Kinkaid made 16 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday. Kinkaid has given up the occasional four-goal-or-more clunker this season, but he's been solid otherwise. Still, the team around him has struggled mightily and goalies can't win games without support. Cory Schneider will finish the season on Sunday, so Kinkaid's year is done, barring an in-game issue.
Kinkaid will tend twine Saturday as the home starter versus the Islanders, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Kinkaid gets the final home start for the Devils, whereas typical starter Cory Schneider will cap off their regular-season campaign in Detroit on Sunday. Kinkaid's .920 save percentage through 25 games shows that he wasn't deserving of a losing record at 8-12-3.
Kinkaid picked up a 1-0 win in overtime by stopping all 35 shots the Flyers sent his way Tuesday. Opposing goalie Steve Mason kept up with him for the game's first 60 minutes, but Kinkaid was sent to the win column by John Moore's goal just 59 seconds into overtime. The Devils' backup has been seeing more work than usual lately, as he's been alternating starts with Cory Schneider over the past eight games. In his four games during that span, Kinkaid has allowed just seven goals on 134 shots -- a .948 save percentage.
Kinkaid will be between the pipes for Tuesday's tilt against the Flyers, Andrew Gross of the Record reports. The 27-year-old has put in a solid performance his last two times out, stopping 66 of 70 shots, but unfortunately picked up a loss and OT loss in those games. The Flyers are a middle-of-the-road offensive squad, averaging 2.59 goals per game, so Kinkaid will have a chance to continue his hot streak.
Kinkaid saved 36 of 38 shots during Friday's loss to the Islanders. The Devils now sport an active 2-13-4 stretch with an average of just 2.16 goals per game, so this isn't a favorable fantasy situation for any goalie. In fact, Kinkaid has actually allowed two goals or fewer in five of his past seven starts and left with just a single win. He's likely best viewed as a desperation flier at this stage of the game.
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