DETROIT -- Jimmy Howard who?
No, nobody has forgotten about the Red Wings All-Star goaltender, the man with a 32-11-1 record, 2.03 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
But Joey MacDonald has certainly been there to save the day -- and the last four games -- for the Wings while Howard recovers from a broken right index finger.
Before Howard got hurt in the third period of a shootout win in Vancouver Feb. 2, MacDonald was toiling away for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Wings' American Hockey League affiliate.
MacDonald was 11-11-3 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. But in six games with the Wings, MacDonald is 4-1-1 with a 1.72 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.
MacDonald was in net Tuesday when the Wings set a new NHL record for most consecutive home victories with their 21st, a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars.
"It's great," MacDonald said. "It's a record that took some time for a team to do it. It's great to be a part of it and to...