Oilers at Kings pre-game notes and First Goal Contest

Kyle Clifford LA Kings MayorsManor

The Kings will suit up for their second-to-last home game of the regular season tonight against one of their long-time rivals, the Edmonton Oilers.

Each team has featured a plethora of former players from the other side over the years – and names like Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene, Dustin PennerRyan Smyth and Eric Belanger are keeping the tradition alive.  Tonight the Oilers will also have a former Kings prospect on the blueline, as they recalled defenseman Colten Teubert over the weekend.  You may remember, he made his NHL debut during Edmonton’s only other visit to LA earlier this season.

Prior to the two team’s facing off last Friday in Canada, Penner stopped by MayorsManor to share some thoughts about playing his old team.  You can read those comments here. He also joined us on the one-year anniversary of his trade to LA (here) back in February.

As for tonight, we’ll host our usual First Goal Contest – giving you a chance to win two free tickets to Thursday’s regular season finale at Staples Center.  Entering is easy, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think will score first vs. the Oilers. All correct answers will be pooled together and one random winner will be awarded the tickets.

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

– Dustin Brown has 12 goals in 27 career games vs Edmonton

Anze Kopitar has 7 goals in 21 games

– Justin Williams has 2 goals in 16 games

Mike Richards has 1 goals in 8 games

– Stoll has 4 goals in 12 games

Brad Richardson has 3 goals in 28 games

– Drew Doughty has 5 goal in 15 games

Of course, feel free to take any of the other Kings players – i.e. Colin Fraser, Jordan Nolan, Willie Mitchell, etc.. Just remember that Kevin Westgarth is scheduled to be a healthy scratch again and the status of Davis Drewiske could be a game-time decision. He’s likely going to get one more start before the end of the season and when he does, the defenseman he replaces in the line-up will most likely be Alec Martinez.

Good luck!

Note: pre-game interviews with Kopitar and Richardson can be found here and here.

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Comments

  1. Kenneth59 says:

    williams

  2. Brown

  3. Michael Ortiz says:

    Slava Voynov

  4. Greener
    GO KINGS GO!!

  5. Penner

  6. Brown

  7. Chelsea says:

    Kopitar!

  8. Brown

  9. Ruben Sanchez says:

    Dustin Brown!

  10. Sheri C says:

    The one and only #11 Anze Kopitar

  11. Marty's Mom says:

    Brown

  12. Robert Bullock says:

    Stoll

  13. jordan s says:

    King!

  14. Brittany says:

    I’m going with Jarret Stoll. He has to score eventually, right?

  15. Richards

  16. Brown

  17. Kopitar

  18. richardson

  19. Richardson

  20. voynov! :p

  21. kira santora says:

    Williams! : – ) #GOKINGSGO!!!!!!

  22. Pennercakes!

  23. Doughty

  24. Kristina says:

    Penner

  25. Bill N. says:

    Kopitar

  26. Clifford

  27. Stoll

  28. Richards!!!!!

  29. Melinda says:

    Cliffy

  30. King

  31. Dwight King, dammit!

  32. Dani Motruk says:

    Kopitar

  33. Williams

  34. Denise Souza says:

    Kopitar….

  35. melissa says:

    Nolan

  36. Richards

  37. King

  38. McNickk says:

    Trevor Lewis.

  39. kopitar

  40. cmarv035 says:

    Dustin Brown

  41. CARTER

  42. Brian Vincent says:

    First goal Williams! Go Kings Go!!

  43. Brown.

  44. kostamojen says:

    Martinez

  45. Anthony Flores says:

    Scuderi… Go Kings Go… Going for the dark horse..

  46. Brownie!

  47. Mike Richards!

  48. frank gratrix says:

    Brown

  49. TRaw504 says:

    Alec Martinez on the PP.

  50. Kopitar

  51. Blueline says:

    Dustin Brown

  52. Voynov

  53. Brown

  54. Veronica Valenzuela says:

    Anze Kopitar!

  55. Cliffy!!!GKG!!!!!

  56. Kopitar!! GKG

  57. Tatum thomas says:

    Nolan??

  58. Clifford!

  59. Ruben Arredondo says:

    Williams!!

  60. Doughty!!!!

  61. i want to say penner… but im going with Richards..

  62. Richardson

  63. Matt Holland says:

    Fraser

  64. Penner

  65. Dwight King!

  66. Rod Rounke says:

    Richards

  67. Kelly Ann says:

    Penner.

  68. Gotta be Brownie

  69. Brown!

  70. Michael says:

    Dwight King

  71. CLIFFORDDDDDD

  72. S Cordova says:

    J-DUB! LET’S GO #14, GKG!

  73. Kopitar, per usual

  74. Voynov!

  75. Nolan.. Why not..

  76. kings_dad says:

    22

  77. #26 VV voynov first goal

  78. Richardson

  79. amy vincent says:

    Greene

  80. Richards

  81. Jordan Nolan

  82. Janelle says:

    Richards!

  83. BROWN…. GKG

  84. Mike Richards, afterwards he will continue to not wear an L.A. hat like a scrub.

  85. Brown

  86. King

  87. Trevor Linam says:

    KOPITAR

  88. SandstromFan says:

    Martinez

  89. megan smith says:

    Voynov will score the first goal for the lakings

  90. Lanelle Mathis says:

    Martinez

  91. Lewis

  92. TomRam16 says:

    Dustin Brown!!:)

  93. Martinez

  94. Shelley says:

    Clifford…we believe!! GKG!!!!!!

  95. Williams

  96. Voynov

  97. Justin Williams

  98. KingsOfLA says:

    NOLAN

  99. Kopitar

  100. Brownie

  101. Michele says:

    Richards

  102. Max Goen says:

    Alec Martinez

  103. Matt Greenes stunt double says:

    Brown

  104. Rocio Escareno says:

    Brad Richardson

  105. Dustin brown

  106. nick bucky thomas says:

    MIKE RICHARDS … rebound from dwight king

  107. Zach Fleischer says:

    Dwight king

  108. Lewis Lover says:

    Lewis

  109. From Russia with Love says:

    Voynov

    • Congrats – you were the winner of the First Goal Contest. Please check your email for more info.

  110. Mitchell

  111. Fraser

  112. Brown

  113. Thank you to all who played. The winner was identified above. If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry – we’ll have another contest on Thursday night. Try again!