Kings v Cancuks game two – First Goal Contest

Loktionov Richards LA Kings MayorsManorSince the news came down yesterday that Kyle Clifford would be out of the line-up tonight, MayorsManor readers have been split on who should replace him. In our poll, it was nearly dead even – with 51% opting for Andrei Loktionov. Kings coach Darryl Sutter agreed with the (slight) majority and has opted to put in the guy he recently called a ‘good little player’ on the fourth line with Colin Fraser and Jordan Nolan.

Loktionov played 39 games with the Kings this season, scoring three goals. He also played 32 games for the Manchester Monarchs, scoring five goals. His only playoff experience as a professional came in the AHL two seasons ago, when he had one goal in 16 games. During his one year of junior hockey, he scored 11 goals in 20 games for the Windsor Spitfires en route to the Memorial Cup Championship.

As usual, MayorsManor will host a First Goal Contest tonight and just like we did for game one of the series, we’ll be giving away a Dustin Brown autographed puck. If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think will score first vs. the Canucks. All correct answers will be pooled together and one random winner will be selected.

Who should you pick?  Well, Willie Mitchell looked like a man possessed the other night (and sounded like one in his MayorsManor interview here).  You’d be hard pressed to go against Jeff Carter or Mike Richards, both had excellent games on Wednesday and were heavily involved in the Kings offensive attack.  And yes, Dustin Penner had the game winning goal.

If you’d like a larger body of work to use when making your decision, the following stats may come in handy…

- Brown has 10 goals in 28 career regular season games vs Vancouver

- Anze Kopitar has 5 goals in 22 regular season games

- Justin Williams has 6 goals in 16 regular season games

- Richards has 3 goals in 8 regular season games

- Carter has 4 goals in 8 regular season games

- Jarret Stoll has 9 goals in 41 regular season games

- Drew Doughty has 1 goal in 15 regular season games

- Penner has 7 goal in 35 regular season games

- Loktionov has 0 goals in 3 regular season games

Also feel free to take Colin Fraser, Alec Martinez, Slava Voynov or any of the other Kings players. Just stay clear of Kevin Westgarth and Davis Drewiske because both are expected to be healthy scratches for game two of the playoffs. Plus, Brad Richardson is still out following surgery earlier this week.

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. tyler says:

    Kopitar

  2. Nick Buffum says:

    Mitchell

  3. Griffin says:

    Jeff Carter

  4. Michael Ortiz says:

    Mike Richards

  5. Williams will get credit for the goal after it deflects off Burrows face.

    • Doughty99 says:

      If Williams gets the 1st goal, I nominate the author of this post for the signed puck, under the seldom applied ‘brilliant and hilarious post’ provision.

  6. Dan says:

    Brown

  7. Brittany says:

    Drew Doughty

  8. rctana says:

    Williams

  9. Pobo says:

    Brown

  10. Laurie says:

    Williams

  11. Dana says:

    Williams :) go Kings!!

  12. Autumn says:

    penner

  13. Blueline says:

    Dustin Brown

    • Blueline says:

      Had Richards in game 1 and hit it again in game 2…Penner needs to pay me to pick him in game 3

  14. Heather says:

    Doughty

  15. Melinda says:

    Richards

  16. moe says:

    Carter. And I called Richards last time, who won?

  17. Kelly says:

    MITCHELL

  18. Kelly Ann says:

    Dustin Penner.

  19. Jason says:

    Voynov

  20. colo king fan says:

    I’ll go with Williams again because if I stay with it eventually I’ll probably be right.

  21. Dan says:

    NOLAN

  22. Dan says:

    Lewis.

  23. Annette says:

    Voynov

  24. Nick says:

    Kopitar!

  25. Slava Voynov.

  26. Veronica Valenzuela says:

    Anze Kopitar!

  27. Rod Rounke says:

    CARTER

  28. Alex says:

    Scuds

  29. Eric B says:

    Anze Kopitar

  30. Brittney Stevens says:

    Richards

  31. Austin cazenave says:

    Kopi

  32. Nicholas says:

    Justin Williams. My spidey senses detect a hattrick.

  33. WoodardWrites says:

    This new guy they brought up named Penner.

  34. Nicole says:

    Richards

  35. Chelsea says:

    Doughty!

  36. Matt says:

    Mitchell.

  37. scott says:

    Kopi.. It’s too much to hope Penner will score again..

  38. frank gratrix says:

    Williams

  39. Michele says:

    Brown is real hungry for that first goal!

    Go Kings!!

  40. Kostamojen says:

    Alec Martinez

  41. David S says:

    Drew Doughty!

  42. Dave says:

    Carter please

  43. Doughty99 says:

    Doughty FTW! (Kopitar will get the GWG, just like two years ago!)

    Go Kings Go! Bring that 2-0 lead back to TSC!

  44. Stacy says:

    Brown

  45. Eric says:

    Lokti to earn the slot.

  46. Evo says:

    The captain.

  47. Ariel says:

    loktionov

  48. Lauren says:

    Kopitar

  49. Ruben Sanchez says:

    dustin brown!!!

  50. Felix says:

    Kopitar!

  51. Treece Ames says:

    Richards. Again :)
    Go Kings!!

  52. Adam says:

    Greene!

  53. Elizabeth says:

    Colin Fraser

  54. Christie says:

    Sticking with Carter.

