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April 16: Maple Leafs win Stanley Cup for third straight year

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY, APRIL 16:1949: The Toronto Maple Leafs become the NHL's first modern-era dynasty by winning their third consecutive Stanley Cup. They complete a four-game sweep of the Detroit Red Wings in the Final with a 3-1 victory at Maple Leaf Gardens. Turk Broda allows five goals in four games against the NHL's top-scoring team during the regular season. The win is Toronto's ninth straight in the Final.