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1898:  Former NHL defenseman Ivan Wilfed "Ching" Johnson born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Johnson played in the USAHA/AHA with Eveleth Reds, and Minneapolis Millers before starring in the NHL 1925-26 through 1936-37 with N.Y. Rangers.

1947:  Frankie Brimsek's 33rd career shutout led the Bruins to a 1-0 win over Montreal in Boston.  Brimsek made just 19 saves, as the Bruins snapped an 0-3-4 winless streak.

1969:  Boston Bruins improved to 5-0-1 all-time at home against Minnesota with a 2-2 tie against the North Stars. Cesare Maniago made 42 saves for the losing North Stars.

1982:  Los Angeles Kings obtained Rick Blight from Edmonton in exchange for Alan Hangsleben.

1983:  Al MacAdam scored two goals and added an assist as the North Stars won 7-2 against the Red Wings, in Minnesota.

1991:  St. Louis Blues became just the second post-1967 expansion team to win 500 home games, 6-1 over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.  Dave Christian had two assists in the game to give him 400 career assists.

2000:  Minnesota Wild beat the Blackhawks for the third consecutive time to win their season series, 3-games-to-1 with a 4-2 victory at Chicago.

2002:  Minnesota's Marian Gaborik became just the fourth player in NHL history to score five career hat tricks before age 21, when he scored three times in a 4-2 win over the Canucks, in Vancouver.

2006:  Mikko Koivu and Brian Rolston each scored power-play goals in regulation, and both scored in the shootout to lead the Wild to a 3-2 win against the visiting Calgary Flames.

2011:  Carolina's Edina, MN native Jamie McBain became the first defenseman in team history to score a goal with assists from two defensemen when the Hurricanes won 5-3 in Edmonton.

2013:  Robbinsdale, MN native Blake Wheeler scored his 100th career NHL goal and added an assist on Mark Scheifele’s first NHL overtime goal (at 1:04 of OT) to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 win at Tampa Bay.

2016:  Former Minnesota Wild enforcer - John Scott officially announced his retirement via the "The Players' Tribune" website after 10 years in the league with; Minnesota Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, Sharks, Coyotes and Canadiens.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History