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This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 6

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

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.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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