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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 14

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1971:  Tom Reid scored a penalty shot goal (The first successful penalty shot goal in Stars History) in the third period to lead the North Stars to a 1-1 tie against the Canadiens at the Met Center.

1973: The Saint Paul Vulcans open their inaugural season in the Midwest Junior Hockey League.

1976:  Former NHL defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist born in Umea, Sweden.  Tjarnqvist played in the NHL 2001-02 through 2008-09 with Atlanta, the Minnesota Wild, Edmonton and Colorado.

1979:  Minnesota’s rookie defenseman Craig Hartsburg scored the first goal of his NHL career, in a 5-4 North Stars’ win in Buffalo.

1982:  Dino Ciccarelli and Mike Eaves each scored twice to lead the North Stars to a 6-2 win over Toronto in Minnesota.

1984:  NHL defenseman Matt Smaby born in Minneapolis, MN. Smaby has played in the NHL since 2007-08.

1984:  Detroit’s Reed Larson picked up an assist in a 6-4 loss at Buffalo to give him 451 career points, the most by any defenseman in Red Wings history.  He broke the record set by Red Kelly.

1987:  Dino Ciccarelli scored a goal and an assist to move past Bill Goldsworthy as the All Time point scoring leader of the Minnesota North Stars.  Ciccarelli’s points came in a 4-3 win over Toronto, and gave him 608 points, two more than Goldsworthy.

1989:  Brian Bellows scored twice as the North Stars won 3-2 over the Quebec Nordiques, in Minnesota.

1992:  Rookie Teemu Selanne scored his first career hat trick, and added an assist to lead the Jets to a 7-3 win over Edmonton in Winnipeg.  Phil Housley had three assists to reach the 500 assist mark in his career.

1999:  Atlanta Thrashers became the second modern NHL franchise to get a shutout for the first victory in team history, when goaltender Damian Rhodes led the team to a 2-0 win over the Islanders at Long Island.  It was Rhodes 12th and final career shutout.

2006:  Manny Fernandez got his 12th career shutout, and Brian Rolston scored twice and added an assist to lead the Wild to a 5-0 win over the visiting Blue Jackets.  The win gave the Wild a 5-0-0 start to the season, and 100 home wins in their history.

2007:  Rookie goalie Josh Harding made a career-high 37 saves to record his third career shutout as the Wild won 2-0 over the Ducks at Anaheim.  Minnesota’s 5-0 start left the Wild as the NHL’s only team without a loss.

2008:  Antti Miettinen had two goals and an assist in a 4-2 win at Atlanta to become the first player in Minnesota franchise history (eight years) to score goals in each of his first two games with the team.

2010:  Minnesota scored 4 power play goals to beat the Oilers for the 14th straight time on home ice, and Niklas Backstrom improved to 12-0-0 lifetime at home against Edmonton, with a 4-2 victory for the Wild. Mikko Koivu led the way with 2 goals and an assist.


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