First Goal Contest – Coyotes at Kings, WCF Game 4


After leading the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 and dropping Game 4 in the first round, then leading the St. Luois Blues 3-0 in the second round and finishing off the sweep on home ice, the big question of the day is will the Western Conference Finals be more like the former or the latter. 

Although Kings coach Darryl Sutter toyed with the gather media yesterday and wouldn’t divulge if Colin Fraser would be going back into the line-up, it looks like he’ll be centering the fourth line – with Brad Richardson sliding back over to left wing and Kyle Clifford being the odd man out.  Over on the Coyotes side, Martin Hanzal will return after his one game suspension following Game 2.  Most likely, Marc-Antoine Pouliot will stay in and Paul Bissonnette will exit the Phoenix line-up.  However, those will all be game-time decisions, as will the status of defenseman Adrian Aucoin. We’ll give you updates on the rosters from both sides during warm-ups at the arena (via twitter and facebook).

Now, if you want to win a signed Dustin Brown puck or other great prizes, here’s some details for you… we’ve been running two separate First Goal Contests during the playoffs… there’s the traditional MayorsManor contest run exclusively during Kings games, where recently we’ve been giving away a signed puck…and, the other, which is more like a tournament running through the end of the NHL playoffs. In the latter, we’re giving away a jersey or stick signed by the entire LA Kings team (the winner gets to choose their prize, as previously announced here).

For the Western Conference Finals, we’re combining both contests into one post…

Three things to know:

1 – You can enter ONE contest or BOTH by just leaving a single comment below.

2 – If you want to enter the Kings contest ONLY, simply leave a comment below with the LA player you think scores first vs. the Coyotes today. As always, multiple people can guess the same player. So, don’t worry about somebody else taking ‘your player.’ If that player scores first, we’ll pool all the winners together and randomly select one person to receive an autographed Dustin Brown puck.

SAMPLE ENTRY: Justin Williams

3 – If you want to enter BOTH contests, no problem. Just leave a comment below and select one player from each team playing today. We’ll use your Kings guess to enter you in both contests.

SAMPLE ENTRY:

Phoenix (Vermette) at Los Angeles (Voynov)

Make sense? It should seem easy enough.

Good luck!

After you cast your vote, be sure to check out some of the exclusive video interviews we posted last night:

Shane Doan on karma vs the Kings

Ray Whitney on karma vs the Kings

Dwight King on Kingsanity

Jordan Nolan on the special guests he has in town this weekend

Comments

  1. flyingpuck says:

    Dustin Brown will lead the way, scoring first!

  2. McNickk says:

    Phx (Vermette) at LAK (Brown)

  3. AR says:

    I’m going with the Captain, for first goal. I expect Brown to come out strong and ready to hammer that nail.

  4. Veronica Valenzuela says:

    Anze Kopitar!

  5. Thomas says:

    PHX (Korpikoski) at LAK (Williams)

    Contest:

    Williams (LAK)

  6. Robert Beck says:

    Drew Doughty (LAK) —None (PHX)

  7. Janelle says:

    PHX (Vrbata) at LAK (Kopitar)

  8. susie says:

    LAK PENNER vs PHX (None)

  9. Brenda says:

    Willie Mitchell
    GO KINGS GO!!

  10. Wendi says:

    Dwight King

  11. Max says:

    Phoenix (Hanzal) at Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  12. TonyD says:

    Stoll

  13. Bucket Shoes (Rob Hughes) says:

    LA – Richards PHX – Hanzal

  14. Brittney stevens says:

    Kopi

  15. Zach says:

    Mike Richards

  16. moe says:

    penner

  17. Tom says:

    Richards

  18. king says:

    Kings of the hill!

  19. michael taylor says:

    King !

  20. Britanee says:

    Dustin brown

  21. Nicole says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  22. Joey P says:

    Brown/Doan

  23. Brittany says:

    Phoenix (Hanzal) at Los Angeles (Williams)

  24. Michelle says:

    Carter

  25. Blueline says:

    Brad Doty

  26. rachel says:

    mike richards

  27. Brian Vincent says:

    First goal Williams! Go Kings Go!!

  28. Adam brito says:

    Voynov

  29. David says:

    Stoll !!!

  30. David says:

    Stoll !!!!