  55. Dirk says:

    I am going out on a limb and saying Greene!

  56. Regy Dizon says:

    Dwight King! Just cause he has “King” in his name (and nobody else mentioned him)

  57. Carmody says:

    Sticking with Carter

  58. Sonya says:

    lewis

  59. Barbie says:

    Carter

  60. Chris says:

    Carter

  61. dan r says:

    Martinez

  62. Jorge says:

    Stoll!

  63. jason stomel says:

    Stoll

  64. Nick says:

    Brown.

  65. susie says:

    JEFF CARTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. James Wang (@t4iw4n33z) says:

    Williams

  67. David B says:

    Jordan Nolan

  68. Soren says:

    Anze Kopitor with the first goal.

  69. KingsOfLA says:

    Williams

  70. Steffen says:

    Dustin Brown

  71. Janelle says:

    Since the Colonel is out, I’ll choose Captain Brownie for tonight’s 1st goal.

  72. JD says:

    Dustin Brown

  73. Lee says:

    Mitchell

  74. Albert says:

    Kopitar!

  75. ivyenergy says:

    A- Mart

  76. rinkrattls says:

    Colin Fraser

  77. Chris says:

    Richards

  78. Joey says:

    Williams

  79. Justin says:

    Voynov, as usual!

  80. Kris says:

    I’ll go with Carter this time. Go Kings Go!!! Let’s get another win against the Vancouver Schmucks!!

  81. Matthew Motush says:

    Im gonna go with Jeff Carter

  82. Mia says:

    Richards!

  83. sstephen17 says:

    Loktionov!

  84. chitchattj` says:

    my heart says Stoll… my gut says Kopi…

  85. Stan says:

    JUSTIN WILLIAMS!!!! was givin constant effort in game one!

  86. Rocio Escareno says:

    Jeff Carter

  87. Brian Vincent says:

    First goal. Carter Go Kings Go!

  88. Trevor Linam says:

    Lewis for the win

  89. Brandon says:

    Martinez

  90. Nick12 says:

    Alec Martinez

  91. Fricke says:

    Williams…. GKG

  92. Birddog126 says:

    Greener

  93. Kim says:

    PENNER!!!!!! Duh!!!! :D

  94. Jason says:

    Voynov
    Go Kings!

  95. Thomas says:

    Penner = 1st Goal

  96. Jeremy McDonald says:

    stoll

  97. Don cherry says:

    Williams

  98. Tom says:

    Kopitar

  99. Anthony Mendeola says:

    Kopitar!!

  100. John Nelson says:

    Mitchell

  101. John Cawdrey says:

    I gots to go with Carter, big #77

  102. White Jersey Guy says:

    Brown

    • admin says:

      Congrats – you were the winner of last night’s contest. Please check your email for more info.

  103. Jason says:

    Ill go with Dustin Brown

  104. Jen Dorkin says:

    Oh, I will take Captain, Dustin Brown, of course. Wouldn’t it be fitting if his biggest fan (yours truly) won a puck autographed by him? ;) Thanks! GKG

  105. karl hess says:

    Kopitar

  106. Primo00001 says:

    Kopitar!

  107. Lynn H says:

    Captain Brown!

  108. kinglakerfan says:

    Loktionov

  109. Kat says:

    I’ll take Williams.

  110. Jimmy T says:

    DB!

  111. marc says:

    Stoll

  112. Anthony Flores says:

    Kopistar!!!GKG

  113. Dylan Dinsmore says:

    Matt Greene. Go big or go home right?

  114. jw says:

    Doughty.

  115. Shelley says:

    Mitchell.

  116. TooCool says:

    Rob Scuderi ;) Why not?

  117. Ali says:

    Jeff Carter

  118. Ian says:

    Dwight King

  119. Sarah H says:

    First Goal Anze Kopitar #11!!!

  120. CiscoC says:

    Voynov!

  121. Vanessa Gutierrez says:

    Richards

  122. Bryan says:

    King

  123. jose says:

    Dwight King!!

  124. Sam G says:

    Kopitar

  125. Steve says:

    Westgarth :-)
    He is well rested

  126. paganhagen says:

    Stoll its gonna happen

  127. TomRam16 says:

    Jeff Carter!!:)

  128. KingsGirl says:

    Carterrrr

  129. Tom B says:

    I’ll take Brown for the first goal and the sign Brown puck

  130. Ruben Arredondo says:

    richards!

  131. DoughtyLove says:

    Doughty (:

  132. Leri says:

    Brownieee

  133. chefmat says:

    Jeff Carter to open it up!!!!

  134. shak says:

    QUICK! bahahahah!

  135. Brenda says:

    Willie Mitchell
    GO KINGS GO!!

  136. Stephanie Lopez says:

    Drew Doughty

  137. J.J. says:

    Loktionov

  138. Donna Cobb says:

    Stoll

  139. Danny Cobb says:

    Martinez

  140. Eric C says:

    Justin Williams

  141. bucky says:

    Carter ! #JMFC !

  142. Thomas says:

    Martinez!

  143. S Cordova says:

    J-DUB! #14 GKG!

  144. Tatum thomas says:

    Richards

  145. Kristina says:

    Penner

  146. Cassie says:

    Martinez

  147. Jason says:

    Who was the winner?