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This Day in MN Hockey History: Feb. 15

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com

1941:  Frank Brimsek became the second goaltender to record 20 shutouts with Boston, as the Bruins extended their team-record undefeated streak to 21 straight games (14-0-7) with a 5-0 win over the Canadiens, at Montreal.

1942:  Chicago goalie Sam LoPresti recorded his 4th (and final) career shutout and Bob Carse had a goal and an assist in the Black Hawks’ 2-0 win against the visiting Boston Bruins.

1945:  The 1st MSHSL sanctioned MN State High School League Boys Hockey Tournament is born on this date at the St. Paul Auditorium.  The inaugural tournament is played from Feb. 15-17th.

1950:  Goaltender Frank Brimsek recorded his 39th career shutout in the Black Hawks’ 3-0 win over the Red Wings at Chicago Stadium.

1955:  Former NHL defenseman Russ Anderson born in Minneapolis, MN.  Anderson played in the NHL 1976-77 through 1984-85 with Pittsburgh, Hartford and Los Angeles.

1958:  Former North Stars left winger Tony McKegney born in Montreal, Que.  McKegney played in the NHL 1978-79 through 1991-92.

1959:  Former North Stars left winger Brian Propp born in Lanigan, Sask.  Propp played in the NHL 1979-80 thru 1993-94.

1969:  Walt McKechnie scored twice and added two assists in the Minnesota North Stars’ 6-2 win over the Red Wings at the Met Center.

1969:  Detroit Red Wings traded Danny Lawson and rights to Brian Conacher to the North Stars, in exchange for Wayne Connelly.

1981:  Paul Holmgren scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Flyers to a 5-5 tie against the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

1981:  Defenseman Curt Giles scored a goal and added three assists to lead the North Stars to a 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Minnesota.

1982:  Tom McCarthy scored two goals and added an assist to lead the North Stars to a 3-3 tie against the Maple Leafs, at Toronto.

1983:  Reed Larson became the first defenseman in Detroit history to score two career hat tricks, when he scored three goals as the Red Wings beat the Penguins 7-3, at Pittsburgh.

1984:  Brian Bellows scored a goal and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto.

1985:  Mark Pavelich, Mike Rogers and Ron Greschner combined to set a Rangers’ team record for fastest four goals, scoring 1:38 apart in the first period of New York’s 8-7 win over Edmonton.

1986:  Kent Nilsson scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-1 win over the visiting Hartford Whalers.

1987:  Dave Christian scored a goal and added two assists as the Capitals won 5-3 at Edmonton.

1990:  Minnesota’s Mike Gartner scored his 15th career hat trick as the North Stars won 6-3 against the Los Angeles Kings.

1992:  Minnesota North Stars retired Bill Goldsworthy’s uniform #8 in a pre game ceremony before a 5-2 win against Pittsburgh.

1994:  Cities Hockey Inc. (Ownership group of the Minnesota Arctic Blast) enters into a partnership with Minnesota Metro In-Line Hockey, the governing body of amateur roller hockey in Minnesota.

2004:  Defenseman Paul Martin became the first New Jersey Devils rookie to get a regular season overtime goal, when he scored at 3:53 of OT and added an assist in a 3-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com,
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