This Day in MN Hockey History: Jan. 18
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1941: Frank Brimsek recorded his 18th career shutout in a 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto. Dit Clapper became the first player in Boston Bruins history to score 200 goals in this win over the Leafs as well.
1946: Former NHL goalie Fern Rivard born in Grand Mere, Que. Rivard played in the NHL 1968-69 through 1974-75 with the Minnesota North Stars.
1951: Former NHL assistant coach Dean Blais born in International Falls, MN. Blais served as assistant coach in the league with Columbus, starting in 2000-01.
1968: Minnesota North Stars’ Mike McMahon set a franchise record for most penalty minutes in a period (20) and most PIM in a game (22) in a 4-2 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
1976: Stan Gilbertson scored four goals, including his second (and final) career hat trick (& his only one with Pittsburgh) and added an assist in the Penguins 8-3 win over the visiting NY Rangers.
1983: NHL defenseman Jaime Sifers born in Stratford, Conn. Sifers has played in the NHL since 2008-09 with Toronto and the Minnesota Wild.
1985: New Jersey’s Aaron Broten scored his first career hat trick as the Devils lost 9-6 to the visiting New York Rangers.
1986: Neal Broten had a goal and two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto.
1987: Dave Christian scored two goals and added an assist as the Capitals won 6-1 at New Jersey.
1989: Phil Housley played in his 500th career NHL game as the Sabres tied 3-3 with the visiting Minnesota North Stars.
1990: Minnesota’s Brian Bellows picked up four assists, and rookie Mike Modano had two goals and an assist as the North Stars won 7-4 over the visiting Quebec Nordiques.
1992: MVP Brett Hull scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Campbell Conference to a 10-6 win over the Wales Conference in the NHL All Star Game at Philadelphia. It was the first penalty free game in All Star history.
1993: Winnipeg’s Phil Housley set a Jets’ team record for defensemen with five assists as the Jets overcame a 3-goal deficit in the third period for an 8-7 win over the visiting Whalers.
2002: Filip Kuba tied a team record for most goals in a game by a defenseman, when he scored two power-play goals in the second period to lead the Wild to a 3-1 win against the Blue Jackets at Columbus. Goaltender Manny Fernandez also picked up his 9th win of the season in this same game stopping 26 of 27 shots faced in his 100th career NHL game.
2007: Jason Smith and Toby Petersen scored 27 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the second period, and Ryan Smyth scored two straight goals in the third and added an assist as the Oilers won 4-1 against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
2011: Minnesota’s Brent Burns recorded the first ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ in team history (with a goal, an assist and a fight) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard picked up his 200th assist with the Wild along with a goal in a 4-1 victory at Edmonton.
2014: The 7th annual Hockey Day Minnesota was held on this day in the historic Handke pit of Elk River, MN. FOX Sports North in conjunction with the Minnesota Wild announced that the 7th annual Hockey Day Minnesota featured a first with the entire day broadcast on FOX Sports 2 – National TV. The days night-cap featured the Minnesota Wild vs. the Dallas Stars with Nate Prosser, of Elk River MN scoring the game-winning goal in OT that couldn’t have been scripted any better!
2014: Former University of Minnesota Gopher standout hockey player; Eric Haula scored his first NHL goal on Hockey Day Minnesota vs. the visiting Dallas Stars.
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