Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday!
This week in 2003 (Dec. 2), Mats Sundin scored his 64th game-winning goal making him the leader in the category for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
His game-winner gave the Leafs a 5-4 victory over the New York Rangers. That 2003-04 season was a big one for Sundin as he scored a career-high ten game-winning goals that season.
All in all, the Leafs legend, who left the organization in 2008, finished his career in Toronto with 79 game-winners. It’s a solid lead over Dave Keon’s 63, and a far cry from any active player.
Auston Matthews is the closest active Leaf already having scored 23 game-winning goals through his fourth season. He might be the best shot at breaking the record held by Sundin.
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