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Lidstrom saves statement for the ice

Updated: May 6, 2011, 11:38 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The talk heading into Game 4 was whether we were seeing the last of Nicklas Lidstrom.

The legendary defenseman didn't have a whole lot to say on the matter Thursday. Turns out he was waiting to do his talking on the ice Friday night.

"You guys were talking about retirement," said Wings head coach Mike Babcock. "I think he answered that pretty good."

Two goals, a plus-2 rating and a near flawless defensive game for Lidstrom had Joe Louis Arena rocking ...

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