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1957:  Former NHL defenseman Keith Hanson born in Ada, Minnesota. Hanson played in the NHL 1983-84 with Calgary.

1965:  City of Edina approved funding of $450,000 of a future ice arena, with seating for over 3,300 near the Braemar area in Edina, MN.  The (future named Braemar arena) proved to be a history laden building and was used by all Lake Conference teams when opened, and remains in operation today for home ice of Edina Hornets historic boys and girls hockey teams.

1991:  Minnesota North Stars lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 5 of the Norris Division Finals at St. Louis Arena, led by Blues Dan Quinns' 1 goal and 3 assists.  Mike Modano and Brian Propp each had 1 goal for the North Stars in the road loss.

1992:  NHL right wing Brett Bulmer born in Prince George, B.C. Bulmer has played in the NHL since 2011-12 with Minnesota.

2003:  New Jersey's Jamie Langenbrunner scored his second straight game-winning goal at 2:09 of overtime (and became the first in team history to get 4 GWG's in one year) in a 3-2 win over the visiting Lightning, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

2010:  Minnesota Wild signed free agent forward Jarod Palmer, who had been playing with Miami (Ohio) University.

2015:  Led by Bloomington, MN native - Zach Parises' two goals, Minnesota Wild defeated the visiting St. Louis Blues (4-1), 4 games to 2 in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and set-up a 2nd round match-up with conference rivals Chicago Blackhawks for the 3rd straight post-season.  With the two goals, Parise recorded his 5th career multi-goal playoff game and led the Wild in point (7 goals and 3 assists), and was named the #1 Star of the Night.

2015:  Minnesota Wild clinched a postseason series victory on home ice, and before a game 7 for the 1st time in franchise history.  They entered the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-5 all-time series record, with three series-clinching wins on the road in a game 7.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History