Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid has been named the NHL's Third Star for the week ending March 13. St. Louis right wing Vladimir Tarasenko and Florida center Vincent Trocheck were named First and Second Star, respectively.
Kinkaid went 2-0-0 with a 0.48 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to lead the Devils (33-29-7, 73 points) to a perfect start on their three-game road trip through California.
He earned his second career shutout with 30 saves in a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks March 10. Kinkaid then turned aside 22 of 23 shots in a 2-1 overtime win against the Los Angeles Kings March 12.
The 26-year-old Farmingville, N.Y., native owns a 13-11-5 record in 37 career appearances, including a 7-6-1 clip with a 2.44 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 17 outings this season.