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Lidstrom hits assist milestone

First period helper gives Wings' captain 800 career assists

Friday, 03.5.2010 / 8:24 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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DETROITNicklas Lidstrom continues to amass statistical milestones in his illustrious NHL career this season. The Red Wings’ captain collected career assist No. 800 during the first period of Friday’s game against the Nashville Predators at Joe Louis Arena.

"I’m proud of reaching 800 assists," Lidstrom said. "It was great to get it on a night where you’re winning too. I thought the team came out and played real hard in the first period, got a couple goals right off the bat, and that really helped set the tone in the game."

The Red Wings defeated the Predators, 5-2.

Lidstrom assisted on Tomas Holmstrom’s 17th goal of the season, giving the Wings a 2-0 lead at 14:00 of the opening period. His 800 assists in second among active NHL players, trailing only Boston’s Mark Recchi (916).

Lidstrom, 39, became the first European defenseman – and eighth overall – to reach 1,000 points in his career, assisting on two goals in the Wings' 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

The six-time Norris Trophy winner is the 28th NHL player to reach the assist milestone, and the fourth in Red Wings’ history, joining Steve Yzerman (1,063), Gordie Howe (1,049) and Alex Delvecchio (825).

He now has 1,035 career points, which makes him the all-time leading scorer among all active NHL defensemen.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
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10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80