Throwback Thursday: On this day in 1986, Toronto Maple Leafs topple Calgary Flames 7-6 in overtime

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On this day in 1986, the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Calgary Flames winning 7-6 in an overtime thriller.
For the Leafs, it was Tom Fergus who scored the winner and led the charge with a two-goal, two-assist night.
“For all that, it was a one-man wrecking crew named Tom Fergus that gave Toronto Maple Leafs a wild 7-6 National Hockey League overtime win at the Saddledome,” penned the Calgary Herald’s Eric Duhatschek. “Fergus scored the winner on a breakaway from the Leafs’ blueline as Jim Peplinski couldn’t control a pass in the offenesive[sic] zone.”
Toronto got goals from Rick Vaive (who scored two), Peter Ihnacak, Miroslav Ihnacak, and Russ Courtnall. Calgary, meanwhile, relied on tally’s from Doug Risebrough, Steve Bozek, Hakan Loob, Gary Suter, Jamie Macoun and Paul Reinhart.
“The Flames started badly in each of the first two period and the Leafs finished badly, which is why the teams were …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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