  31. Forum Gold says:

    Vrbata/Doughty

  32. robert bullock says:

    Carter

  33. Kmcphee says:

    Doan (Phx) at Kopitar/Kopidor (LAK)

  34. Adam says:

    Voynov!

  35. Nicholas says:

    Justin Williams is overdue, sticking with him!

  36. Joe McPherson says:

    Richards

  37. Matthew Nelson says:

    I’m going with Anze Kopitar

  38. Jeff says:

    Mike Richards

  39. elizabeth says:

    Martinez

  40. Caleb s says:

    Dustin Brown

  41. Lanelle Mathis says:

    King

  42. Jason says:

    Doughty

    Go Kings!

  43. amy vincent says:

    KOPI

  44. Fricke says:

    Kopitar…. GKG third time’s a charm!!!

  45. Jamie Przybylski says:

    Stoll

  46. Marcus says:

    Mike Richards

  47. tyler says:

    kopi

  48. Nick says:

    Carter

  49. Katie says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Williams)

  50. Griffin says:

    Phoenix (doan) at Los Angeles (Brown)

  51. Michele says:

    Sticking with The Captain! gkg!

  52. Victoria Desimone says:

    Los Angeles (Doughty)

  53. Melinda says:

    Carter

  54. James says:

    PHX(Hanzal) – LAK(Carter)

  55. Tim says:

    Kopidor for first goal

  56. Jen Dorkin says:

    Dustin Brown, baby!

  57. Sher says:

    Phoenix (Pyatt) at Los Angeles (Lewis!)

  58. Shelley says:

    Mike Richards

  59. Gordon Blakey says:

    Richards

  60. Jennie says:

    Phoenix (no one) Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  61. Anthony Flores says:

    Mitchell…..

  62. Evo says:

    Richards

  63. Chelsea says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Brown)

  64. Joeball says:

    LA Kingers Mitchell
    pho Steve Nash
    I’m calling another shutout for quick

  65. Chris says:

    Kings-Dustin brown
    Phoenix-vermette

  66. Matt Greenes stunt double says:

    Mike the magician Richards

  67. pgw says:

    Hanzal for phoenix, kopitar for kings

  68. S Cordova says:

    PHX (DOAN) LA (WILLIAMS)

  69. KingsFan on EastCoastTime says:

    Richards

  70. kelly says:

    mitchell

  71. Christie says:

    Carter!

  72. Ken says:

    kopitar

  73. Dana says:

    brown

  74. Rod Rounke says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Penner)

  75. heather says:

    carter

  76. Jennifer says:

    Phx (Vermette), Los Angeles (King)

  77. Susan Hardy says:

    Brown Dustin Brown

  78. Ian says:

    Justin Williams. Let’s Go Kings!!!

  79. Mark Eld says:

    DUSTIN BROWN!!!

  80. rctana says:

    King

  81. Jessica says:

    Dustin Brown!

  82. Elijah says:

    Justin williams

  83. Stan says:

    Phoenix (Vrbata) at Los Angeles (Nolan)

  84. D says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Brown)

  85. carey says:

    stoll

  86. Katy says:

    Kings: Anze Kopitar
    Coyotes: No one

  87. Thoma Vega says:

    Brown is going score the first puck. Go KINGS GO

  88. ANGIE says:

    #LaKings #King scores 1st
    #phoenix None

    GO KINGS GO

  89. abigail says:

    stoll!!

  90. Ashley Nunes says:

    Brown

  91. Thoma Vega says:

    Brown going to score the first goal…. Go KINGS GO

  92. Ursula says:

    Dwight King

  93. Sam G says:

    Penner

  94. Trevor Linam says:

    Nolan

  95. Eddie says:

    Brown LAK
    Doan Phoenix

  96. corri says:

    Phx – Doan
    LA – Richards

  97. Dawna says:

    KOPISTAR woooohoooo

  98. dan daniel says:

    Phx down
    L A doughty

  99. Ruben Sanchez says:

    Phoenix (Vermette) at Los Angeles (Brown)

  100. Rocio Escareno says:

    Slava Voynov :)

  101. Vanessa Gutierrez says:

    Carter

  102. EricC says:

    Jeff Carter

  103. Jeff says:

    Trevor Lewis