Joey MacDonald has earned another start for the Red Wings in net. Coach Mike Babcock said Saturday MacDonald will get the start Sunday afternoon as the Wings host San Jose and try to extend their league-record home-ice winning streak, currently at 22 games. Babcock said goalie Jimmy Howard (broken right index finger), who was expected to start against the Sharks, will start Tuesday in Chicago. "MacDonald is playing too good. I'm going to give Howie two more days (off) and he's going to start in Chicago," Babcock said. "Howie is coming back. He's been out and the other guy is playing great. This gives him (Howard) two more days to practice. Why would I rush it if the other guy is playing good?"
Wings' Joey MacDonald to start Sunday; Jimmy Howard to play Tuesday
Detroit News | Feb 19