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For the last decade and a half, Nicklas Lidstrom has been the most consistent defenseman in the NHL. HeÆs brought home six Norris Trophies, been named to 11 All-Star teams, took home the Conn Smythe in 2002, and even has an Olympic gold medal from 2006. Tonight, LidstromÆs assist on what would be the game-winning goal from Henrik Zetterberg put him at 1,000 career points. To him, itÆs probably just another trophy in the case. But he earned a standing ovation from the crowd at Joe Louis Arena, and he responded with a nice curtain call of sorts from the bench. His individual performance shined bright in DetroitÆs 5-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings, but the team as a whole really responded strongly after a brutal 6-2 loss to Buffalo two nights earlier. Despite letting in a first-peri ...

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