The 1941–42 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the club's twenty-fifth season in the NHL. The Maple Leafs came off a very solid season in 1940–41, finishing with their second highest point total in club history, as they had a 28–14–6 record, earning 62 points, which was two fewer than the 1934–35 team accumulated; however, they lost to the Boston Bruins in the semifinals, extending their Stanley Cup drought to nine seasons.
That drought was broken, however, when the Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings in the 1942 Stanley Cup Finals, coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to win the Stanley Cup 4 games to 3. They were the first of three NHL teams to come back from 3-0 to win a playoff series 4-3; though it has happened in the Stanley Cup playoffs twice since then (1975 New York Islanders and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers), this remains the only time it has happened in the Stanley Cup Finals.
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