1931: Chuck Gardiner recorded the first playoff shutout in Blackhawks history, 2-0 over the visiting New York Rangers, in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Semi-Final Series. Doc Romnes led the scoring with a goal and an assist.
1939: 23-year-old goaltender Frank Brimsek was named winner of the Calder Trophy (as NHL Rookie of the Year) for the 1938-39 season. He finished with a record of 33-9-1 with Boston, becoming the first Bruins player to win the award.
1962: Former NHL goalie Jon Casey born in Grand Rapids, MN. Casey played in the NHL 1983-84 thru 1996-97 with the North Stars, Boston and St. Louis.
1970: Minnesota's Gump Worsley became the sixth goaltender in NHL history to record 300 career victories. The 300th win milestone came in a N-Stars' 8-3 win over the Oakland Seals. Danny Lawson led the scoring with a goal and two assists.
1977: Minnesota rookie Roland Eriksson had a goal and an assist as the North Stars beat the visiting Cleveland Barons for the first time in team history, winning 4-2.
1978: Tom Younghans scored two goals and added an assist as the N-Stars lost 7-3 to the Barons, at Cleveland.
1981: Paul Holmgren scored his 100th career NHL goal and Bobby Clarke added his 700th career assist as the Flyers won 4-1 against the Whalers.
1986: Dino Ciccarelli scored his 11th career hat trick as the North Stars recorded the 200th road victory in franchise history, 5-4 against the Red Wings at Detroit.
1986: Aaron Broten and John MacLean each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Devils to a 3-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.
1988: Dave Barr scored a goal and added an assist as the Red Wings tied 2-2 at Washington. Dave Christian scored a goal and added an assist for the Capitals.
1988: New Jersey's Aaron Broten had two assists and tied a franchise record with his 56th assist of the season in a 4-0 win over the visiting Penguins.
1992: Defenseman Phil Housley scored a goal and added three assists to lead the Jets to a 6-5 win over the San Jose Sharks, in Winnipeg.
1996: Bill Goldsworthy died on this date of complications from AIDS, the first professional hockey player publicly known to have the disease. He was diagnosed in Nov. 1994, and told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1995 that his health problems stemmed from 'drinking and promiscuity'. He is buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls, MN.
2001: The Women's World Hockey Championships are held in Minnesota. Six players from team USA are from Minnesota. Krissy Wendell, from Brooklyn Park, MN scores two goals in team USA's shutout of Russia in the Championship game.
2004: Trent Klatt picked up his 200th career NHL assist during a 2-1 Kings' loss to the Avalanche, in Colorado.
2004: Jacques Lemaire became the second coach in NHL history to appear in 800 games behind the bench after previously playing in 800 (or more) NHL games when the Wild lost 5-3 in Detroit.
2006: Minnesota's Brian Rolston tied a team record by scoring a goal in his 5th straight game, a 2-1 loss at Vancouver.
2009: Minnesota's Marek Zidlicky tied a team record for defensemen with his 28th assist of the year, in a 3-2 win at Edmonton.
2011: Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Wild tied a franchise record with their 19th road victory of the season, a 3-2 win at St. Louis.
2012: For the first time since they were taken to Dallas, the MN North Stars were 'Back on Home Ice' for the first-ever alumni reunion weekend held March 29-31, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center during the Wild vs. Panthers game.
2012: Mikko Koivu set a MN record by scoring the fastest overtime goal in team history, connecting just :15 into OT to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the visiting Florida Panthers.
2014: Minnesota Wild left-winger and Minneapolis, MN native Zach Parise scored twice in the third period to give him 239 NHL goals (breaking the family mark of 238 set by his father J.P.) and Ilya Bryzgalov improved to 3-0-2 since joining Minnesota as the Wild came from behind for a 3-1 win at Phoenix.
2015: Winnipeg Jets Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (Roseau, MN) had 2 goals to earn the #1 Star of the Night in the Jets' 4-3 loss to Chicago Blackhawks. Jets Forward, and Plymouth, MN native - Blake Wheeler also had 1 goal to earn the #2 Star of the Night in the loss.
Tag(s): This Day In MN History