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April 12th

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1954:  Former NHL defenseman Dave Hanson born in Cumberland, Wisconsin. Hanson played in the NHL 1978-79 through 1979-80 with Detroit and the Minnesota North Stars.

1970:  Goaltender Cesare Maniago recorded the first playoff shutout in Minnesota North Stars history, a 4-0 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

1979:  Tom Gorence and Reggie Leach each scored two goals to lead the Flyers to a 6-4 playoff win against the Canucks, at Vancouver in Game 2 of the Preliminary Round.

1984:  Dino Ciccarelli scored a goal and added an assist as the North Stars won 2-1 over the Blues in Game 1 of the Norris Division Finals, in Minnesota.

1988:  Aaron Broten scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Devils to a 4-2 win over the Islanders, at Long Island in Game 5 of the Patrick Division Semi-Finals.

1991:  Minnesota's Jon Casey recorded his first career playoff shutout, and Brian Bellows tied a team record with four assists and the North Stars set a team record with five power play goals in a 6-0 win at Chicago, in Game 5 of the Norris Division Semi-Finals.

2003:  Trent Klatt and Ed Jovanovski scored power-play goals to lead the Canucks to a 2-1 win over the visiting St. Louis Blues, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals.

2007:  New Jersey's Zach Parise scored two goals, including the game-winner, and Scott Gomez had three assists in a 5-3 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.

2011:  Minnesota Wild signed free agent Chay Genoway, following his career at the Univeristy of North Dakota.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History