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Sylvain Lefebve (pictured upper left)
The 1992-93 season was a landmark season for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In this season, the Maple Leafs set franchise records for both wins and points, 44 and 99 respectively. Goaltending from Felix Potvin was ranked among the best in the league, as he posted a 2.50 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.
Defensively, the Maple Leafs were solid. Led by Sylvain Lefevbre and Dimitri Mironov, the Leafs only allowed 69 power-play goals in the regular season, which were the fewest among all 24 teams.
This year also marked another great year from Doug Gilmour. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring and set a franchise record 127 points. Gilmour also finished the 1993 playoffs with 35, second only to hockey great Wayne Gretzky.
The postseason for the Leafs was a hard-fought battle from the get-go. In the first conference quarterfinals, the Leafs faced the dominant Detroit Red Wings, who they eliminated in the seven games.
In the conference semifinals, Toronto squared off against the St. Louis Blues, which also went seven games and ended in favor of the Maple Leafs.
Finally, in the conference finals, the Leafs went against the Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings in a heated battle to advance to the Cup Finals.
Looking to break a 26-year Stanley Cup drought, the Leafs had to dispatch of a red-hot Kings offense and hard-hitting defense.
Games 5 and 6 both went to overtimes, and while Doug Gilmour was playing the best hockey is career, Wayne Gretzky's performance in Game 7 is what gave the Kings the edge to advance.
Aside from not advancing to the Cup Finals and not winning it, this Leafs team broke milestones and set franchise records, giving Leafs fans something to cheer about.