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Nicklas Lidstrom reached 800-assist mark

Friday, 03.05.2010 / 8:38 PM / News

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Nicklas Lidstrom reached 800-assist mark
Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom earned career assist No. 800 during the first period of Friday’s game against the Nashville Predators.
Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom earned career assist No. 800 during the first period of Friday’s game against the Nashville Predators at Joe Louis Arena.

Lidstrom assisted on Tomas Holmstrom's 17th goal of the season at 14:00 of the opening period, giving the Wings a 2-0 lead. Lidstrom's perfect pass found Holmstrom all alone for an easy tap-in past Nashville goaltender Dan Ellis.

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).

Lidstrom's 800 assists are second among active NHL players, trailing only Boston’s Mark Recchi (916).

Earlier this season, Lidstrom, 39, became the first European defenseman – and eighth overall – to reach 1,000 points in his career when he assisted on two goals in a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Oct. 15. He now has 1,035 career points, the most among active NHL defensemen.
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