Ice Hockey Skates

Dec. 18, 1953

The Toronto Maple Leafs were at the Garden, just after learning of the fines handed down following a war with the Montreal Canadiens a week earlier. A whopping 15 misconduct penalties were assessed – eight for the Habs, seven for the Leafs.

Each player received $25 fines. Big money had yet to materialize in the NHL.

As for the Leafs’ visit to Boston, the Bruins won, 3-2, thanks to goals from Eddie Sandford, Fleming Mackel and Woody Dumart.

Toronto didn’t back off from their physical play – two of the Bruins’ goals were on a power play.

It was the Maple Leafs’ first loss in five games while lifting the Bruins to 13-13-5.

Only 6,722 turned out, the Bruins’ worst Garden crowd of the season.