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Karlsson Entering Record Territory

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Erik Karlsson has a chance to be one Super Swede.

While the Senators’ blueliner has already rewritten the franchise record book for points and is one goal shy of breaking Steve Duchesne’s mark (20) for goals by a defenceman, he is closing in on another significant mark.

With five games left in the regular season, Karlsson, who has 76 points, is only five points from breaking Nicklas Lidstrom’s all-time record of 80 in one season by a Swedish defenceman, set in 2005-06 with the Red Wings.

Karlsson, 21, has already moved into a third-place tie among Swedes with former Maple Leafs great Borje Salming, who had 76 points in 1977-78 and set the mark with 78 points in 1976-77 until Lidstrom broke it.


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Ducksworth's avatar

Hope he doesn’t break it tongue wink

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 03/30/12 at 11:57 AM ET

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