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This Day in MN Hockey History: Nov. 24

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1940:  Former North Stars center Murray Hall born in Kirkland Lake, Ont.  Hall played in the NHL 1961-62 through 1971-72.

1974:  Minnesota’s Dennis Hextall scored a goal and added three assists in the North Stars’ 4-4 tie against the Capitals at Washington.

1977:  Andre Beaulieu took over as the Minnesota North Stars’ Head Coach, replacing Ted Harris.

1980:  Former Wild right winger Branko Radivojevic born in Piestany, Czech.  Radivojevic played in the NHL 2001-02 through 2007-08.

1981  Former Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster born in Carp, Ont.  Foster has played in the NHL since 2002-03.

1982:  Tom McCarthy scored twice and added two assists, as the North Stars lost 8-5 to the Rangers at New York.  All Minnesota goals were scored in the second period.

1982:  Rangers’ Rob McClanahan scored his first career hat trick when New York won 8-5 over the visiting Minnesota North Stars.

1989:  Brian Bellows became the 4th player to score 500 points as a member of the Minnesota North Stars, with two goals and an assist in a 7-6 win against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

2000:  Minnesota goalie Manny Fernandez recorded the first shutout victory in franchise history (and the second of his NHL career) and Stacy Roest had two assists as the Wild won 2-0 over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

2001:  Mark Parrish scored his 3rd career hat trick and added an assist in the Islanders 5-3 win over the visiting Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

2006:  Minnesota’s rookie goalie Niklas Backstrom recorded his first career NHL shutout and the Wild registered their first ever shutout against Phoenix, a 4-0 win over the visiting Coyotes.

2007:  Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom made 40 saves, and Branko Radivojevic scored the game-winning goal with 1:53 remaining in regulation as the Wild won 4-3 against the Predators at Nashville.

2007:  New Jersey Devils recorded their 900th win since moving to New Jersey and Jamie Langenbrunner tied a team record by assiting on his sixth straight goal (over three games) in a 3-2 win over the Lightning at Tampa Bay.

2008:  Minnesota rookie Cal Clutterbuck scored his first two career NHL goals to lead the Wild to a 4-3 win over the visiting Washington Capitals.  The victory improved the Wild’s all-time record at home against the Caps to 5-0.

2010:  Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck set a team record by recording 12 hits, and moved to the top of the NHL’s hit leaders with 94 during a 6-1 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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