First time was amazing, went to the Bell Centre and it was so loud. It was 2 seasons ago and toronto got shutout 2-0. Got to see a beuaty pass from Komaserik to Cammaleri though haha and i was also shocked at how much arena food was, something around 8 bucks for a beer! Insane!
I was 4 years old, my dad had bought me a Leafs jersey earlier that year for my birthday. At the old Maple Leaf Gardens, I can't remember the score but we beat the Wings early in the season. I was hooked.
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Saw the Maple Leafs play the Anaheim Mighty Ducks back in 1997 (maybe 1996) at Maple Leaf Gardens. I believe Igor Korolev and maybe Steve Sullivan scored two of the Leafs 3 goals that night and they tied 3-3. I don't remember a heck of a lot from the game because I was only 7 years old at the time.
2-2 tie in Montreal, October 19, 2002. I was almost 13 and forgot that there's no intermission before overtime in the regular season, so I ran to the bathroom and missed about half of OT, including almost missing a couple glorious chances by Sundin to end the game. Darcy Tucker handed me a puck after the pre-game skate though, and Corson (who I was actually named after) fist-bumped me, which was very cool. One of the most memorable events of my life.
4-4 tie vs. the Rangers at Maple Leaf Gardens back in the 91/92 pre-season. I was a few seats up in the reds. Great seats. Fuhr started, and Wamsley took over later on. The guy behind me was a Rangers fan and was heckling the Leafs all game. Ellett and Fuhr especially. I can't recall who, but a Leaf defenseman (Ellett maybe? Haha) took a slapshot and it literally dinged off the guy's seat right above. I remember looking back and the guy was clearly shaken.
Don't remember the date but score was 2 - 0 (LA) before Bryan Berard tied it up on a breakaway and 'Stumpy' Thomas pulled the puck out of the corner, went to the net and scored to win (all in the 3rd period)
Toronto versus Anaheim at the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1994/95 season. I wish I had the exact date, but it was Paul Kariya's rookie season and my dad was raving about how talented he was before the game started.
I was given a choice for my birthday by my parents to chose to go to Disneyland or a Leafs Game in Toronto at Maple Leaf Gardens. Since we were living in Winnipeg at the time it was a road trip either way.
I picked my Leafs obviously as I wanted to see my favourite player Davey Keon in person, and perhaps get an autograph.
I came away from the game remembering how well this young kid Darryl Sittler had played and impressed me that I instantly became a fan of his. Which was a good thing, because little did I know at the time that Keon would be departing in a few years and the torch would be passed on to Leafs future captain.
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Sat. December 28th, 1974, Maple Leaf Gardens
Leafs win 3-1 vs Islanders
Seats: low Greens..around section 68
Who with: my Dad
I remember walking through the front doors on Carlton being moved by the wave of humanity as they flooded through the turnstiles. The smell of decades worth of popcorn, hotdogs and who knows what else attacking my nose, it all seemed to rush by, I could not slow down to look at all the pictures on the wall, everything was loud, barkers yelling to sell you programs. Moving up the cramped escalator and getting to our seats and watching Dave Keon, Ellis, Sittler, Salming, McDonald, Ullman, Turnbull take the ice seems unreal now.
My first game was this year...Feb 14th in Calgary!
We got our ***** kicked, it was the first time we lost 4 in a row the season, and, in my mind, showed that the collapse was in full effect. When I got there, I was amazed at the arena, everything just looked so freaking cool! The crowd was great, loved every moment of it.
THe only goal we scored (Bozak)...I was in the bathroom for :/