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This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 15

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1938:  Boston rookie Frankie Brimsek became the first goalie in team history to record three straight road shutouts, with the 4th of his career in a 1-0 win at Montreal.

1967:  Cesare Maniago was in goal as the Minnesota North Stars became the first post 1967 expansion team to get back-to-back shutouts, with a 3-0 win at Los Angeles.  It was also the first road shutout in team history.

1971:  Murray Oliver scored twice and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues, at the Met Center.

1977:  Dennis Hextall scored a goal and two assists and Reed Larson had three assists as the Red Wings tied 5-5 with the Rangers at the Olympia.

1979:  Al MacAdam scored twice to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-1 win over the Blues at St. Louis.

1982:  Defenseman Reed Larson scored a goal and three assists as the Red Wings tied the Penguins 4-4 in Pittsburgh.

1984:  New Jersey’s Aaron Broten began a team-record 12 game point scoring streak in the Devils’ 8-3 win over the visiting Quebec Nordiques.

1988:  The NHL announced the recipients for the Lester Patrick Award.  The winners were Dan Kelly, Lou Nanne and Bud Poile and the late Lynn Patrick.

2002:  Mike Leclerc scored a goal and added three assists, and Matt Cullen had four assists as the Mighty Ducks outshot the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 47-19 for a 5-0 victory.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere recorded his 12th career shutout.

2002:  Despite being outshot 34-15 by the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, backup goalie Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves to lead the Wild to a 2-1 victory.

2003:  Minnesota set a team record for fastest two goals on the road when Wes Walz and Alexandre Daigle scored in a span of :16 in the 3rd period of a 5-2 win at Phoenix, in the final game played at American West Arena.  Andrew Brunette added a goal and 2 assist

2009:  Defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored at 19:21 of the third period to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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