This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 6
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1938: Boston’s rookie goalie Frankie Brimsek recorded the shutout in a 2-0 Bruins’ win over the Black Hawks, at Boston Garden. It was Brimsek’s second straight shutout (and second career victory), and came in his third career NHL game.
1950: Former NHL defenseman Fred Barrett born in Ottawa, Ont. Barrett played in the NHL 1970-71 through 1983-84 with the Minnesota North Stars and Los Angeles.
1969: Claude Larose added three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-3 win over the Canadiens at Montreal.
1975: Minnesota goaltender Cesare Maniago recorded his 27th career shutout to lead the North Stars to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Scouts at the Met Center. Rookie Tim Young scored a goal and added two assists in the game.
1978: Los Angeles traded Steve Short to Detroit, in exchange for the rights to Steve Carlson.
1978: Minnesota goaltender Gilles Meloche recorded his 100th career victory, with a 4-0 North Stars win over the Kings at the Met Center. Rookie Bobby Smith scored two goals and an assist and Brad Maxwell had three assists.
1986: Bryan Erickson scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Kings to a 7-2 win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
1986: NHL defenseman Matt Niskanen born in Virginia, MN. Niskanen has played in the NHL since 2007-08.
1988: Edmonton traded Reed Larson to the New York Islanders in exchange for future considerations.
2003: Dwayne Roloson was named the #1 star of the game with 33 saves, and Christoph Brandner’s first period goal held up as the Wild skated to a 1-1 tie in Vancouver.
2005: Mike York scored twice and added three assists and Mark Parrish scored twice to give him 150 NHL goals (and 100 with the Islanders) in a 6-3 win over the Blues at St. Louis.
2008: Nashville rookie Pekka Rinne tied a team record for best start for a Predators’ goalie, by improving to 6-0-0, with a 1-0 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild. It was also his second shutout of the month. Josh Harding had 42 saves for the Wild.
2008: New Jersey Devils became just the second team in NHL history to win three overtime games in one road trip when Zach Parise scored just 31 seconds into OT for a 2-1 victory in Montreal.
2011: Rookie goalie Matt Hackett made 34 saves in his NHL debut as the Wild beat the Sharks 2-1 in San Jose.
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