This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 27
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1938: Boston Bruins signed goaltender Frankie Brimsek.
1954: Former NHL left winger Richard Nantais born in Repentigny, Que. Nantais played in the NHL 1974-75 through 1976-77 with the Minnesota North Stars.
1958: Former NHL left winger Brian MacLellan born in Guelph, Ontario. MacLellan played in the NHL 1982-83 through 1991-92 with Los Angeles, the New York Rangers, the Minnesota North Stars, Calgary and Detroit.
1965: Former NHL player Larry DePalma born in Trenton, Mi. DePalma played in the NHL 1985-86 through 1993-94 with the Minnesota North Stars, San Jose and Pittsburgh.
1965: Former NHL right winger Paul Broten born in Roseau, MN. Broten played in the NHL 1989-90 through 1995-96 with the New York Rangers, Dallas and St. Louis.
1976: Pierre Jarry scored two goals and an assist and Tim Young had a goal and two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-3 win against the Maple Leafs, at Toronto.
1978: NHL center Toby Petersen born in Minneapolis, MN. Petersen has played in the NHL since 2000-01 with Pittsburgh, Edmonton, and Dallas.
1979: Steve Payne scored his second career hat trick to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 7-2 win against the NY Rangers.
1987: Keith Acton and Brian Lawton each scored twice to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-3 win, at St. Louis.
1991: Winnipeg Jets rookie Stu Barnes scored his first two career NHL goals and added an assist and defenseman Phil Housley had a goal and three assists as the Jets won 6-5 over the visiting Washington Capitals.
2000: Darby Hendrickson and Filip Kuba scored in the first period as Minnesota won 3-1 against the visiting Calgary Flames, despite getting only 13 shots on goal. Manny Fernandez recorded his first victory with the team.
2002: Trailing 3-1 midway through the final period, the Wild got two late goals to tie the Avalanche 3-3 in Colorado, despite being outshot 45-16. Dwayne Roloson made 42 saves for Minnesota.
2006: Minnesota’s Brian Rolston set a team with 11 shots in the game (and scored once) and Mikko Koivu scored the lone goal in a shootout to lead the Wild to a 3-2 win against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
2008: Minnesota Wild went their seventh straight game from the start of the season without allowing a power play goal, in a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The win extended Niklas Backstrom’s unbeaten streak (over two seasons) to 11-0-1.
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