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Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg and teammate Pavel Datsyuk were separated in Friday's game against the Wild and the move paid immediate dividends.

The Red Wings top two offensive producers have historically played on separate lines with only brief stints together, none of which have produced impressive results. In Friday's game, Zetterberg lined up with Johan Franzen and Damien Brunner while Datsyuk played alongside Valtteri Filppula and Todd Bertuzzi. Thanks to their success, expect these line combos to remain intact for the foreseeable future.