Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg will be on the same line sometimes for the rest of the season. And, certain nights, they'll be split up, each centering a line. Sort of the best of both worlds. And a good chance to get ready heading into the playoffs in about a month. Coach Mike Babcock said after Saturday's morning skate that he'll use the two different sets of lineups the rest of the season. At home, Babcock will use Datsyuk and Zetterberg together, as he did Friday against Edmonton. Saturday, in the Wings' 5-3 victory over St. Louis, Datsyuk centered Tomas Holmstrom and Johan Franzen, while Zetterberg was between Todd Bertuzzi and Danny Cleary. "I'm going to try and have one set I use at home and one set on the road," Babcock said. "I'm trying to get it so that everybody is comfortable playing with whoever. You just go out and play. "The other thing is, a player doesn't want to come to the rink every day and play with a different linemate. That's why I'd like to have two (different lineups). It's important to be able to go back and forth with matchups for playoff time." Both Zetterberg and Datsyuk endorsed the plan.
Together or not, Datsyuk, Zetterberg key to Wings' comfort level
Detroit News | Mar 13