On This Date 1/13/1968

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Tragedy strikes the NHL as Bill Masterton of the Minnesota North Stars is fatally injured during a game against the Oakland Seals at the Met Center. Masterton was rushing up the ice at full speed, looking to make a pass, when he was met by Seals defenders Larry Cahan and Ron Harris, causing him to hit his head on the ice. Bill Masterton would die two days later, the first and only fatality in NHL history.