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This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 27

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1958:  Kevin Constantine born in International Falls, MN.  Constantine coached in the league with Calgary, San Jose, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey, starting in in 1993-94.

1967:  Ray Cullen scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-3 tie with the Rangers, at New York.

1967:  North Stars traded five players to the Rochester Americans for Milan Marcetta and J.P. Parise.

1971:  Former NHL defenseman Mike Matteucci born in Trail, B.C.  Matteucci played in the NHL 2000-01 with the Minnesota Wild.

1972:  Minnesota North Stars set a team record with their 11th straight home victory, a 3-2 win over Montreal. The win also extended their home unbeaten streak to 13 straight games (12-0-1).

1975:  Former NHL defenseman Brad Brown born in Baie Verte, Nfld.  Brown played in the NHL 1996-97 through 2003-04 with Montreal, Chicago, the New York Rangers, the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo.

1977:  Pete LoPresti recorded his 5th (and final) career shutout as the Minnesota North Stars won 1-0 over St. Louis.

1980:  Steve Payne scored a goal and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 6-4 win over the Colorado Rockies in Minnesota.

1986:  Boston’s Reed Larson became the first American born player in NHL history to score 600 career points.  The Bruins’ defenseman set the new mark with an assist in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Kings.

1990:  Calgary’s Joel Otto picked up 24 penalty minutes in a 1-1 tie against visiting Edmonton.

2003:  Sean Hill broke Carolina’s 0-for-26 power-play slump, scoring twice with the man advantage, including the game winning goal 39 seconds into overtime, a 2-1 victory against the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

2003:  Mark Parrish scored twice, including the winning goal for the second straight night in the Islanders 3-1 win against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

2007:  Coyotes outshot the Wild 48-26, but Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom made 46 saves, and the Wild scored three power-play goals to win 3-2 atPhoenix.  Minnesota’s Mark Parrish scored his 200th career NHL goal.

2008:  Rookie Blake Wheeler scored twice in a 3:41 span in the second period to lead the Bruins to a 4-2 win at Carolina.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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