Westgarth, Fox, Flames and tonight’s First Goal Contest

Tonight marks the fourth and final meeting of the regular season between the Kings and Flames, however none of the previous three have meant as much as this contest. Both teams are currently out of a playoff spot, but within striking distance. And with so many of the teams ahead of them also playing tonight, the Western Conference standings will likely get a good shake-up over the next six hours.

Special note: After the game, be sure to join us on the MayorsManor LIVE show. We’ll be taking calls and questions from listeners, discussing the playoff races around the NHL and Jim Fox will be calling in from the Saddledome with a post-game report. You can dial us up toll-free at (888) 342-0491 and/or listen in here. We’ll also cover some of the these stories…

A week after the Kings last trip to Calgary, Kyle Clifford recorded his first Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, assist and fight in the same game) and by doing so he earned a free steak dinner via a friendly wager with teammate Kevin Westarth. Now, it might be time to collect.

“We need to find some time here,” said Wesgarth, when I asked if he’s paid up yet. “We should have some time on the road. I’m sure Canada has that good Alberta beef. So, that’s probably the best way to go about it.”

As for the game itself tonight, Dustin Penner shared these thoughts…

“It’s not a hatred,” he began, when talking about a rivalry with Calgary.  “But, it’s been a really intense place whenever I’ve been there, with Anaheim and especially Edmonton.  It’s probably where 30-40% of my fights have been – against Phaneuf, Regehr, Prust, etc.  It’s always a tough game.  They’re what every good home team should be - and that’s a bunch of homers.”

As usual, MayorsManor will host a First Goal Contest tonight. If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think will score first vs. the Flames. 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 6 goals in 29 career games vs Calgary

- Anze Kopitar has 9 goals in 23 games

- Justin Williams has 2 goals in 17 games

- Mike Richards has 3 goals in 8 games

- Jeff Carter has 2 goals in 8 games

- Jarret Stoll has 4 goals in 37 games

- Doughty has 1 goal in 15 games

Of course, feel free to take Penner, Jordan Nolan, Willie Mitchell or any of the other Kings players. Just stay clear of 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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Comments

  1. Brown

  2. frank gratrix says:

    Brown

  3. Dustin Penner!

  4. Kopitar

  5. Rod Rounke says:

    Carter

  6. Veronica Valenzuela says:

    Anze Kopitar!

  7. Williams !

  8. Stoll

  9. Kinger!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Colin Fraser

  11. Blueline says:

    Nolan

  12. Michael Ortiz says:

    Willie Mitchell

    • Congrats – you guessed correctly and won yourself a free pair of Kings tickets! Check your email for more info. Also, thanks to all who played / entered, if you didn’t win, try again on Friday night when the Kings play the Oilers in Edmonton. We’ll have another pair of tickets to give away.

  13. Dwight King

  14. Richards!!!!

  15. Kristina says:

    Penner

  16. Carter

  17. Kopitar

  18. Richards

  19. Nolan!

  20. Kopitar!!!

  21. I’m looking for Anze Kopitar to get us back on track tonight!!

  22. Anze Kopitar

  23. Victoria Desimone says:

    Drew Doughty

  24. Brittany says:

    Slava Voynov

  25. Williams

  26. Nolan

  27. Stoll

    GO KINGS GO!!

  28. Slava Voynov

  29. Williams

  30. Doughty

  31. Kopitar

  32. Voynov!!!

  33. Lewis

  34. Williams!!

  35. Jordan Nolan!

  36. Williams

  37. Carter

  38. Kopitar

  39. Theram16 says:

    Anze Kopitar!!:)

  40. Ruben Arredondo says:

    Jeff Carter!

  41. Larry Palm says:

    Gotta stay with KopiSTAR!

  42. Kyle Clifford

  43. Clifford

  44. Jeff Carter!

  45. Kopitar

  46. Stephanie Lopez says:

    Drew Doughty!!

  47. King

  48. Brown!

  49. Nicholas says:

    Taking the easy route: Anze Kopitar.

  50. Jen Dorkin says:

    :) Brown

  51. Clifford!!

  52. chitchattj` says:

    Stoll…. it’s got happen eventually eh!

  53. Ruben Sanchez says:

    dustin brown!!

  54. Carter

  55. Richards!

  56. Williams

  57. Stoll.

  58. Rocio Escareno says:

    Mike Richards

  59. Brittney Stevens says:

    Kopi

  60. Samantha Reyes says:

    It’s Richie for sure!!! Go kings go!

  61. Mike Welch says:

    7M worth the Doughty please!

  62. Tatum thomas says:

    Brown!

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