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Lidstrom becomes first European captain to win Stanley Cup

Updated: June 5, 2008, 6:36 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- How Swede it is.

Nicklas Lidstrom made hockey history Wednesday night, becoming the first European captain to hoist the Stanley Cup.

Lidstrom, one of seven Detroit regulars from Sweden, and the Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 6.

"Nick Lidstrom, come get the Stanley Cup," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "It's yours to take back to Hockeytown."

The victory gave Lidstrom his fourth Stanley Cup in five chances. He also won titles in 1997, ...

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