Who’s between the pipes Monday?

Wings coach Mike Babcock would not say who would start in goal Monday night in Phoenix. He said he would make that decision on the team flight from Edmonton.

Ty Conklin was pulled Saturday night at the end of the first period after allowing three goals on just nine shots.

Joey MacDonald, who was recalled from Grand Rapids on Friday after Jimmy Howard was injured, made 22 saves and sparked a Wings comeback after trailing 3-1 after one period.

“We needed some saves so we could crawl our way back in the game,” Babcock told reporters after the game.

Babcock also said the backup job is now an open competition between Conklin and MacDonald.

“(Conklin) wasn’t good enough,” Babcock said. “It was an opportunity for him, you want him to grab it. We need him to get confidence for himself and the guys, it wasn’t the way we wanted it to go.”


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