Throughout the NHL season, there are moments that stand out as being truly unique. Whether that’s a spectacular performance, a thrilling comeback, an unforgettable finish, or all of the above, it only takes a few split seconds to create memories that last a lifetime.

Here at DRW Social Media, we are breaking down the ‘Top 11 games of the 2010-11 season.’ This list features many of your favorites, like Game 6, the Franzen Five and the captain’s first hat trick.

GAME FIVE – THE CAPTAIN PULLS A HATTY!
December 15, 2010
Red Wings 5, Blues 2

Nick Lidstrom had pretty much done it all: Stanley Cups, All-Star Games, Norris Trophies and the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Add a hat-trick to the list.

Lidstrom became just the second Wings defenseman to record a hatty since the 1985-86, adding an empty netter late in the third period to seal a Red Wings victory and yet another accomplishment in his soon to be Hall of Fame career.

“It’s a great feeling to finally get one, after 19 years and having a lot of opportunities,” Lidstrom said.

THREE STARS
1st – Nicklas Lidstrom
2nd – Dan Cleary
3rd – Henrik Zetterberg