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It took Lidstrom 1442 Game To Get His First Hat Trick

Raise your hand if you though he had one before last night.

Does anyone know if he is the oldest Dman to get one

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Found this, from Elias Sport Bureau, via ESPN (http://espn.go.com/nhl/team/_/name/det/detroit-red-wings):

From Elias: Nicklas Lidstrom recorded the first three-goal game of his NHL career in the Red Wings’ 5-2 win over the Blues on Wednesday. The 40-year-old Lidstrom is the oldest first-time hat trickster in NHL history, breaking the mark set by 36-year-old Scott Mellanby in March 2003. He’s also the oldest defenseman in league history to notch a hat trick, smashing the record Mathieu Schneider set with Detroit at age 37 in October 2006.

Two records there; he’s the oldest d-man to record the hat trick (by 3 years), and the oldest ever to get his first hat trick (by 4 years).

Ironically he beat a record previously held by someone who did it in Detroit as well. I guess Detroit really *is* always an extremely old team! wink

Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 12/16/10 at 12:49 PM ET

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i would have said previously that he didnt have one. just seems like something he wouldnt look for in his all-around game. when i seen it in the box score last night with the empty netter, the first thing i thought was, “he must have never had a hat trick until now otherwise he wouldnt have the empty netter.”

good for him though. if anyone D-man in history deserves one for sure as part of an epic career.

Posted by DeathMetalNightmare on 12/16/10 at 12:54 PM ET

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I vaguely knew he never had one because I don’t ever recall reading the morning boxscore that he had a hat trick the night before.

But I am glad I’m a witness to it.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 12/16/10 at 03:50 PM ET

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That was a surprise to me as well, Paul.  Good to see he finally got one.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 12/16/10 at 04:50 PM ET

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