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1970–71 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 4th West
1970–71 record 28–34–16
Goals for 191
Goals against 223
General Manager Wren Blair
Coach Jack Gordon
Captain Ted Harris
Alternate captains J. P. Parisé
Charlie Burns
Barry Gibbs
Arena Met Center
Team Leaders
Goals Bill Goldsworthy
Danny Grant (34)
Assists Jude Drouin (52)
Points Jude Drouin (68)
Penalties in minutes Barry Gibbs (132)
Wins Cesare Maniago (19)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.50)
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1969–70 1971–72

The 1970–71 Minnesota North Stars season was the team's 4th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The North Stars finished 4th in the West Division, won the Quarter-finals over the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 2 and lost in the Semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 49 20 9 277 184 107
St. Louis Blues 78 34 25 19 223 208 87
Philadelphia Flyers 78 28 33 17 207 225 73
Minnesota North Stars 78 28 34 16 191 223 72
Los Angeles Kings 78 25 40 13 239 303 63
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 21 37 20 221 240 62
California Golden Seals 78 20 53 5 199 320 45

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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 L October 10, 1970 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 0–1–0
2 W October 15, 1970 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 1–1–0
3 L October 17, 1970 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 1–2–0
4 W October 18, 1970 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 2–2–0
5 W October 21, 1970 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 3–2–0
6 L October 24, 1970 1–4 New York Rangers (1970–71) 3–3–0
7 W October 28, 1970 2–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 4–3–0
8 W October 31, 1970 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 5–3–0
9 L November 1, 1970 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 5–4–0
10 L November 4, 1970 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 5–5–0
11 T November 7, 1970 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 5–5–1
12 T November 8, 1970 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 5–5–2
13 W November 11, 1970 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 6–5–2
14 T November 14, 1970 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 6–5–3
15 W November 17, 1970 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 7–5–3
16 L November 18, 1970 4–8 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 7–6–3
17 W November 21, 1970 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 8–6–3
18 L November 22, 1970 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 8–7–3
19 L November 24, 1970 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 8–8–3
20 W November 27, 1970 3–2 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 9–8–3
21 W November 28, 1970 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 10–8–3
22 W December 2, 1970 3–2 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 11–8–3
23 L December 5, 1970 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 11–9–3
24 L December 6, 1970 0–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 11–10–3
25 T December 9, 1970 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 11–10–4
26 L December 10, 1970 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 11–11–4
27 W December 12, 1970 1–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 12–11–4
28 L December 13, 1970 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 12–12–4
29 L December 15, 1970 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 12–13–4
30 T December 16, 1970 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 12–13–5
31 L December 19, 1970 3–5 New York Rangers (1970–71) 12–14–5
32 L December 20, 1970 2–7 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 12–15–5
33 W December 25, 1970 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 13–15–5
34 T December 26, 1970 1–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 13–15–6
35 L December 30, 1970 2–6 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 13–16–6
36 L December 31, 1970 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 13–17–6
37 T January 2, 1971 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 13–17–7
38 L January 5, 1971 0–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 13–18–7
39 T January 6, 1971 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 13–18–8
40 L January 9, 1971 0–1 New York Rangers (1970–71) 13–19–8
41 W January 10, 1971 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 14–19–8
42 T January 14, 1971 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 14–19–9
43 L January 16, 1971 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 14–20–9
44 W January 17, 1971 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 15–20–9
45 W January 21, 1971 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 16–20–9
46 T January 23, 1971 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 16–20–10
47 L January 24, 1971 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 16–21–10
48 L January 27, 1971 2–6 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 16–22–10
49 W January 29, 1971 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 17–22–10
50 W January 31, 1971 7–1 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 18–22–10
51 T February 3, 1971 4–4 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 18–22–11
52 L February 6, 1971 2–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1970–71) 18–23–11
53 T February 7, 1971 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1970–71) 18–23–12
54 L February 10, 1971 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1970–71) 18–24–12
55 L February 11, 1971 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1970–71) 18–25–12
56 T February 13, 1971 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 18–25–13
57 W February 14, 1971 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 19–25–13
58 W February 17, 1971 3–2 California Golden Seals (1970–71) 20–25–13
59 L February 18, 1971 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 20–26–13
60 L February 21, 1971 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 20–27–13
61 W February 24, 1971 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 21–27–13
62 T February 25, 1971 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1970–71) 21–27–14
63 W February 27, 1971 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1970–71) 22–27–14
64 L February 28, 1971 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 22–28–14
65 L March 2, 1971 0–6 Boston Bruins (1970–71) 22–29–14
66 W March 6, 1971 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 23–29–14
67 W March 7, 1971 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 24–29–14
68 W March 10, 1971 4–0 St. Louis Blues (1970–71) 25–29–14
69 T March 13, 1971 0–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1970–71) 25–29–15
70 L March 14, 1971 0–5 Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 25–30–15
71 W March 16, 1971 7–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 26–30–15
72 W March 21, 1971 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 27–30–15
73 W March 23, 1971 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1970–71) 28–30–15
74 T March 25, 1971 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 28–30–16
75 L March 28, 1971 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1970–71) 28–31–16
76 L March 30, 1971 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1970–71) 28–32–16
77 L March 31, 1971 1–4 @ California Golden Seals (1970–71) 28–33–16
78 L April 3, 1971 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1970–71) 28–34–16

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

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

Montreal Canadiens 4, Minnesota North Stars 2[edit | edit source]

The Canadiens' 6–3 loss in Montreal on April 22 to Minnesota, led by the goaltending of Cesare Maniago was the first playoff defeat for an Original Six team at the hands of a 1967 Expansion franchise.

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Highlights from the Bruins-Canadiens Game 7, Canadiens-North Stars Game 6 and Canadiens-Black Hawks Game 7 from the 1971 Stanley Cup playoffs.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). in Dave McCarthy et al: THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League, 150. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 

External Links[edit | edit source]

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