from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front,
In the time defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has been with the Red Wings’ organization there’s been one feeling he hasn’t had to deal with … what it’s like to not make the NHL playoffs.
On Monday night, Detroit qualified for the postseason a franchise-record 21st consecutive, 20 of those season have been with Lidstrom.
“I’ve always made it so I don’t know how it feels not to make it so it’s pretty hard to answer that question,” Lidstrom said. “I’m sure it’s disappointing not playing in the postseason.
“It’s a relief to make it but it’s always something we come to expect here as an organization,” Lidstrom continued. “We’ve done it for 21 straight years. The bar is set high here. And we expect a lot out of ourselves here too.”
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