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.


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:

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Ray Whitney on karma vs the Kings

Dwight King on Kingsanity

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

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  1. flyingpuck says:

    Dustin Brown will lead the way, scoring first!

  2. McNickk says:

    Phx (Vermette) at LAK (Brown)

  3. 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. PHX (Korpikoski) at LAK (Williams)


    Williams (LAK)

  6. Robert Beck says:

    Drew Doughty (LAK) —None (PHX)

  7. Janelle says:

    PHX (Vrbata) at LAK (Kopitar)

  8. LAK PENNER vs PHX (None)

  9. Willie Mitchell

  10. Dwight King

  11. Phoenix (Hanzal) at Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  12. Stoll

  13. Bucket Shoes (Rob Hughes) says:

    LA – Richards PHX – Hanzal

  14. Brittney stevens says:


  15. Mike Richards

  16. penner

  17. Richards

  18. Kings of the hill!

  19. michael taylor says:

    King !

  20. Britanee says:

    Dustin brown

  21. Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  22. Brown/Doan

  23. Brittany says:

    Phoenix (Hanzal) at Los Angeles (Williams)

  24. Michelle says:


  25. Blueline says:

    Brad Doty

  26. mike richards

  27. Brian Vincent says:

    First goal Williams! Go Kings Go!!

  28. Adam brito says:


  29. Stoll !!!

  30. Stoll !!!!

  31. Forum Gold says:


  32. robert bullock says:


  33. Kmcphee says:

    Doan (Phx) at Kopitar/Kopidor (LAK)

  34. Voynov!

  35. Nicholas says:

    Justin Williams is overdue, sticking with him!

  36. Joe McPherson says:


  37. Matthew Nelson says:

    I’m going with Anze Kopitar

  38. Mike Richards

  39. elizabeth says:


  40. Caleb s says:

    Dustin Brown

  41. Lanelle Mathis says:


  42. Doughty

    Go Kings!

  43. amy vincent says:


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

  45. Jamie Przybylski says:


  46. Mike Richards

  47. kopi

  48. Carter

  49. 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:


  54. PHX(Hanzal) – LAK(Carter)

  55. Kopidor for first goal

  56. Jen Dorkin says:

    Dustin Brown, baby!

  57. Phoenix (Pyatt) at Los Angeles (Lewis!)

  58. Shelley says:

    Mike Richards

  59. Gordon Blakey says:


  60. Phoenix (no one) Los Angeles (Kopitar)

  61. Anthony Flores says:


  62. 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. Kings-Dustin brown

  66. Matt Greenes stunt double says:

    Mike the magician Richards

  67. Hanzal for phoenix, kopitar for kings

  68. S Cordova says:


  69. KingsFan on EastCoastTime says:


  70. mitchell

  71. Christie says:


  72. kopitar

  73. brown

  74. Rod Rounke says:

    Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Penner)

  75. heather says:


  76. Jennifer says:

    Phx (Vermette), Los Angeles (King)

  77. Brown Dustin Brown

  78. Justin Williams. Let’s Go Kings!!!

  79. Mark Eld says:


  80. King

  81. Jessica says:

    Dustin Brown!

  82. Justin williams

  83. Phoenix (Vrbata) at Los Angeles (Nolan)

  84. Phoenix (Whitney) at Los Angeles (Brown)

  85. stoll

  86. Kings: Anze Kopitar
    Coyotes: No one

  87. Thoma Vega says:

    Brown is going score the first puck. Go KINGS GO

  88. #LaKings #King scores 1st
    #phoenix None


  89. abigail says:


  90. Ashley Nunes says:


  91. Thoma Vega says:

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

  92. Dwight King

  93. Penner

  94. Trevor Linam says:


  95. Brown LAK
    Doan Phoenix

  96. Phx – Doan
    LA – Richards

  97. 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:


  102. Jeff Carter

  103. Trevor Lewis