Playoff Intel: Nicklas Lidstrom

Conference rivals Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski explain how to beat the Red Wings' D

Originally Published: April 14, 2010
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's stars in the crosshairs with the help of those who know them best. Rivals provide scouting reports to show Insiders how to stop some of the postseason's biggest names. Tendencies, strengths, weaknesses -- it's all here in our player-on-player scouting reports.

Below, Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks break down one of the league's premier defensemen, Detroit Red Wings blueliner Nicklas Lidstrom.

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Lindsay Berra is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.