This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 21
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1967: Metropolitan Sports Center opened in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the North Stars won their first home game, taking what would be a team-record 53 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Seals, before a crowd of 12,951. Bill Goldsworthy scored the first goal at Met Center at 8:23 of the second period as the North Stars went on to defeating the visiting Seals.
1978: The US Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined it’s sixth-year members since opening in 1973 on this date in Eveleth, MN. Inducted were: Administrators: Donald Clark.Players: Herbert Nelson & Peter Bessone.
1989: Brian Bellows took 9 shots on goal for the Minnesota North Stars in a 7-2 loss at Quebec.
1993: Dallas Stars set a franchise record for fastest four goals when Brent Gilchrist, Grant Ledyard, Neal Broten and Mike Craig combined to score four times in a span of 3:08 during a 6-5 overtime win at Ottawa.
1998: Defenseman Mike Crowley tied a team rookie record with three assists and Guy Hebert was in net as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim recorded their first ever home shutout against Boston, a 3-0 win over the visiting Bruins.
2006: Despite being outshot 32-18 by the Sharks, Minnesota’s Manny Fernandez made 31 saves, and Wes Walz scored his 100th NHL goal and added an assist as the Wild won 4-1 at San Jose.
2009: Mikko Koivu, playing in his first game since being named permanent Captain of the Wild, celebrated by assiting on the first goal, tying the game in the third period and scoring in the shootout for a 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.
2010: Former Oiler Kyle Brodziak scored twice in the first six minutes of the game to lead the Wild to a 4-2 victory at Edmonton.
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