DETROIT — Quick update from Wings practice.
The team skated with the same lineup as their did for Game 4, same lines and defensemen pairings.
For Nicklas Lidstrom, who turns 42 at the end of April, Game 5 could his last with the Wings.
“No, I don’t think like that,” Lidstrom said after practice Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. “I think I’ve learned from other years. I try to push that aside and just go out and try to play a real solid game, a good game and come out with a win.”
Lidstrom is in his 20th season in Detroit.
“I think that’s something I’ll look back at once the season is over,” Lidstrom said when asked if the outcome of this series will weigh on his decision. “Once the summer comes around, you start thinking about the future. That comes into your thought process then.”
The Wings are losing the battle in 5-on-5, being outscored 9-4 in the series.
“We need to score goals,” Henrik Zetterberg said. “If you look at the games we’re creating chances so we just have to keep doing that. And when we get the chance we have to score.”