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This Day in MN Hockey History: Jan. 9

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1938:  Mike Karakas recorded his 15th career shutout as the Chicago Black Hawks became the seventh team in league history to win 200 NHL games when they beat the visiting Montreal Maroons 1-0.

1958:  Former NHL center Rob McClanahan born in St. Paul, Minnesota. McClanahan played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1983-84 with Buffalo, Hartford, the New York Rangers and Detroit.

1970:  Former NHL right winger Scott Pellerin born in Shediac, N.B. Pellerin played in the NHL 1992-93 through 2003-04 with New Jersey, St. Louis, the Minnesota Wild, Carolina, Boston, Dallas and Phoenix.

1980:  Bobby Smith scored two goals and added an assist to lead the North Stars to a 6-2 win against the Hartford Whalers in Minnesota. The win extended the North Stars’ home unbeaten streak to 13 straight games (10-0-3).

1983:  Paul Holmgren had the second (and final) four point night of his NHL career, with a goal and three assists, as the Flyers beat the visiting Hartford Whalers, 8-4.

1983:  Defenseman Mike Ramsey scored twice and added two assists as the Sabres won 7-2 over the Los Angeles Kings in Buffalo.

1983:  Reed Larson tied a Red Wings’ record for most assists by a defenseman in one game, picking up four in Detroit’s 4-3 win against the Oilers at Edmonton.

1983:  Minnesota’s Dino Ciccarelli scored his 100th career NHL goal when the North Stars lost 6-3 at Chicago.

1984:  NHL center Travis Morin born in Minneapolis, Minn. Morin has played in the NHL since 2010-11 with Dallas.

1990:  Minnesota North Stars rookie Link Gaetz picked up 23 penalty minutes in a 9-0 loss in Detroit.

2006:  Minnesota’s Daniel Tjarnqvist played against his brother Daniel for the first time in the NHL, as the Wild lost 2-1 to the visiting Dallas Stars.

2010:  Matt Hendricks scored the deciding goal in the 11th round of the shootout after rookie Matt Duchene scored twice in regulation as the Avalanche beat the Sabres 4-3 in Buffalo.

2010:  Zach Parise scored 2:38 into overtime to give the Devils a 2-1 victory in Montreal. It was his sixth OT goal in the last three seasons.

2010:  Minnesota Wild overcame a 5-1 deficit in the 3rd period, and Mikko Koivu and Owen Nolan scored in the shootout to give for a 6-5 win over the visiting Blackhawks; it was the first time ever that the Wild got points in a game they trailed by 4 goals.

2010:  Andrew Brunette became the third player to score 250 points as a member of the Minnesota Wild; he reached the milestone with an assist in a 6-5 win over the visiting Blackhawks.

2012:  Columbus Blue Jackets fired head coach Scott Arniel and named Todd Richards as his interim replacement.

2014:  Minnesota Wild rookie winger, and former University of Minnesota Duluth player Justin Fontaine became the first rookie in Minnesota Wild history to record a hat-trick vs. the Phoenix Coyotes en-route to a Minnesota Wild 4-1 win to become the games first star in Glendale Arizona.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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