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1946:  NHL All-Star teams G-Bill Durnan D-Jack Crawford, Butch Bouchard C-Max Bentley RW-Maurice Richard LW-Gaye Stewart 2nd team G-Frank Brimsek D-Ken Reardon, Jack Stewart C-Elmer Lach RW-Bill Mosienko LW-Toe Blake

1980:  Minnesota North Stars tied a franchise playoff record with five goals in the second period (led by Glen Sharpley's goal and two assists) to beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 5-2 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.

1991:  Minnesota North Stars and the St. Louis Blues scored four power play goals each to set an NHL record for most PPG's in a playoff game. North Stars won the game 8-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the Norris Division Finals.

1991:  Minnesota's Mike Modano and Brian Glynn each scored twice and added an assist as the North Stars won 8-4 against the visiting St. Louis Blues, in Game 4 of the Norris Division Finals at Met Center.

2003:  Jamie Langenbrunner scored a goal and an assist 3:47 apart in the third period, and Martin Brodeur recorded his 16th career playoff shutout as the Devils beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

2012:  Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate; Houston Aeros fall 5-2 to the Oklahoma City Barons in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals - losing the season ending series 3 games to 1.

2014:  Minnesota Wild set a team record by allowing just 12 shots in the game (outshooting Colorado 32-12) and Jared Spurgeon set a team home playoff record by scoring just 3:47 into the game, a 2-1 win over the Wild in Game 4 of the First Round.

2015:  Minnesota Wild Goaltender - Devan Dubnyk was named as one of the finalists for the NHL's Vezina Trophy, given to the leagues top Goaltender whom is adjusted to be the best at this position.

2015:  Nino Niederreiter broke a 1-1 deadlock in the 2nd period with his goal vs. the St. Louis Blues, for his second goal of the series.  Niederreiters' three career playoff game-winning goals were the most in franchise history, surpassing Wes Walz and Mikael Granlund.

2015:  Minnesota Wild took a series lead (of any margin) into a NHL playoff game for the first time in franchise history going up on the St. Louis Blues 3 games to 2.

2016:  Despite two power play goals scored by Wilds' Jared Spurgeon in the third period, Minnesota Wild loses 5-4 to Dallas Stars in game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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