Nicklas Lidström and the Stanley Cup

First European Stanley Cup Captain

Swedes made history in the National Hockey League Wednesday, as the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup.

Nicklas Lidström became the first European to captain a team to victory in the NHL finals. Among the 7 Swedes among the victors was Henrik Zetterberg, who scored a goal and set up another as Detroit beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in game 6 of the championships.

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