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1941:  Former NHL center Bryan Hextall, Jr. born in Winnipeg, Man. Hextall played in the NHL 1962-63 through 1975-76 with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Detroit and the Minnesota North Stars.

1954:  Former NHL goalie Pete LoPresti born in Virginia, Minnesota. LoPresti played in the NHL 1974-75 through 1980-81 with the Minnesota North Stars and Edmonton.

1984:  New York Rangers traded Rob McClanahan to Detroit in exchange for future considerations.

1991:  Minnesota North stars tied a franchise playoff record for most shorthanded goals in a game, with 2 in a 6-4 loss at Pittsburgh, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Pittsburgs' Civic Arena.  Penguins took a 3 games to 2 series lead in the win.

1991:  Pittsburgh took a 4-0 lead in the first 13:41 of play, then held on for a 6-4 win over the Minnesota North Stars, in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. It was the fastest 4-0 lead in Finals history. Larry Murphy tied a team playoff record with 4 assists.

1996:  Mighty Ducks of Anaheim signed free agent Dan Trebil.

2003:  Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice in a span of 1:54 in the 2nd period, and Jeff Friesen scored the game winning goal with 2:14 remaining in regulation, to give the Devils a 3-2 win at Ottawa, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

2010:  Chicago over came a 2-0 deficit halfway through the game and Dustin Byfuglien scored his third game winning goal of the series as the Blackhawks completed a sweep with a 4-2 win over the visiting Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conf. Finals.

2012:   Minnesota Wild signed 2010 first round draft pick Mikael Granlund to a three-year entry-level contract.

2012:  White Bear Lake, MN native Ryan Carter scored the game winner with 4:24 left in regulation as the Devils beat the Rangers 5-3 in New York in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History