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1964:  Former NHL center Perry Berezan born in Edmonton, Alta.  Berezan played in the NHL 1984-85 through 1992-93 with Calgary, San Jose and the Minnesota North Stars.

1979:  Steve Payne scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 6-1 win against Edmonton, at the Met Center.

1987:  Scott Bjugstad scored twice and added an assist, and Dino Ciccarelli had a goal and two assists as the Minnesota North Stars tied 4-4, at Calgary.

1992:  Minnesota North Stars extended their team-record road winning streak to 7 straight games, with a 7-5 win, at Quebec.

1992:  Ottawa's Mike Peluso became the first player in team history to pick up 100 penalty minutes in one season, when he got 5 PIM in a 3-2 win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

2001:  St. Louis Blues traded defenseman Sean Hill to Carolina in exchange for 27-year-old defenseman Steve Halko and a fourth-round pick in the 2001 entry draft.

2002:  Marian Gaborik took 8 shots on goal for the Wild, but went scoreless in a 1-1 tie in Calgary.

2005:  Rookie Brandon Bochenski scored his first career hat trick (tying a team rookie record for goals in a game) and added an assist in the Senators 6-3 win at Florida.  Ottawa outshot the Panthers 43-29.

2006:  Brian Rolston had a goal and an assist, and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in the sixth round of a shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.  Bouchards goal came in dramatic fashion in a 'spin-o-rama' & was voted by Wild fans as the #6 'moment' in the Wild's top ten of the decade (2000-2010).

2007:  Down 3-0 at the beginning of the second period, Zach Parise scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Devils to a 4-3 win against the visiting Boston Bruins.

2007:  Rookie Peter Mueller scored a goal and added two assists, his second three-point game in the Coyotes 4-1 win against the visiting Kings. Phoenix outshot Los Angeles 40-29.

2007:  New Jersey Devils named Jamie Langenbrunner as their new team captain, the eighth in franchise history.

2009:  Minnesota's Andrew Brunette had his third straight multiple-point game with a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win at Nashville.

2013:  Marco Scandella became the second defenseman in Minnesota history to score the go-ahead goal in the final two minutes of the third period, connecting at 18:12 of the third period to give the Wild a 4-3 win over the visiting Blackhawks.

2013:  South St. Paul, MN native Justin Faulk scored :23 into the game and Jeff Skinner scored the first career hat trick of his NHL career to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win at Nashville.

2014:  Minnesota's Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise tied a team record by scoring two power-play goals in a span of :11, during a 5-4 loss to the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History