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Leafs Goalies Set Some Franchise History Of Their Own On Thursday Night.


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February 2, 2018  (3:52 PM)
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On Thursday night Toronto Maple Leafs rookie defenseman Justin Holl set a new franchise record as the only defenseman to score a goal in his first two career games. Holl wasn't the only player to find himself in the Leafs franchise record books on Thursday. Curtis McElhinney put up his second shutout of the season with a 4-0 win against the Rangers on Thursday. That comes just one night after Frederik Andersen shut out the Islanders 5-0 in Toronto. It's actually only the third time in 100 years of franchise history that the Leafs recorded consecutive shutouts with different goalies. The last time it happened was about 20 years ago in 1999, with 4–0 wins on home ice by Curtis Joseph (Oct. 25 vs. Dallas) and Glenn Healy (Oct. 27 vs. Atlanta). For the other time you have to go back to November of 1930, when Toronto racked up five shutouts in their first five games of the season, with Lorne Chabot (games 1, 3, and 5) and Benny Grant (games 2 and 4) alternating turns in goal for the Maple Leafs.
McElhinney himself is actually the first Toronto goalie to record a shut out win in New York against the Rangers since Johnny Bower did it in 1965. Vesa Toskala shutout the Rangers in 2008, but the Leafs lost in a shootout.

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