This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 2
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1935: Hibbing Memorial Arena opens becoming the first rink on the range with artificial ice.
1941: Boston’s Frank Brimsek became the second goaltender in franchise history to record 100 victories. The milestone came as the Bruins won 3-1 (in overtime) over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.
1955: Former NHL right winger Paul Holmgren born in St. Paul, MN. Holmgren played in the NHL 1975-76 through 1984-85 with Philadelphia and the Minnesota North Stars, and later became coach and general manager with Philadelphia and Hartford.
1964: Former NHL left winger Don Barber born in Victoria, B.C. Barber played in the NHL 1988-89 through 1991-92 with the Minnesota North Stars, Winnipeg, Quebec and San Jose.
1967: Minnesota North Stars named Bob Woytowich as their first team captain in franchise history.
1970: Jude Drouin had three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-2 win over the California Golden Seals, at the Met Center.
1972: Dennis Hextall scored a goal and three assists as the Minnesota North Stars extended their team-record home undefeated streak to 9 straight games (8-0-1) with an 8-6 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
1972: Former NHL right winger Sergei Zholtok born in Riga, Soviet Union. Zholtok played in the NHL 1992-93 through 2003-04 with Boston, Ottawa, the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton, the Minnesota Wild and Nashville.
1978: Gary Sargent scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Flames, at the Met Center.
1980: Former Wild right winger Joel Ward born in Chapleau, Ont.
1982: Willi Plett scored four goals (including his 4th career hat trick and his first with Minnesota) to lead the North Stars to a 6-3 win against the Blues, at St. Louis. Jordy Douglas and Al McAdam each picked up four assists.
1986 Minnesota’s Kent Nilsson scored twice to give him 250 career NHL goals, and added two assists as the North Stars won 5-4 at Buffalo.
1993: Toronto rookie Damian Rhodes improved to 5-0-0 at the start of his career when the Maple Leafs picked up a 4-2 win at St. Louis.
2000: Sergei Krivokrasov scored his first goal as a member of the Wild when Minnesota lost 3-2 against the Kings at Los Angeles.
2001: Lubomir Sekeras played in his 100th career NHL game as the Wild tied 4-4 with the visiting St. Louis Blues.
2006: Brian Rolston took 9 shots on goal for the Wild, scoring once in a 4-3 shootout loss in Dallas.
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