Kinkaid gave up four goals on 26 shots in Friday's loss to the Oilers. Kinkaid rarely sees any action behind workhorse Cory Schneider and this poor outing certainly isn't going to help his cause. In just four appearances this season, Kinkaid is 1-3-0 with a .881 save percentage. He posted a .915 save percentage in 2014-15, so expect him to be a bit better, but don't expect many wins as he just doesn't see the crease enough.
Kinkaid will start between the pipes Friday, facing the Oilers on the road, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Kinkaid is not deployed often, as evidenced by the fact that he has only made three starts in 18 games this season. In that limited sample, he's generated a 2.68 GAA and .893 save percentage while serving as the backup to Cory Schneider
Kinkaid stopped 28 of 31 shots in Sunday's win over the Canucks. It was Kinkaid's first start in nearly a month, as Corey Schneider has gotten the nod in almost every game, and the 26-year-old was able to grab his first win of the season. He played well his last time out too, allowing just one goal in a losing effort, but he won't be seeing starts with any sort of regularity.
Kinkaid will be in net Sunday to take on Vancouver, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports. Sunday will be Kinkaid's third start of the season, a result of starter Cory Schneider's consistently great performances and Kinkaid's lackluster start to the season. In Vancouver, Kinkaid takes on a team looking to snap a two-game skid while playing in the second of back-to-back games on the east coast. This could be Kinkaid's chance to get his season moving in the right direction.
Kinkaid fought admirably starting in place of Cory Schneider Tuesday, making 17 saves on 18 shots in a loss to Nashville. Kinkaid got the nod in place of Schneider, who was absent due to the birth of his son Wyatt early Tuesday morning. Kinkaid didn't see many shots and gave up a relatively soft goal to Roman Josi on the power play, but kept the Devils in the game. It was much better than his performance Saturday against the Capitals, when he allowed four goals on 26 shots. Chances are Kinkaid won't see much work in the coming weeks, as the Devils don't have many back-to-backs and Schneider needs to earn his paycheck.
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