First Goal Contest – Predators at Kings (March 17)

The Kings will try to win their fourth game in a row tonight, something they’ve only done one other time all season. Standing in front of them will be a Nashville Predators team that is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and is 29-3-4 when they score first. However, if the Preds opponent nets the first goal of the night, they have a 12-18-4 record. Combine that with the fact the Kings have only won seven of 33 games when the other team scores first and you’ll see why the message is simple – if LA can score first, they’ll have a much better chance.

Like usual, MayorsManor will host another First Goal Contest tonight.  Before you submit your guess though, here’s who a few of the players think will score first…

Jarret Stoll – “Trevor Lewis” (note: he was showing some love for his linemates, taking Dustin Penner last night)

Drew Doughty – “Dustin Brown”

Dustin Brown – “Kyle Clifford”

If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think will score first vs. the Predators. All correct answers will be pooled together and one random winner will be awarded a free pair of tickets to an upcoming Kings home game.

To help you with your selection, the following stats may come in handy…

– Dustin Brown has 8 goals in 27 career games vs Nashville

– Anze Kopitar has 6 goals in 22 games

– Justin Williams has 3 goals in 15 games

– Mike Richards has 3 goals in 8 games

– Jeff Carter has 7 goals in 10 games

– Jarret Stoll has 8 goals in 28 games

– Drew Doughty has 4 goals in 15 games

Of course, feel free to take Alec Martinez, Slava Voynov, Penner or any of the other Kings players. Just stay clear of Kevin Westgarth, Brad Richardson and Davis Drewiske because they’re expected to be healthy scratches from tonight’s game.

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Richards.

  2. Matt Holland says

    Richards

  3. Carter

  4. Brownie.

  5. Kopitar

  6. Jeff Carter! #JMFC

  7. Kopi!

  8. Greg Nisenbaum says

    carter from doughty and brown even strength 1st period

  9. Stoll

    I Believe!!
    GO Kings GO!!

  10. Brown!

  11. slava

  12. cliffy

  13. martinez

  14. Brown…Dustin Brown

  15. Thegetawayplan9 says

    Williams.

  16. Jeff Carter

  17. Richards. Go Kings Go!!!!

  18. Jordan Nolan! :]

  19. amy vincent says

    Williams

  20. Doughty

  21. Jeff carter

  22. I’ll take Drew Doughty.

  23. Dwight King

  24. Bill Norris says

    Williams

  25. frank gratrix says

    Doughty

  26. 26

  27. King

  28. Jimmy Perrault says

    Trevor Lewis

  29. Shino Okumura says

    Justin Williams

  30. Anze Kopitar

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  31. Voynov

  32. Mike Richards

  33. Rod Rounke says

    Kopitar

  34. Jeff Carter

  35. Carter!

  36. Clifford

  37. First goal tonight will be by Clifford the Big Red Dog!

  38. Mike Welch says

    Jeff Carter FTW

  39. Stoll

  40. Richards! The floodgate has opened!

  41. Carter

  42. Williams!!

  43. Dwight King

  44. Justin Williams

  45. Anthony Estrada says

    Doughty with the first goal!

  46. Mike Richards to get his scoring streak going;)

  47. lewis

  48. Carter

  49. Penner!!!

  50. Mitchell

  51. Kopitar, Anze

  52. Voynov

  53. Trevor Linam says

    Williams

  54. Carter, Jeff

  55. Richards

  56. Brownie.

  57. Richards!!!

  58. veronica valenzuela says

    Anze Kopitar 🙂

  59. Williams

  60. Kopitar

  61. Dustin Brown

  62. Jeff carter #77

  63. PucksAndGrub says

    I’ll go with Stoll for the first goal. GO KINGS GO!

  64. Rocio Escareno says

    Slava Voynov.
    I’m just going to keep going with him..

  65. KingsOfLA says

    Willie “the wizard” Mitchell

  66. Jeffery Carter

  67. Gokings32 says

    Dustin Brown

  68. Sarah Hernandez says

    First Goal Kopitar

  69. Victoria Desimone says

    Drew Doughty

  70. Jen Dorkin says

    Well, Mr. Mayor, based on the stats (and my habit) I’ll take Captain Brown!

  71. Willie Mitchell

  72. Greene

  73. Drew Doughty

  74. Anze Kopitar!

  75. Fraser

  76. Kopitar!

  77. First goal of the night for the kings #26 VV Voynov

  78. Mike Richards

  79. chitchattj says

    STOLLY!

  80. Anthony Flores says

    Nolan

  81. Clifford !

  82. Tatum thomas says

    Carter!