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This Day in MN Hockey History: Nov. 18

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1967:  Bill Goldsworthy scored twice in the Minnesota North Stars’ 2-2 tie against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

1968:  Former NHL defenseman Lubomir Sekeras born in Trencin, Czech.  Sekeras played in the NHL 2000-01 through 2003-04 with the Minnesota Wild and Dallas.

1971:  Tom Reid picked up three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh at the Met Center.

1975:  Minnesota North Stars ended their team-record 8 game road losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Blues, at St. Louis.

1978:  Glen Sonmor took over as the Minnesota North Stars’ Head Coach, replacing Harry Howell.

1979:  Grant Mulvey scored two goals and an assist, and Terry Ruskowski had a goal and two assists to lead the Black Hawks to a 3-3 tie against the North Stars, in Chicago.  Glen Sharpley scored a goal and two assists for Minnesota.

1981:  Bobby Smith and Steve Payne each scored a goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 6-4 win over the Jets at Winnipeg.

1981:  North Stars’ Bobby Smith scored his 100th career NHL goal and added two assists as Minnesota won 6-4 against the Jets, at Winnipeg.

1982:  Tom McCarthy had two assists to lead the North Stars to a 2-1 win over Buffalo in Minnesota.

1986:  Buffalo Sabres acquired Tom Kurvers from Montreal in exchange for a second round draft choice in 1988.

1987:  NHL right wing Cal Clutterbuck born in Welland, Ont.  Clutterbuck has played in the NHL since 2007-08 with the Minnesota Wild and N.Y. Islanders.

1989:  Minnesota’s Jon Casey got his 4th career shutout and Mike Gartner took 9 shots in the game as the North Stars had a 3-0 win over St. Louis.

1990:  Phil Housley picked up three assists in the third period to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues.

1992:  Russ Courtnall scored a goal and added two assists as the Minnesota North Stars began a team-record 7 game road winning streak, with a 5-4 win over the Capitals, at Washington.

1997:  Ottawa Senators traded Sean Hill to Carolina, in exchange for Chris Murray.

1999: The Minnesota Wild unveils it’s new logo and team sweater at the John Rose Oval in Roseville.

2000:  Minnesota rookies Lubomir Sekeras and Maxim Sushinsky each scored twice and Brad Bombadir set a team record for defensemen with 3 assists as the Wild set a team road record with 4 power play goals in a 6-1 victory at Boston.

2005:  Phoenix traded David Tanabe to Boston for Dave Scatchard.

2008:  Minnesota defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored the deciding goal in a shootout for the second straight game to lead the Wild to a 2-1 shootout win at Pittsburgh; he became just the 2nd defenseman to get the shootout winner two games in a row.

2009:  Florida Panthers outscored the Sabres 4-1 in the third period for a 6-2 win at Buffalo. Defenseman Keith Ballard led the Panthers with three assists.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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