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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Leafs first to rally from 3-0 down in finals
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

April 18, 1942

The Toronto Maple Leafs make history. They become the only team this century in any major sport to win a championship after being down three games to none in the final.

In tonight's Game 7, the Detroit Red Wings are less than 13 minutes away from winning the Stanley Cup before the Leafs rally. The Red Wings have a 1-0 lead, courtesy of Syd Howe's goal early in the second period. But just as the Red Wings couldn't hold their three games to none advantage in the series, they can't hold their one-goal edge in Game 7 in Toronto.

Sweeney Schriner is the Toronto hero. He scores with 12:14 left in the third period to tie the game and then two minutes later Pete Langelle scores to give the Leafs a 2-1 lead. Schriner scores again to clinch the 3-1 victory. The three previous Toronto victories were by scores of 4-3, 9-3 and 3-0.

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