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1969–70 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 3rd West
1969–70 record 19–35–22
Goals for 224
Goals against 257
General Manager Wren Blair
Coach Wren Blair
Captain Claude Larose
Alternate captains Ray Cullen
Leo Boivin
Arena Met Center
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Goldsworthy (36)
Assists Tommy Williams (52)
Points J. P. Parisé (72)
Penalties in minutes Barry Gibbs (182)
Wins Cesare Maniago (9)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.65)
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1968–69 1970–71

The 1969–70 Minnesota North Stars season was the team's 3rd season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The North Stars finished 3rd in the West Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Dallas Smith from Derek Sanderson, December 7, 1969.

During the 2-2 tie with Minnesota on December 7, brilliant forechecking by Derek Sanderson gave Boston a 2-1 lead. Excellent goaltending by Cesare Maniago held the North Stars in the game, as they were outshot 44-29. Bob Barlow evened the score with five minutes left.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 76 37 27 12 224 179 86
Pittsburgh Penguins 76 26 38 12 182 238 64
Minnesota North Stars 76 19 35 22 224 257 60
Oakland Seals 76 22 40 14 169 243 58
Philadelphia Flyers 76 17 35 24 197 225 58
Los Angeles Kings 76 14 52 150 168 290 38

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1969 4–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 1–0–0
2 L October 15, 1969 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 1–1–0
3 W October 16, 1969 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 2–1–0
4 L October 18, 1969 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 2–2–0
5 W October 19, 1969 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 3–2–0
6 L October 22, 1969 2–3 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 3–3–0
7 L October 25, 1969 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 3–4–0
8 W October 29, 1969 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–4–0
9 L November 1, 1969 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 4–5–0
10 L November 2, 1969 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 4–6–0
11 T November 5, 1969 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 4–6–1
12 W November 8, 1969 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 5–6–1
13 W November 12, 1969 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 6–6–1
14 T November 15, 1969 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 6–6–2
15 L November 19, 1969 2–4 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 6–7–2
16 L November 20, 1969 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 6–8–2
17 W November 22, 1969 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 7–8–2
18 T November 26, 1969 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 7–8–3
19 L November 29, 1969 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 7–9–3
20 T November 30, 1969 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 7–9–4
21 T December 3, 1969 5–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 7–9–5
22 W December 6, 1969 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 8–9–5
23 T December 7, 1969 2–2 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 8–9–6
24 W December 10, 1969 8–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 9–9–6
25 T December 11, 1969 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 9–9–7
26 L December 13, 1969 2–5 New York Rangers (1969–70) 9–10–7
27 T December 15, 1969 4–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–10–8
28 L December 17, 1969 1–3 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 9–11–8
29 T December 20, 1969 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–11–9
30 L December 23, 1969 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 9–12–9
31 T December 25, 1969 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 9–12–10
32 L December 27, 1969 3–5 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 9–13–10
33 T December 30, 1969 0–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–13–11
34 T January 3, 1970 3–3 New York Rangers (1969–70) 9–13–12
35 L January 4, 1970 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 9–14–12
36 T January 7, 1970 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 9–14–13
37 L January 10, 1970 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 9–15–13
38 W January 14, 1970 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 10–15–13
39 T January 15, 1970 1–1 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–15–14
40 L January 17, 1970 1–3 New York Rangers (1969–70) 10–16–14
41 L January 22, 1970 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–17–14
42 L January 24, 1970 0–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 10–18–14
43 L January 25, 1970 1–4 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–19–14
44 L January 28, 1970 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–20–14
45 L January 29, 1970 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 10–21–14
46 L January 31, 1970 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 10–22–14
47 L February 1, 1970 4–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–23–14
48 L February 4, 1970 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 10–24–14
49 T February 7, 1970 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1969–70) 10–24–15
50 L February 8, 1970 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 10–25–15
51 L February 11, 1970 1–2 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 10–26–15
52 L February 14, 1970 2–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–27–15
53 T February 15, 1970 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 10–27–16
54 T February 18, 1970 1–1 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 10–27–17
55 L February 19, 1970 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1969–70) 10–28–17
56 L February 21, 1970 2–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 10–29–17
57 T February 25, 1970 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 10–29–18
58 L February 28, 1970 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 10–30–18
59 W March 1, 1970 8–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 11–30–18
60 T March 4, 1970 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 11–30–19
61 W March 7, 1970 8–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1969–70) 12–30–19
62 T March 8, 1970 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 12–30–20
63 L March 11, 1970 1–9 St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 12–31–20
64 W March 14, 1970 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 13–31–20
65 W March 15, 1970 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1969–70) 14–31–20
66 T March 17, 1970 5–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1969–70) 14–31–21
67 L March 18, 1970 2–6 Detroit Red Wings (1969–70) 14–32–21
68 W March 21, 1970 5–4 Boston Bruins (1969–70) 15–32–21
69 L March 22, 1970 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1969–70) 15–33–21
70 T March 24, 1970 2–2 Oakland Seals (1969–70) 15–33–22
71 L March 25, 1970 0–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 15–34–22
72 L March 28, 1970 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 15–35–22
73 W March 29, 1970 8–3 @ Oakland Seals (1969–70) 16–35–22
74 W March 31, 1970 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1969–70) 17–35–22
75 W April 4, 1970 1–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1969–70) 18–35–22
76 W April 5, 1970 5–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–70) 19–35–22

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Blues 4, Minnesota North Stars 2[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not win any awards this season.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

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