Notes from Saturday's morning skate
PREGAME UPDATE: Right now, it looks like Downey and Drake in the lineup with Maltby out. That could change after the pregame skate though.
-- The Red Wings will likely start with Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski back together on the blue line. Rafalski spent most of Friday's game partnered with Andreas Lilja and Lidstrom spent a lot of time with Brett Lebda. Babcock said splitting up his top pair worked better against Colorado than Boston.
-- Chris Osgood gets the start in net tonight.
-- The morning skate was optional with the team arriving in Boston at 1:30 a.m. Only a handful of players took to the ice.
-- For the first time in a while, the Red Wings will have no Super Bowl party. Chris Chelios pointed the finger at Nicklas Lidstrom, saying it's the responsibility of the captain. In the team pool, Derek Meech and Matt Ellis had the Giants through the playoffs. The tandem of Jiri Hudler and Kris Draper have the Patriots.