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Devils' Kinkaid gets first NHL shutout against Kings

Backup goalie helps New Jersey to third straight win

by Mike G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kinkaid stops Toffoli's shot

LAK@NJD: Kinkaid makes a save in the final minute

2/14/16: Keith Kinkaid prevents Tyler Toffoli's shot from going between his legs, keeping the Devils' lead at 1-0 in the final minute

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Life as a backup hasn't been easy for New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid, especially when asked to play second fiddle to NHL All-Star Cory Schneider.

But whenever the 26-year-old has had his number called, the effort has usually given the Devils an opportunity for a win. He did it again Sunday when he made 28 saves to secure his first NHL shutout and help the Devils to a 1-0 victory against the Los Angeles Kings at Prudential Center.

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Devils goalie Kinkaid starts against Kings

Backup goalie seeking first victory since Dec. 29

by Mike G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

KINGS (33-18-3) at DEVILS (28-21-7)

TV: 12:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, MSG+, NHL.TV

NEWARK, N.J. -- Goaltender Keith Kinkaid will make his first start in five games when the New Jersey Devils face the Los Angeles Kings at Prudential Center on Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-W, MSG+, NHL.TV).

Kinkaid, who will be playing against the Kings for the first time, is looking for his first win since a 3-2 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center on Dec. 29. Cory Schneider made 31 saves in a 2-1 win at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

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