The following article appeared on www.thehockeynews.com on Wednesday, April 3, 2018 featurting former Union goaltender Keith Kinkaid, who has taken over in the Devils' crease over the past two months.
Keith Kinkaid has taken over in the Devils' crease over the past two months, and his play since mid-February has helped guide New Jersey to the brink of its first playoff berth in six years.
Without Taylor Hall, the New Jersey Devils wouldn’t have even sniffed playoff contention this season. That is an indisputable fact.
The 26-year-old has scored 37 goals and 89 points. He’s contributing 1.2 points per game and is leading New Jersey in scoring by a whopping 38 points. He has seven game-winning goals, and has found twine 24 times at even strength, 12 times on the power play and even notched a shorthanded tally this past week. He’s skated huge minutes down the stretch, too, averaging 19 minutes for the season, but flirting with 20 per night over the past month and a half. When the top-three for the end of year awards are announced, Hall will have more than earned his spot among the top Hart Trophy candidates, too. He has been a force to be reckoned with as the Devils drive their way towards the post-season.
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