"events: state" not updating when "Output on connect" is disabled

I want to trigger a node-red flow on a certain state. I am using the “events: state” node from the contrib-homeassistant-websockets package. I have a problem getting this node triggered:

The node has two settings: “Output on state change” and “Output on connect”. I have noticed that this node only triggers the flow when “output on connect” is enabled. This has as a result that the flow is started when HA oder NR are restarted as well, which is not cool, since i’ll get spammed with notifications. When i disable the “output on connect”, the node says “connected”, but never ever updates the state of the entity it should observate.

How should i configure this node to properly update on state change, but not on restart of HA or NR?