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Playoff Intel: Nicklas Lidstrom

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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