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NEWARK Los Angeles Kings T-Shirts Authentic , N.J. (AP) Talk about making the most of opportunities. Look at what New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid has done the last 10 weeks.Not only did he take over in late January after starter Cory Schneider was injured, he carried the Devils over the final two-plus months and heads into their first playoffs since 2012 as the No. 1 goaltender.Coach John Hynes on Tuesday refused to name his starting goaltender for Thursday night’s opener of the best-of-7 series with the Tampa Bay Lightning.There is, however, little doubt – Kinkaid will be starting his first postseason game. The 28-year-old undrafted free agent posted a 19-6-1 record after Schneider went down with hip and groin injuries. He had a 10-1-1 run in the 12 games that led to the Devils clinching a playoff berth Thursday.From Feb 13 to Apr. 5, Kinkaid had a 16-3-1 mark, a 2.32 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. The win total was the most by an NHL goalie in the span.”He is a gamer,” veteran center Brian Boyle said. ”He competes. He never gives up on plays, especially down the stretch he has given us a real jolt and lifted us up. He’s been a huge part of our team.”Kinkaid is never too high, never too low. He lets in a goal, shrugs it off and gets ready for the next play.It’s not like when Marty Brodeur played and there were chants of ”Mar-tee, Mar-tee” after every big save. Or when Schneider was playing well and chants of ”CORE-EE” filled the Prudential Center. Kinkaid seems to go unnoticed.The 6-foot-3 goalie acknowledges that a few more fans recognize him lately Los Angeles Kings Hoodies Authentic , and he has been getting more texts.”I take it with a grain of salt,” he said. ”There is still a lot of work to do.”Kinkaid said his approach to the postseason won’t change.”You can’t take this any different from what we did at the end of the season when we had to win pretty much all our games to get in,” said Kinkaid, who got a rare night off in the regular-season finale Saturday. ”It’s no different here.”Devils captain Andy Greene said the toughest job for a backup – which Kinkaid handled for the past three seasons – is showing what you can do. It’s especially hard when the backup plays in the second game of a back-to-back and his team is tired.”This time, he knew going in he was going to have some time,” Greene said. ”He worked really hard in practice and you can see just how much more confident he is. Like I said 30 times. He is very square to the puck, confident, and when you are feeling that way, the puck seems to find you. He has been a rock back there and we are just feeding off him.”Center Travis Zajac, who along with Greene are the only leftovers from the Devils’ team that played in the Stanley Cup Finals, said this is the best he has seen Kinkaid play.”He has always made big plays Los Angeles Kings Hats Authentic , but now he is doing it more consistently,” Zajac said. ”He has given us a chance to win every night. I think that’s the main thing. You just see that consistency in his game, where he is not letting any weak goals in. He is confident now, and that’s a big part of it, too.”Hynes said Kinkaid has gotten better along the way.”That’s preparation, his mental focus, his ability to get to a high level, night in and night out,” Hynes said. ”That’s an improvement for him to go from a guy who didn’t play every night to that and perform real well. That has allowed him to take advantage of his opportunity.”— UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Devon Toews scored his first NHL goal at 1:48 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.Mathew Barzal scored twice to keep up his scoring binge and help the Islanders win for the eighth time in nine games. Robin Lehner, making his third straight start Custom Los Angeles Kings Jerseys , stopped 19 shots as New York moved to 3-0-1 in four games at the Nassau Coliseum this season.Toews, playing in the fifth game of his career, got the winner when he knocked in the rebound of his own shot that Collin Delia stopped, with the puck coming to him at the right side.Patrick Kane and Dominik Kahun and scored for Chicago, which lost for the third time in their last five. Delia, making his third start of the season and sixth of his career, finished with a career-high 47 saves.Kane tied the score with on a one-timer that he didn’t hit cleanly and the puck fluttered off the post and in past Lehner for his 23rd at 5:01 of the third.Barzal put New York ahead with a power-play goal late in the second, putting in the rebound of Nick Leddy’s shot in front for his 12th with 1:04 left. After extending his point streak to six games with his first goal, Barzal — selected for his first All-Star appearance a day earlier — now has eight goals and 11 points in that stretch.Cal Clutterbuck nearly gave the Islanders the lead earlier with about 6:20 left in the period as he batted the puck out of the air from the right side. The officials conferred on the ice and initially ruled it a good goal. However, it was overturned after a video review because Clutterbuck’s stick was above the height of the crossbar when it hit the puck.The teams were tied 1-1 after one period, though the Islanders controlled play for most of the first 20 minutes www.officialwild.com , outshooting the Blackhawks 14-3.Kahun got Chicago on the scoreboard first. Duncan Keith fired a long shot from the left point and Brandon Saad’s deflection in front was stopped by Leher, However, Kahun backhanded the rebound from the right side for his sixth at 3:05.Barzal tied the score at 6:47 with his 11th. Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the right point deflected up off Anthony Beauvillier in front, and Barzal batted it out of the air from the left side into the top left corner. It extended his point streak to six games.NOTES: The attendance was announced as 13,454, marking the first time it wasn’t a sellout in the four games the Islanders have played at the Nassau Coliseum this season. … Barzal has nine goals and 17 points in his last 12 games. … Lehner has given up just three goals on 107 shots over his last four games since replacing Thomas Greiss in the second period of the Islanders’ 6-3 comeback win against Ottawa last Friday night. … The Islanders went 1 for 2 on the power play after coming in 2 for 13 with the man advantage their previous six games. … The teams conclude their season series Jan. 22 at Chicago. … Kahun scored for the second straight game and has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last six games. … Chicago, last in the NHL on the penalty-kill at 73.6 percent coming in, has allowed five power-play goals on 16 chances the last five games.UP NEXTBlackhawks: At Pittsburgh on Sunday to complete a two-game trip.Islanders: At St. Louis on Saturday night.
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