-- They've been paired together before and they've also been split up.
So, once again being broken up onto different lines is nothing new for Detroit Red Wings
star forwards Pavel Datsyuk
and Henrik Zetterberg
-- who will each center a line in Thursday night's home game against the Calgary Flames
After starting the season against the Ottawa Senators
on separate lines, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock decided to put the dynamic duo back together on the top line for the next nine games.
When they play together, Zetterberg technically moves to left wing and Datsyuk stays in the middle, but both share center responsibilities. Everything was going great until Detroit hit a rough patch after winning its first five games. The Wings (5-4-1) suddenly stopped scoring goals in bunches and are now riding a five-game winless streak that has them sitting 12th in the Western Conference.