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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Leafs win third straight Cup behind Bower
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

April 25, 1964

After five of the first six games were decided by one goal, the Toronto Maple Leafs notch a decisive 4-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 to capture their third consecutive Stanley Cup.

Andy Bathgate, a late-season acquisition from the New York Rangers, scores early in the first period on a breakaway, ripping a shot past the left shoulder of goalie Terry Sawchuk.

Sawchuk's otherwise spectacular play keeps the game close until the third period when the Maple Leafs erupt for three goals, two in a span of 1:27 by Dave Keon and Red Kelly. Johnny Bower, Toronto's 39-year-old goalie, makes 33 saves. It's the second straight year the Leafs beat the Red Wings in the finals behind Bower.

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