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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  1. Kopitar

  2. Nick Buffum says


  3. 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. Brown

  7. Drew Doughty

  8. Williams

  9. Brown

  10. Williams

  11. Williams 🙂 go Kings!!

  12. penner

  13. Dustin Brown

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

  14. Doughty

  15. Richards

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


  18. Kelly Ann says

    Dustin Penner.

  19. 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. NOLAN

  22. Lewis.

  23. Voynov

  24. Kopitar!

  25. Slava Voynov.

  26. Veronica Valenzuela says

    Anze Kopitar!

  27. Rod Rounke says


  28. Scuds

  29. Anze Kopitar

  30. Brittney Stevens says


  31. Austin cazenave says


  32. Justin Williams. My spidey senses detect a hattrick.

  33. WoodardWrites says

    This new guy they brought up named Penner.

  34. Richards

  35. Doughty!

  36. Mitchell.

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

  38. frank gratrix says


  39. Brown is real hungry for that first goal!

    Go Kings!!

  40. Kostamojen says

    Alec Martinez

  41. Drew Doughty!

  42. 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. Brown

  45. Lokti to earn the slot.

  46. The captain.

  47. loktionov

  48. Kopitar

  49. Ruben Sanchez says

    dustin brown!!!

  50. Kopitar!

  51. Richards. Again 🙂
    Go Kings!!

  52. Greene!

  53. Elizabeth says

    Colin Fraser

  54. Sticking with Carter.

  55. 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. Sticking with Carter

  58. lewis

  59. Carter

  60. Carter

  61. Martinez

  62. Stoll!

  63. jason stomel says


  64. Brown.

  65. JEFF CARTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. James Wang (@t4iw4n33z) says


  67. Jordan Nolan

  68. Anze Kopitor with the first goal.

  69. KingsOfLA says


  70. Dustin Brown

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

  72. Dustin Brown

  73. Mitchell

  74. Kopitar!

  75. ivyenergy says

    A- Mart

  76. rinkrattls says

    Colin Fraser

  77. Richards

  78. Williams

  79. Voynov, as usual!

  80. 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. Richards!

  83. sstephen17 says


  84. chitchattj` says

    my heart says Stoll… my gut says Kopi…

  85. 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. Lewis for the win

  89. Martinez

  90. Alec Martinez

  91. Williams…. GKG

  92. Birddog126 says


  93. PENNER!!!!!! Duh!!!! 😀

  94. Voynov
    Go Kings!

  95. Penner = 1st Goal

  96. Jeremy McDonald says


  97. Don cherry says


  98. Kopitar

  99. Anthony Mendeola says


  100. John Nelson says


  101. John Cawdrey says

    I gots to go with Carter, big #77

  102. White Jersey Guy says


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

  103. 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


  106. Primo00001 says


  107. Captain Brown!

  108. kinglakerfan says


  109. I’ll take Williams.

  110. DB!

  111. Stoll

  112. Anthony Flores says


  113. Dylan Dinsmore says

    Matt Greene. Go big or go home right?

  114. Doughty.

  115. Mitchell.

  116. Rob Scuderi 😉 Why not?

  117. Jeff Carter

  118. Dwight King

  119. First Goal Anze Kopitar #11!!!

  120. Voynov!

  121. Vanessa Gutierrez says


  122. King

  123. Dwight King!!

  124. Kopitar

  125. Westgarth 🙂
    He is well rested

  126. paganhagen says

    Stoll its gonna happen

  127. Jeff Carter!!:)

  128. KingsGirl says


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

  130. Ruben Arredondo says


  131. DoughtyLove says

    Doughty (:

  132. Brownieee

  133. Jeff Carter to open it up!!!!

  134. QUICK! bahahahah!

  135. Willie Mitchell

  136. Stephanie Lopez says

    Drew Doughty

  137. Loktionov

  138. Donna Cobb says


  139. Danny Cobb says


  140. Justin Williams

  141. Carter ! #JMFC !

  142. Martinez!

  143. S Cordova says

    J-DUB! #14 GKG!

  144. Tatum thomas says


  145. Penner

  146. Martinez

  147. Who was the winner?