This Day in MN Hockey History: Nov. 4
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1958: Former NHL left winger Ron Friest born in Windsor, Ont. Friest played in the NHL 1980-81 through 1982-83 with the Minnesota North Stars.
1968: John Muckler took over as the Minnesota North Stars’ head coach, replacing Wren Blair.
1971: Former NHL center Roman Simicek born in Ostrava, Czech. Simicek played in the NHL 2000-01 through 2001-02 with Pittsburgh and the Minnesota Wild.
1972: Minnesota began a team-record 11 game home winning streak, with a 5-3 win over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1983: Dave Christian had three assists, and Bengt Gustafsson scored twice, including the winner at 1:01 of OT to lead the Capitals to a 5-4 win over Vancouver in Washington.
1987: Defenseman Craig Hartsburg scored twice and added two assists to lead the North Stars to a 7-4 win over the Red Wings, in Minnesota.
1989: Jon Casey recorded his third career shutout and the Minnesota North Stars recorded the 400th home win in franchise history, 3-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks.
1989: Joel Otto and Gary Suter each scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Flames to a 7-3 win over the Devils, in Calgary.
2002: Marian Gaborik became the first player in Minnesota Wild history to get a power play goal, a shorthanded goal and an even-strength goal all in one game (his 3rd career hat trick) in a 5-2 win at Los Angeles; the win gave the Wild a 9-2-2 mark, best in NHL
2008: Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom made 46 saves in a 3-1 loss in San Jose.
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