Banged-up teams set for Game 5
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings did just fine without Nicklas Lidstrom. Now they don't want to push their luck.
The Red Wings routed the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 on Sunday and took a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. It was the only playoff game Lidstrom missed in his career.
Rookie Jonathan Ericsson filled in for the six-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman, and the defending champions didn't miss a beat. Still, as well as Ericsson played, Detroit hopes it won't have to replace ...
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