3rd-seeded ’47-’48 Maple Leafs Clinch First UNP Berth; Sweep Top-seeded ’50-’51 Maple Leafs

The legendary ___ Apps was not only a multiple Cup winner in his Hockey Hall of Fame career, but he also represented Canada at the famous 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany as a pole vaulter. (via hockeygods.com)

The legendary ___ Apps was not only a multiple Cup winner in his Hockey Hall of Fame career, but he also represented Canada at the famous 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany as a pole vaulter. (via hockeygods.com)

Here is the 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs Qualifying Tournament in its entirety.

The 3rd-seeded ’47-’48 Toronto Maple Leafs are now the third different team that will have represented the franchise in the Ultimate NHL Playoff. Their sweep of the top-seeded ’50-’51 Toronto Maple Leafs began with a 5-4 win in Game 1. A PP goal early in the third from Tod Sloan gave the ’50-’51 Maple Leafs a 4-3 lead. However, the ’47-’48 Maple Leafs tied it five minutes later before Nick Metz scored the game-winner with a little over four minutes left. The captain of the ’47-’48 Maple Leafs, Syl Apps, posted a goal and two assists to lead the way offensively. Then, behind an incredible 51-save shutout from Turk Broda, the ’47-’48 Maple Leafs took a 2-0 series lead with a 1-0 win. Apps scored the only goal in the game, but it was Broda who shined with his 51 saves. Apps then got the scoring started in Game 3 halfway through the first period and they would eventually win 5-1. Defenseman Jimmy Thomson pitched in from the blueline with a pair of assists while both Apps and Bill Ezinicki had a goal and an assist each. The sweep was completed with a 3-2 win in Game 4 for the ’47-’48 Leafs. Apps, once again, led the way offensively, with a goal and an assist, again. After Game 1, Broda stopped 116 of 119 shots against, which is a .975 save percentage, which is ridiculously good.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’47-’48 Maple Leafs 1 2 2 5
’50-’51 Maple Leafs 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’47-’48 TOR – 5   ’50-’51 TOR – 4   (1-0   ’47-’48 TOR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Syl Apps (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   9 S

2nd Star: RW – Tod Sloan (’50-’51 TOR) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: D – Jimmy Thomson (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’47-’48 Maple Leafs 0 1 0 1
’50-’51 Maple Leafs 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’47-’48 TOR – 1   ’50-’51 TOR – 0   (2-0   ’47-’48 TOR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Turk Broda (’47-’48 TOR) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (51 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Turk Broda (’50-’51 TOR) – L   1.00 GAA   0.967 SV% (29 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Syl Apps (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   5 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’50-’51 Maple Leafs 0 0 1 1
’47-’48 Maple Leafs 1 0 4 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’47-’48 TOR – 5   ’50-’51 TOR – 1   (3-0   ’47-’48 TOR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Syl Apps (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Bill Ezinicki (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: G – Turk Broda (’47-’48 TOR) – W   1.00 GAA   .968 SV% (30 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’50-’51 Maple Leafs 2 0 0 2
’47-’48 Maple Leafs 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’47-’48 TOR – 3   ’50-’51 TOR – 2   (4-0   ’47-’48 TOR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Turk Broda (’47-’48 TOR) – W   2.00 GAA   .946 SV% (35 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Syl Apps (’47-’48 TOR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Tod Sloan (’50-’51 TOR) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   7 S

Up next….to conclude the Qualifying Tournament part of the season….is the 2016 Montreal Canadiens Qualifying Tournament!

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