Devils are Back in the Playoffs, Led by Union’s Keith Kinkaid
Keith Kinkaid led Union to its first-ever NCAA hockey tournament in 2011 and now he's between the pipes of what he hopes will be an equally-memorable Stanley Cup playoff run as the starting goalie for the Devils. Kinkaid grew up on Long Island idolizing Martin Brodeur and now he has a chance to do what Brodeur did three times for this New Jersey franchise; win a Stanley Cup.
Since the middle of February, when Kinkaid took over the starting job for a then-injured Cory Schneider, the former Union netminder has more wins than any other goalie in the NHL. His play is what helped lock up the 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and it has relegated the all-star Schneider to a backup role. Kinkaid will be in the net Thursday night as the Devils open their series against the Lightning.
Ken Daneyko is a legendary New Jersey Devil. He's known as "Mr. Devil" after all. And with 3 Stanley Cup rings, Daneyko knows what it takes to win this time of year. Now, a color analyst for Devils television broadcasts on MSG, the former defenseman breaks down New Jersey's chances to make a run this postseason with Kinkaid in net.