Henrik Zetterberg made his return to the Wings lineup last night. They had him playing wing on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader. He skated pretty well but looked limited all the same. He’d be playing center if he was truly ready for heavy lifting. Still, that line was very effective.
Datsyuk scored a goal and an assist to give the Red Wings a 2-0 lead early.
Meanwhile Abdelkader added an assist and was flying all over the ice. Give him eight hits last night.
Jonas Gustavsson got the start for Detroit with Jimmy Howard nursing the flu. Hard to blame him