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The organizations for the Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings entered the National Hockey League on the same date--June 5, 1967. However it should be noted that the Dallas Stars were initially the Minnesota North Stars, until the franchise moved to Texas in 1993.
The Kings and North Stars were both in the West Division of the National Hockey League from 1967-1974. They would face each other in the 1968 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It would be the first playoff series in the history of the Kings and North Stars organizations. Minnesota would be victorious four games to three in a hard fought series that went the distance.
The Kings recorded their first playoff win in franchise history against the North Stars on April 4, 1968. Eddie Joyal would score the first playoff goal in Kings' history with five seconds left in the second period on the power play in a 2-1 Kings win. In game two of the series, future hockey hall of famer Terry Sawchuk made 18 saves to record the first Kings playoff shutout in franchise history as the Kings won 2-0 at The Forum.
The Minnesota North Stars advanced to two Stanley Cup Finals in their history. They lost in five games to the New York Islanders in the 1981 Stanley Cup Final and then shocked the hockey world by advancing to the 1991 Stanley Cup Final before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. During the 1990-91 regular season, the North Stars were 12 games below .500.
Then after moving to Dallas in 1993, the Stars won their only Stanley Cup in franchise history in 1999 over the Buffalo Sabres on a memorable overtime goal by Brett Hull. The Stars advanced to the 2000 Stanley Cup Final as well, but lost in six games to the New Jersey Devils. The Kings have reached the Stanley Cup Finals three times in franchise history. They won in 2012 and 2014, and lost in 1993.
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