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Joey MacDonald only played in four of the Red Wings' home games during the streak. Make no mistake, his play wasn't what could be considered spectacular.
So why does he get an honorable mention on this list? For the obvious reasons listed above, MacDonald can't be considered a top-five player during a streak in which he barely participated in, but he's worthy of an honorable mention nonetheless.
The reason? The Red Wings never would have made it without him.
Red Wings backup Ty Conklin has had performances all year that make Detroit fans wish they were in a horrible nightmare just so they could wake up from it.
It's no dream, it's a reality.
When Jimmy Howard went down with a broken finger, the entire Red Wings fanbase groaned at the jeopardy that it put the streak in.
To the pleasant surprise of Wings fans, MacDonald has temporarily taken over the starting role and was able to help Detroit break the streak. For that, he deserves a mention.