Kinkaid made his first career start Dec. 9 against the red-hot Chicago Blackhawks, who had won six in a row when they took the ice against Kinkaid and the Devils. He followed that with a start at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders, the second place team in the Metropolitan Division.
"I'm not really thinking about it. I just want to play my game," Kinkaid said. "I could have had two wins in the first two games and it would have turned out a little bit better. I'll take it as a compliment playing against these teams, and I just want to give the boys a shot to win. Hopefully we can pot a few goals tonight."