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1968:  Minnesota North Stars picked up their first road playoff victory in team history, 9-4 in Los Angeles, in Game 7 of the West Division Semi-Finals. Milan Marcetta scored 2 goals and 2 assists and Dave Balon had a goal and 3 assists, to lead the scoring.

1983:  NHL center Cody McCormick born in London, Ont. McCormick has played in the NHL since 2003-04 with Colorado, Buffalo, and Minnesota.

1984:  Don Beaupre recorded his first career playoff shutout as the North Stars won 6-0 over St. Louis in Game 5 of the Norris Division Finals, in Minnesota. North Stars went on to win the Division Finals in seven games.

1985:  Tony McKegney scored twice and had an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to an 8-5 win against the Black Hawks in Game 1 of the Norris Division Finals, at Chicago.

1991:  Minnesota North Stars defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in Game-1 of the Norris Division Finals at St. Louis Arena behind Stars goals by Shane Churla and Dave Gagner.

1998:  Mighty Ducks got four goals from rookies, and Matt Cullen tied a team rookie record when his two assists (in a 4-1 win at Los Angeles) gave him 21 for the season; he matched the record set by Paul Kariya in 1994-95.

1999:  Rookie Jason Blake scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game, a 3-2 loss to the visiting St. Louis Blues, in the final regular season game at the Forum in Los Angeles.

2006:  Matt Cullen took 9 shots for the Hurricanes, but went scoreless in a 4-0 loss vs Buffalo.

2007:  New Jersey's Zach Parise became the first player in team playoff history to score in each of the team's first 4 games in one year and Scott Gomez scored at 12:54 of OT in a 4-3 win at Tampa Bay, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.

2013:  Minnesota Wild announced that it's AHL affiliate would relocate from Houston, Texas (Houston Aeros) to Des Moines, Iowa starting in 2013-14, and renamed the (Iowa Wild).

2013:  Robbinsdale, MN native Blake Wheeler had a goal and two and Minneapolis native Dustin Byfuglien scored at 1:23 of overtime to give the Jets a 4-3 win over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History