Kinkaid stopped 37 of 39 shots through 65 minutes of play Thursday in Toronto, but allowed the only goal of the shootout to get stuck with a 3-2 loss. He actually came within 126 seconds of a victory, but gave up Tyler Bozak's game-tying tally with just a couple minutes left in regulation. Still, Kinkaid played well in a friendly matchup against the bottom-feeding Leafs; unfortunately, the Devils' recently resuscitated offense wasn't able to do much on other end. He doesn't usually draw many starts behind Cory Schneider, but Kinkaid should see a little more action in the near future, as the Devils play two back-to-back sets next week.
Kinkaid will work between the pipes Thursday night against the Maple Leafs, Chris Johnson of Sportsnet reports. Kinkaid is accustomed to a light workload in net as the backup to Cory Schneider, but the Devils figure it's time to dust him off since his last appearance was back on Jan. 12. If you're thinking about rolling with Kinkaid in daily formats Thursday, consider that the Leafs are ranked sixth in the league with 30.9 shots on goal despite a last-place standing in the Atlantic Division.
Kinkaid was beaten four times on 36 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to St. Louis. Cory Schneider's backup had been doing solid work recently, giving up a total of just five goals in his prior three starts coming in, but his opportunities remain few and far between. This one, on the road against a Blues team that was primed for an offensive breakout, won't help Kinkaid win more starts, but he wasn't going to do that anyway with Schneider taking on a massive workload.
Kinkaid will start in the crease Tuesday against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reprots. Kinkaid will finally get his first chance in net since the turn of the calendar to 2016. While he's been decent in limited chances (2.42 GAA and .0905 save percentage in eight appearances), Cory Schneider remains the team's workhorse and will continue to see most of the starts. Kinkaid may catch a break Tuesday, however, with the Blues slated to be without multiple forwards for the contest.
Kinkaid stopped 26 of 28 shots to take home a 3-2 win Tuesday against Carolina. The Devils have mostly rolled Kinkaid out in friendly matchups, and the 'Canes fit the bill -- he shut them down in Carolina back on Dec. 3 and was nearly as sharp in this one. Nonetheless, he continues to pick up starts only rarely as the backup to workhorse Cory Schneider.
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