After splitting up Zach Parise
and Travis Zajac
in Thursday's practice, Jacques Lemaire reunited the duo at the start of Friday's game against Ottawa.
Parise and Zajac skated together with Vladimir Zharkov
at right wing. The other lines to start the game were Brian Rolston - Patrik Elias
- Jamie Langenbrunner; Jay Pandolfo - Rob Niedermayer - Niclas Bergfors; Rod Pelley - Dean McAmmond - Ilkka Pikkarainen.