MayorsManor readers have been picking Jeff Carter by the dozens in recent contests and that does seem like a smart pick – he’s scored in three straight games and buried a snipe in the shootout vs. Vancouver on Monday night. He’s played Nashville 11 times in his NHL career, recording seven goals and 14 points. Can he keep things moving tonight?
Anze Kopitar, the Kings’ leading points producer five years running, has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 23 career games vs. the Predators.
Of course, there are plenty of other players on the Kings to choose from in tonight’s First Goal Contest.
First, for anybody new to the scene here, this contest is easy to enter – simply place a comment below with the LAST NAME of the LA Kings player you think will score first vs. the Predators tonight (one entry per person). We’ll take all of the correct entries and pool them together. From that group, one random winner will get a prize.
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Now, to help you with your selection/entry/guess, these are the expected line combinations LA coach Darryl Sutter will be starting the game with…
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Simon Gagne - Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Dwight King - Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan
If you like defenseman, they’ll be paired up like this…
Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez – Slava Voynov
Davis Drewiske – Jake Muzzin
Healthy Scratches: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Dustin Penner and Brad Richardson
For a look back at some Kings and Preds talk from late last season, click here to listen to the MayorsManor Live radio show with special guest Stu Grimson – a former King and now broadcaster with Nashville.
Good luck in the contest!
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