PHILADELPHIA -- A pair of backup goaltenders are expected to take the ice when the New Jersey Devils visit the Philadelphia Flyers in a Saturday afternoon matchup.
Keith Kinkaid (7-3-2, 3.09 GAA, .898 SP) is expected to make his third straight start in place of Devils starter Cory Schneider, who practiced on Friday but is recovering from an illness. New Jersey will go with recent AHL callup Ken Appleby as Kinkaid's backup.
"I just want to pick up where we left off," said Kinkaid, who led the Devils to a 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals Thursday night. "I think we need to keep building on our game and play like the past two efforts."
Flyers backup Michal Neuvirth (4-5-1, 2.35 GAA, .924 SP) was sharp in a 29-save effort Thursday night in a 3-2 overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs and is expected to make his second straight ahead of Brian Elliott, who had started 18 of 19 games before getting a rest on Thursday.
"Neuvy stole the show, in my opinion," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. << Read more
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