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BY THE NUMBERS: Nicklas Lidstrom

Wednesday, 05.26.2010 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor |
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BY THE NUMBERS: Nicklas Lidstrom
Nicklas Lidstrom

By The Numbers highlights  the Detroit Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2009-10 season. Each week, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

Career game played on March 19, 2010 against the Edmonton Oilers. Only three others have played in more games for the Red Wings – Gordie Howe (1,687), Alex Delvecchio (1,549) and Steve Yzerman (1,514).

Career point scored on October 15, 2009 against the Los Angeles Kings. Lidstrom’s milestone point came on a tip-in goal by follow Swede Henrik Zetterberg. Lidstrom became the eighth NHL defensemen to reach the point milestone.

Is one of three Red Wings to play in each regular-season game, joining forward Todd Bertuzzi and defenseman Brad Stuart. It’s the first time that Lidstrom has played in every game in a single season since 2002-03.

The increased number of shots that he had in 2009-10 over the total number that he had in the previous season. Lidstrom had 194 shots with a 4.6% goal rate. He highest number of shots in a single season occurred in 2000-01 when he blasted 272 shots on goal.

The NHL ranking that he had for average time of ice with 25:25 per game. It’s the 10th straight season that he led the Red Wings in this category.

The number of consecutive games that he recorded an assist on the Red Wings’ power-play. Lidstrom had an assist in each game between March 5-13 when the Wings were 4-1-0. It was his longest such streak since March 2006.


H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
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