08:24 AM ET 02.06 | Perhaps Monday's game against the Coyotes, whom Detroit has shut out in two straight games, won't underscore the issue, but the Red Wings' backup goaltending position is up for grabs. Jimmy Howard is obviously the starter, or will be again after he recovers from a broken right index finger that'll keep him out for the next couple weeks. Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald could lay claim to the back-up job, unless general manager Ken Holland decides to find a reinforcement before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. "Absolutely," said coach Mike Babcock of whether the competition is wide open after Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss in Edmonton. "Somebody has to win games. We have to win games."