With two assists, Tuesday, Lidstrom has 949 career points. Chelios has 948. Lidstrom is now ninth on the NHL's all-time scoring list for defensemen, nine points behind Larry Robinson.
Chelios won't soon be gaining on Lidstrom. The veteran has been sidelined all season with a fractured leg.
"I told Cheli I couldn't wait for him," joked Lidstrom.
Ray Bourque is the NHL's all-time leading scorer among defensemen with 1,579 points.