1942 Red Wings fall to Maple Leafs
Coached by Jack Adams (for whom the NHL's award is named), the Wings were first team to surrender a three-games-none lead in a postseason series and lose. The turning point came in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final when, with Detroit's champagne on ice, Leafs coach Hap Day benched four starters in favor of a group of kids. Fourth-liner Don Metz was the unlikely hero, scoring a hat-trick in Toronto's 4-3 win. The Leafs won the next two and polished off the Wings at home in Game 7 by rallying from an early 1-0 hole to win, 3-1.