The exhilaration of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

Toronto Maple Leafs (1942)

The Toronto Maple Leafs pulled off an epic comeback that’s never been duplicated in the 100-year history of the National Hockey League.

In 1942, the Maple Leafs fought their way through the playoffs to the final round. Only the Detroit Red Wings stood between them and the Stanley Cup. 

The Leafs came out flat during the first few games and found themselves down 0-3 in the series. The Red Wings needed only one more victory to raise the Cup, while the Leafs would have to string together four consecutive wins to snatch the title.

Down 0-2 in Game 4, the Leafs pulled off a miracle, winning 4-3 in overtime. The Game 4 victory changed the...

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