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1955:  Former NHL defenseman Udo Kiessling born in Crimmitschau, Germany. Kiessling played in the NHL 1981-82 with the Minnesota North Stars.

1969:  Former NHL left winger Reid Simpson born in Flin Flon, Man. Simpson played in the NHL 1991-92 through 2003-04 with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey, Chicago, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville.

1973:  Formal announcement made concerning the dedication, and initial enshrinement of Inaugural US Hockey Hall of Fame Museum members in Eveleth, MN to be held on June 21, 1973.

1974:  Former NHL defenseman Sylvain Blouin born in Montreal, Que. Blouin played in the NHL 1996-97 through 2002-03 with the New York Rangers, the Montreal Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild.

1975:  NHL center Todd White born in Kanata, Ont. White has played in the NHL since 1997-98 with Chicago, Philadelphia, Ottawa, the Minnesota Wild, Atlanta, and the New York Rangers.

1981:  Butch Goring scored twice as the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Finals at Naussau Coliseum, to win the 1981 Cup 4 games to 1 over the North Stars, and marked the Islanders second straight NHL championship. Goring won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP.

1991:  Pittsburgh set a Stanley Cup Finals' record with three goals in a two minute span during the first three minutes of the game, and went on to beat the North Stars 5-3 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, in Minnesota to even the series 2-2

2001:  Wild named Houston Aeros of the IHL as their primary developmental affiliate.  The affitilation marked the teams first time in the clubs eight year history that the Aeros had a working agreement with an NHL member club.

2010:  Jonathan Toews had two assists to set a Chicago playoff record with a point in his 12th straight playoff game and Dustin Byfuglien scored at 12:24 of OT as the Blackhawks beat the visiting Sharks 3-2 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

2012:  Minneapolis, MN native Zach Parise had two goals and an assist to lead the Devils to a 4-1 win over the visiting Rangers in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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