Game 315 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1

Game 315
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1
Thursday, March 19, 1953
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Tremendous Ted Kennedy battled into the NHL’s select 200 goal circle tonight, and the Maple Leafs fought closer to a possible playoff berth on a clever 4-1 triumph over the Montréal Canadiens.
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Game 314 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1

Game 314
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1
Thursday, February 26, 1953
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Toronto’s two game attempt to gain valuable ground in the National Hockey League fight for playoff positions ended in a dead loss here tonight.

The Leafs dropped their second decision in as many nights to the Montréal Canadiens, losing this one 4-1. The Habs won 2-1 in Toronto Wednesday.
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Game 312 – Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2

Game 312
Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2
Saturday, February 14, 1953
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The heads of 16 Montréal Canadiens popped up from lowered weariness when coach Dick Irvin fired a bitter blast at the Maple Leafs following a 2-2, fist-flailing draw here Saturday.

It had been a minor war of 66 minutes in penalties, with the locals escaping their fifth successive defeat only through brilliant blocking by goalie Harry Lumley.
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Game 311 – Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 0

Game 311
Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 0
Thursday, February 5, 1953
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Roaming “Rocket” Richard, not the superstar of other NHL seasons but still a tremendous cog in the Montréal Canadiens’ machine, smashed a goalless draw in the last period tonight, and the Habitants raced on to a 2-0 decision over the Maple Leafs.
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Game 309 – Canadiens 1, Maple Leafs 0

Game 309
Canadiens 1, Maple Leafs 0
Wednesday, January 21, 1953
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The Maple Leafs sweated out their individual ability into a strong team effort at the Gardens last night – but it wasn’t enough to combat a billiard-like manoeuvre of the Montréal Canadiens that preceded the greatest stick-checking display of the NHL season here.

The pool-hall trick and the defensive tactics parlayed into a 1-0 shutout for the second place Habitants.
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Game 307 – Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1

Game 307
Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Wednesday, December 10, 1952
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

“Boom Boom” Geoffrion, who has had trouble locating the net without a seeing eye dog this NHL season, boom boomed a couple of smoking drives here last night, and thus triggered the initial road win for the Montréal Canadiens.

It was a 2-1 margin over the Maple Leafs, and the locals could just as easily have won, because they had slightly the better of the play.
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Game 306 – Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1

Game 306
Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 1
Thursday, December 4, 1952
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Harry Lumley came through with one of his sparkling road games tonight, and Harry Watson solidified two forwards into a potent attacking unit, as the Toronto Maple Leafs ended a seven game winless streak by edging the Montréal Canadiens 2-1.
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Game 305 – Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2

Game 305
Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2
Saturday, November 22, 1952
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Maurice Richard, who reacts to Toronto’s crowd voice as a firecracker does to a match, converted a kindly gesture by Red Storey into the two second period goals that gave the Montréal Canadiens a 2-2 tie with the Maple Leafs Saturday night.
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Game 304 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1

Game 304
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1
Thursday, November 13, 1952
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The Toronto Maple Leafs bumped the Montréal Canadiens off the National Hockey League’s top rung and grabbed it themselves tonight on some solid thumping that produced a 3-1 triumph over the slowed-down Flying Frenchmen.
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Game 303 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

Game 303
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1
Thursday, November 6, 1952
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Hockey’s magnificent “Rocket” Richard did everything but skate on his head tonight in an effort to score, but he couldn’t smash that goal scoring record while the Montréal Canadiens were outskating the Maple Leafs for a 3-1 triumph.

The result broke off a Toronto win skein at four games, and created a three-way tie for the NHL top between the Leaf,s Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks.
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Game 302 – Maple Leafs 7, Canadiens 5

Game 302
Maple Leafs 7, Canadiens 5
Wednesday, October 29, 1952
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Maurice Richard rocketed into a share of sports immortality last night ere those comeback Maple Leafs roared to a 7-5 triumph over the Montréal Canadiens.

It was a masterpiece of thrilling, hard hockey, and the largest crowd of the NHL season here – 14,069 – made like crazy most of the way.
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