This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 7
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1938: Former NHL defenseman Gary Bergman born in Kenora, Ont. Bergman played in the NHL 1964-65 through 1975-76 with Detroit, the Minnesota North Stars and Kansas City.
1978: The Minnesota North Stars faced off against their NHL counterparts in fall exhibition games vs the WHA in games played from 72-78. The North Stars-9 vs. Edmonton Oilers-3 was played on this date.
1983: The North Stars and Vancouver Canucks set a Stars record with seven power play goals.
1985: Minnesota North Stars claimed defenseman Dave Langevin from the New York Islanders in the NHL Waiver Draft.
1994: The Minnesota Moose expansion team in the IHL played their first home-game in franchise history at the St. Paul Civic Center vs. the visiting Milwaukee Admirals.
1997: Damian Rhodes was in goal as the Ottawa Senators picked up their first shutout against the Sharks, a 1-0 victory in San Jose. It was his 4th career shutout.
2000: Jim Dowd scored his first goal as a member of the Wild when Minnesota lost 4-1 against the Coyotes at Phoenix.
2001: Wild scored a power play goal, a shorthanded goal, an even-strength goal & a penalty shot goal (the 1st in team history, by Sebastien Bordeleau) in a 4-3 win over the Kings, in Los Angeles. Manny Fernandez made a save on a Ziggy Palffy Palffy penalty shot
2006: Brian Rolston scored the winning goal with 1:11 left in regulation, and the Wild tied a team record with five power-play goals, in a 6-5 win over the visiting Nashville Predators.
2010: To open the 2010/2011 season the Minnesota Wild faced off against the Carolina Hurricaines at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki (Finland) before 12,355 spectators. The Hurricaines defeated the Wild 4-3 behind Brandon Sutters two goals, and Jussi Jokinen goal and an assist for the Hurricaines,
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