This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 30
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1967: Minnesota North Stars hosted the Bruins for the first time in team history, and won 5-4 at the Met Center. The North Stars set a team record for fastest 3 goals when Bill Goldsworthy, Bill Masterton and J.P. Parise combined to score in a span of 3:40.
1969: Gerry Desjardins was in goal for the L.A. Kings’ first shutout ever against Minnesota, a 0-0 tie against the visiting North Stars. Fern Rivard picked up the shutout for Minnesota for the clubs first scoreless game.
1976: Tim Young and Roland Eriksson each had three assists as the Minnesota North Stars tied 5-5 with the Canadiens at Montreal.
1976: Former NHL defenseman David Cullen born in St. Catharines, Ont. Cullen played in the NHL 2000-01 through 2001-02 with Phoenix and the Minnesota Wild.
1980: Tom McCarthy scored a goal and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 6-5 win over the Flyers in Minnesota.
1981: Quebec Nordiques traded Robbie Ftorek to the NY Rangers in exchange for Jere Gillis and Dean Talafous (later changed to Pat Hickey – trade on 3/8/82 – when Talafous decided to retire).
1987: Minnesota’s Brian Bellows scored three goals (for his second career hat trick) and added an assist, and Dino Ciccarelli had a goal and three assists to lead the North Stars to a 6-4 win against the Blackhawks, at Chicago.
1987: Minnesota’s Dennis Maruk scored his 350th NHL career goal, and had an assist as the North Stars won 6-4, atChicago.
1991: Winnipeg Jets traded Warren Rychel to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Tony Joseph.
2003: Despite being outshot 40-18 by the Oilers, Manny Fernandez made 38 saves to lead the Wild to a 2-2 tie at Edmonton.
2008: Zach Parise scored his 20 goals (for the third straight NHL season) on New Jersey’s first shot, at 1:02 into the game, then added another goal as the Devils beat the Blues 4-3 in St. Louis.
2010: The Univeristy of Minnesota Duluth new home ice arena; Amsoil Arena opened in a game vs. UND.
2011: Benilde St. Margaret Sophomore, Jack ‘Jabby’ Jablonski, was chasing a puck behind the goal line when a check from behind sent him head first into the boards. His injury was severe: two broken vertebra and a severed spinal cord. Months later, the Jack Joblonki fund was created. Jack’s tragic incident birthed Jack’s Pledge, a grass-roots program aimed at enhancing safety in the game of hockey and forever changed the game of hockey in MN, and nationally.
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