The 6'1" 190lb 40-year-old Swede has scored four goals and four assists with a plus-three rating for Detroit.
All three of his goals were scored on the power play. He also has 10 hits, 10 blocked shots, and two takeaways.
He has played an average of 17 minutes and 23 seconds at even strength, four minutes and 12 seconds on the power play, and five minutes and nine seconds shorthanded.
Always a clutch player, two of Lidstrom's four goals have come with his team tied on the scoreboard. Of some concern are the differences in his road and home statistics.
On home ice in this year's playoffs he has two assists and a minus-two rating. On the road he has four goals, two assists and a plus-five rating.
Although this season was somewhat disappointing by his standards, this was only the fourth season in the past 18 that he has scored 50 or less points (he posted 49 points in this regular season). By most players' standards, that is a great season.
He still has never been a minus player during the regular season. He is surely a future Hall of Famer.
But even his best may not be enough to lift the Red Wings into the conference finals after the three games to none hole they have dug themselves. Also, one has to ask, how much gas does the Wings captain have left in the tank?