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This Day in MN Hockey History: Feb. 5

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1937: Former NHL defenseman Larry Hillman born in Kirkland Lake, Ont. Hillman played in the NHL 1954-55 through 1972-73 with Detroit, Boston, Toronto, the Minnesota North Stars, Montreal, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Buffalo and Winnipeg.

1939: Boston’s Frank Brimsek recorded the 8th shutout of his rookie season in the Bruins’ 3-0 win at Chicago.

1973: Former NHL defenseman Richard Matvichuk born in Edmonton, Alta. Matvichuk played in the NHL 1992-93 through 2006-07 with Minnesota North Stars, Dallas and New Jersey.

1977: Roland Eriksson scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-5 tie against the Vancouver Canucks at the Met Center.

1980: Craig Hartsburgh, Gilles Meloche and Steve Payne represent the North Stars in the 1980 NHL All-Star game played in Detroit.

1981: Defenseman Reed Larson scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Red Wings to a 6-4 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

1988: Los Angeles traded Roseau, MN native Bryan ‘Butsy’ Erickson to Pittsburgh in exchange for Chris Kontos and Los Angeles’ sixth round draft choice in the 1988 Entry Draft (Micah Aivazoff).

1989: Brian Bellows scored twice and added an assist as the Minnesota North Stars won 5-3 over the Rangers at New York.

1994: Goaltender Jon Casey recorded his 14th career shutout, and Ray Bourque scored two goals and added an assist in the Bruins’ 4-0 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

1994: Tom Kurvers scored with 2:57 remaining in regulation to give the Mighty Ducks a 3-2 win over the Kings, in Los Angeles.

2003: Filip Kuba and Wes Walz scored three minutes apart early in the second period and Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves to lead the Wild to a 2-1 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

2008: Phoenix rookie Peter Mueller scored his second career hat trick, but the Coyotes lost 4-3 in the shootout to the Flames at Calgary.

2009: Avalanche tied the game three times in the final period for the first time in franchise history and Jordan Leopold scored in the 5th round of the shootout to beat the visiting Red Wings 6-5 in a shootout.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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