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This Day in MN Hockey History: Nov. 13

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1936:  Former North Stars center Len Lunde born in Campbell River, B.C.  Lunde played in the NHL 1958-59 through 1970-71.

1938:  Former North Stars defenseman Wayne Hillman born in Kirkland Lake, Ont.  Hillman played in the NHL 1960-61 through 1972-73.

1949:  Montreal Canadiens’ goalie Bill Durnan and Black Hawks’ Frank Brimsek dueled to a 0-0 scoreless tie in a game played at Chicago.  It was Brimsek’s 37th career shutout and the 29th for Durnan.

1968:  Claude Larose and Danny O’Shea each scored a goal and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 4-3 win against the Flyers, in Minnesota. Jim Johnson had two goals and an assist for Philadelphia.

1973:  Minnesota’s forward Danny Grant set a franchise record by scoring the North Stars’ fifth straight goal, over a three game period.  The record came in a 5-2 loss at Pittsburgh.

1974:  Fred Stanfield scored his second career hat trick (and his first with Minnesota) and added an assist in the North Stars’ 7-4 win against Detroit, at the Met Center.

1980:  Winnipeg rookie Dave Christian scored twice and added two assists as the Jets tied 5-5, at Boston.

1984:  Neal Broten picked up three assists as the Minnesota North Stars tied 3-3 with the Capitals at Washington.

1986:  New York Rangers traded Bob Brooke to the Minnesota North Stars for Curt Giles and Tony McKegney.

1987:  Dino Ciccarelli became the leading goal scorer in Minnesota North Stars’ history, recording his 267th and 268th career goals in a 5-4 win at Buffalo.

1990:  Brian Bellows scored once and took 9 shots on goal for the Minnesota North Stars in a 4-1 loss vs Pittsburgh.

2001:  Minnesota’s Marian Gaborik scored his first career hat trick on 8 shots as the Wild set a team record for most shots in a home game, with 39 in a 4-2 win over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers.

2003:  Minnesota Wild claimed center Jason Wiemer off waivers from the New York Islanders.

2006:  NHL Hockey Hall of Fame inducted its newest members: Players: Patrick Roy and Dick Duff, Coach: Herb Brooks, and Builder: Harley Hotchkiss.

2008:  Rookie defenseman Alex Goligoski scored in the sixth round of the shootout (his first career shootout) to give the Penguins a 5-4 win over the visiting Flyers.

2008:  Niklas Backstrom had his 11th career shutout as the Wild tied an NHL record for largest shutout victory with all goals coming on the power play, in a 4-0 win over the visiting Phoenix Coyotes. Marek Zidlicky had 2 goals and an assist.

2009:  Kyle Okposo picked up an assist then scored the game winning goal with 14.4 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 win in Carolina, and sending the Hurricanes to their 14th straight loss (0-10-4).

2010:  Tomas Vanek scored twice including the game winner 4:00 into overtime and Jordan Leopold picked up three assists give the Sabres a 3-2 win over the visiting Washington Capitals.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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