First Goal Contest – Sharks at Kings (March 20)

The Kings are entering uncharted waters tonight against the Sharks. Winners of four in a row for the second time this season, LA has a chance to do something they haven’t done all year, win a fifth straight.

While the Sharks have beaten the Kings two out of the three times they’ve played this season, it was the home team who’s always come out on top so far. Including tonight, they’ll play three times over the final ten games, with two of the games in Los Angeles. Like coach Sutter was talking about after the team’s pre-game skate this morning, you have to win your games at home.

As usual, MayorsManor will host a First Goal Contest tonight. But, before you submit your guess, here’s who two of the players think will score first…

Jeff Carter – “It would be nice to get Richie (Mike Richards) another one. He’s getting his chances. He had the shootout goal and the empty netter. So, let’s keep it going.”

Willie Mitchell – “If we get the first goal, I’ll be happy with that. But, I’ll go with Cartsy (Carter) because he’s new to the rivalry we have with San Jose. So, he’d be a good guy to get the first one and he’s a goal scorer. I say he’s the guy to respond tonight.”

If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think will score first vs. the Sharks. 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 11 goals in 46 career games vs San Jose

– Anze Kopitar has 11 goals in 36 games (has also scored in each of the Kings last three games)

– Justin Williams has 1 goal in 17 games

– Mike Richards has 3 goals in 10 games

– Jeff Carter has 5 goals in 8 games (including a hat trick vs. the Sharks in his last game with the Blue Jackets before being traded)

– Jarret Stoll has 4 goals in 34 games

– Drew Doughty has 1 goal in 21 games

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

Good luck!

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  1. Miguel Rodriguez says:


    • Congratulations – you won the contest! Please check your email for more information.

      NOTE: As a reminder to all others, the winner is not always the first person to enter. All entries with the correct player (in this case Mike Richards) are pooled together and one random winner is selected. If you didn’t win yesterday, try again on Thursday vs. the St. Louis Blues. Good luck.

  2. Matt Holland says:


  3. Carter

  4. Brown

  5. Williams!!! Go Kings Go!!

  6. Anthony Flores says:


  7. Jarret Stoll

  8. Christina says:

    Kopitar! Go Kings!

  9. Brownie

  10. Doughty

  11. Jeff Carter

  12. Brittany Crawford says:


  13. Kopitar

  14. Richards! Time to shine.

  15. King

  16. Brown!!!

  17. Kopitar!!

  18. amy vincent says:


  19. Clifford!!!


  21. Dustin Brown#23

  22. chitchattj says:

    Stoll or Penner :0

  23. kostamojen says:

    Kyle Clifford

  24. Carter
    Go Kings!!!

  25. voynov

  26. Jarret “OhStrollsy” Stoll

  27. veronica valenzuela says:

    Anze Kopitar!

  28. Without a doubt: Lewis

  29. Brown

  30. jose ramos says:


  31. Williams! Go Kings!

  32. Dustin Brown

  33. #11 Kopitar

  34. Tatum thomas says:


  35. Carter

  36. Kinger

  37. Jordan Nolan

  38. Carter!

  39. Nicholas says:

    Mike Richards starts his multi-point game with the game’s first goal tonight!

  40. Dwight King

  41. Kopistar!

  42. Vanessa Gutierrez says:


  43. KOPITAR!

  44. Brown!

  45. Doughty

  46. SaraMechell says:

    Gonna go with Carter!

  47. jeff carter!

  48. Elizabeth says:

    Willie Mitchell

  49. Willie Mitchell

  50. Lewis… been playing well lately.

  51. Mike Richards

  52. Dustin Penner (insert laugh here)

  53. Penner

  54. Carter

  55. Slava

  56. geneucla says:

    Carter…#77 starts the onslaught

  57. Rod Rounke says:

    Justin Williams

  58. Carter

  59. Carter

  60. Dan Williams says:

    Brownie! GKG!!

  61. Doughty99 says:

    Doughty (of course!)

  62. voynov

  63. ivyenergy says:


  64. Kyle Clifford

  65. Williams

  66. Richards!!!

  67. Larry Palm says:

    Carter #77

  68. Blaine B says:


  69. kings_dad says:

    24 GO KINGS !!!

  70. Jeff Carter

  71. jeff carter baby!

  72. Scuds

  73. Colin Fraser!!

  74. Victoria Desimone says:

    Drew Doughty

  75. Doughty.


  77. Williams

  78. Greene

  79. Brown!

  80. Carter

  81. Carter

  82. Gotta go with Nolan

  83. Voynov!

  84. Richards!!

  85. Mike Richards, time to end the drought

  86. Kopitar

  87. Kingsfan09 says:


  88. Voynov.

  89. Theram16 says:

    Going with the guy with the hot stick against them. Jeff Carter!;)

  90. Ziggyfan says:


  91. Trevor Linam says:



  93. Carter

  94. Kristina says:


  95. Blueline says:

    Dustin Brown

  96. Darren Coats says:


  97. Dustin Brown!

  98. Dustin Brown


  100. Damien Bueni says:

    Carter! GKG!!!

  101. Mitchell

  102. Brownie!!!!!

  103. Voynov as usual!

  104. Doughty ! On the pp

  105. Anze Kopitar!

  106. Rocio Escareno says:

    Anze Kopitar

  107. S Cordova says:



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