Kinkaid allowed two goals on 32 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Stars on Sunday. Dallas tallied both goals on the power play, and that was enough for the Stars to earn the victory. Kinkaid has been wildly inconsistent in March, posting a save percentage below .900 in three of his six starts, and he's only gone 1-4-1 during that stretch, but he did raise his save percentage to .916. Kinkaid is hit or miss and won't receive much opportunity to win games, but owners could do worse if they need a streaming option.
Kinkaid will start in net for Sunday's matchup with the Stars, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Despite snagging a win during a three-game span, Kinkaid has put up less than stellar numbers lately, recording an .889 save percentage and 3.36 GAA. He'll look to turn things around against a Stars team that tends to struggle on the road, averaging 2.33 goals per game away from Texas.
Kinkaid made 26 saves on 29 shots during Thursday's 4-2 loss in Toronto. The Leafs came in as clearly the better team on paper, and while the Devils took an early lead, a predictable course correction took place thereafter. Still, Kinkaid kept it close with a bevy of talented scorers on the other side, so this was a fairly credible performance despite the modest stat line. Unfortunately, it's also his third straight appearance with a sub-.900 save percentage, which won't help Kinkaid's case for starts as the Devils play out the string in this lost season.
Kinkaid will start in goal for a road match against the Maple Leafs on Thursday, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports. Kinkaid ended up getting a two-game break to decompress following his 42-shot peppering at the hands of the Penguins last Friday. New Jersey's backup tender ended up with five goals allowed in that one, and now he'll have to face another offensive powerhouse in the Buds. Toronto averages 3.06 goals per match, and its power play ranks second in the league with a 23.8 conversion percentage. If you can help it, consider alternatives to Kinkaid on a busy 12-game slate.
Kinkaid allowed five goals on 42 shots in Friday's 6-4 loss against the Penguins. Kinkaid had been rolling along in March, allowing a total of four goals over 154:51 in three appearances (two starts). He has occasionally produced a stinker along the way, especially against high-octane offenses. However, Kinkaid has shown the ability to help fantasy owners as a low-end No. 2 backstop when he makes the starts. He has also been a reliable low-cost DFS play when the matchup is favorable.
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