with under 13 minutes in the third period. Toronto started Wayne Thomas in place of the injured Mike Palmateer (torn ligaments, left ankle) while the Flyers again went with Wayne Stephenson as Bernie Parent, trying to come back from an injury, was not in game shape for much of the post-season.
Seconds after Toronto made it 1-0, Paul Holmgren was ejected and handed a 5-minute major for crushing Bruce Boudreau (no PIMs), who refused to fight back, in a battle.
The Leafs only managed four shots on the major and then were immediately handed another golden opportunity when the Flyers failed to put a man in the box to serve Holmgren's penalty -- thus receiving an illegal substitution minor when Bob Kelly came off the player's bench; the Leafs did not get a shot on goal during that infraction. With the Leafs up 3-2, the Flyers scored a PPG when Dailey's powerful shot jolted goalie Thomas and Rick MacLeish picked up the rebound; earlier, the Leafs requested a measurement on Dailey's stick and it was found to be legal. Dailey (2-8-10) became the first Flyers' player to total eight assists in any PO series. Darryl Sittler had nine assists for the Leafs, the most recorded against the Flyers in any series and his 11 points tied the most by an opponent.
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