- DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom is way too experienced to let himself believe the goal-scoring pace he's currently on will last for most, if not all, of the regular season.
It just doesn't happen that way for defensemen, regardless of their skill level -- and Lidstrom is arguably the most skilled to ever patrol the blue line. After potting 4 goals in as many games, Lidstrom now has 6 goals in 13 games and is Detroit's second-leading goal scorer -- on pace to score a whopping 36 goals.
Even the usually-stoic Red Wings captain had to laugh at that figure when told about it after Thursday's practice at Joe Louis Arena.
"I know it's not going to happen like that," he told NHL.com, while chuckling. "I'm not going to score every other game, but … "