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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 6

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1957:  Former NHL defenseman Bill Stewart born in Toronto, Ont.  Stewart played in the NHL 1977-78 through 1985-86 with Buffalo, St. Louis, Toronto and the Minnesota North Stars.  He also later coached the New York Islanders.
1971:  Minnesota North Stars purchased veteran Dean Prentice from the Pitt. Penguins.

1976:  Minnesota North Stars’ rookie Roland Eriksson tied an NHL record with four assists in his first NHL game, a 6-5 loss to the Rangers; he tied the mark set in 1953 by Detroit’s Earl ‘Dutch’ Reibel.

1976:  Tim Young scored two goals and two assists, and Roland Eriksson had four assists as the Minnesota North Stars lost 6-5 to the Rangers, at New York.

1982:  Dino Ciccarelli scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-4 win over the Jets, at Winnipeg.

1988:  Brian Sutter coached his first NHL game, an 8-3 St. Louis Blues’ win over the North Stars at Minnesota.

1988:  Minnesota North Stars named Curt Fraser, Bob Rouse and Curt Giles as co-captains of the team.

1990:  Defenseman Phil Housley scored a goal and added two assists in the second period, in his first game as a member of the Winnipeg Jets, to lead the team to a 3-3 tie at Edmonton.

1999:  Florida Panthers set a team record for fastest three goals when Viktor Kozlov, Mark Parrish, and Pavel Bure scored in a span of 1:17 during the third period for a come-from-behind 4-2 win over the visiting L.A. Kings.  It was also their 100th home win.

2000:  The Minnesota Wild played there first regular season game on this date on the road vs. the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim where they lost 3-1.  The Wild’s lone goal, and first goal in Franchise history was scored by Marian Gaborik.

2001:  Steve Shields stopped 41 shots to record his first victory as a member of the Mighty Ducks, Matt Cullen scored twice and added an assist and Jeff Friesen had three assists in Anaheim’s 4-2 win at Pittsburgh.

2001:  Dwayne Roloson recorded his 3rd career shutout and Minnesota’s first ever against the Sharks, in his debut with the Minnesota Wild, a 0-0 tie in the season opener at San Jose. Roloson earned the tie despite the Wild being outshot 36-19 by the Sharks.

2007:  Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the 50th goal of his career, making him the 7th player in Wild history to score 50 goals with the team as Minnesota won 3-2 over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

2007:  St. Louis rookie Erik Johnson scored his first career NHL goal, and it was the game winner, and Andy Murray became the 4th coach in NHL history to face his son (Brady) in a game, as the Blues won 5-3 over the Kings at Los Angeles.

2009:  Andrew Brunette scored at 3:08 of overtime and Martin Havlat had three assists as the Minnesota Wild overcame a 3-0 third period deficit for the first time in franchise history to beat the visiting Anaheim Ducks 4-3.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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