Kinkaid sees first NHL action
Union College product Keith Kinkaid saw his first NHL action Tuesday night in goal for the New Jersey Devils, coming on in relief after starter Johan Hedberg was pulled after 33:13, having allowed three goals on 14 shots.
Kinkaid made three saves in the remaining 6:47 of the second period and finished with 12 saves on 13 shots in what was a 4-2 loss (the loss credited to Hedberg). He started the third period with a nice pad save at the right post on a Steven Stamkos break, dropping as Stamkos skated around the right side of the crease to look for a hard-angle goal, then stopping the shot with his pad at the right post, kicking it out and gloving it. Nate Thompson scored past him at 8:36 with Kinkaid screened.
Kinkaid was 37-18-6 in two seasons with Union College with a .917 save percentage. Over the past season and a half with the Albany Devils of the AHL, he is 34-31-8 with a .904 save percentage. This season with Albany, he is 17-11-5 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .905 save percentage.