On This Date 4/16/1949

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The Toronto Maple Leafs become the first team to win the Stanley Cup three straight seasons, as they complete a four-game sweep of the Detroit Red Wings with a 3-1 at Maple Leaf Gardens. It is also the eighth over and fifth during the 1940s for Toronto, ranking them first all time. The Maple Leafs had a mediocre regular season, finishing fourth with a record of 22-25-13.