Walt Poddubny was 49. He played 11 NHL seasons for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques and New Jersey Devils. He had 184 goals and 238 assists in 468 games and topped the 30-goal mark three times.
Leaf fans, I need some help with a vague memory I have. I remember listening to a Leafs game in the early or mid-80s and a huge goal was scored by Walt Poddubny. As I recall the goal, it slowly rolled over the goal line. In fact, I can hear the call of the goal as "rolling... rolling... rolling... the puck is in the net" or something like that.
I'm pretty sure that it was Poddubny's goal and if this wasn't a playoff game, it was a crucial late-season game, possibly in overtime.
Does anyone remember this Walt Poddubny goal for the Maple Leafs?