Zetterberg has the flu
"It's my understanding he's playing tonight," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "If not ... we've played without him before. What are you going to do?"
Without Z, here's how the Red Wings practiced ...
Ellis (healthy scratch)
Ellis might play on the fourth line with Downey scratched. That's yet to be determined. Both will be scratched if Zetterberg plays.
Here's how the Senators skated this morning ...
There has, however, been plenty of verbal jockeying between the two coaches about lines. Neither wants to show their hand before the game. Whether Ottawa's big three skate together will be seen. Whether it's Lidstrom and Rafalski or Lidstrom and Kronwall will be seen.