MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 40 – Kings at Stars

For the third time in 11 games the Kings will meet up with the Stars tonight in Dallas.

However, it’s close to being the end of an era.  This will be the second to last meeting between the two clubs while they’re still in the same division.  Beginning next year, with realignment, they won’t see each other nearly as much.

Coach Glen Gulutzan will use a few fresh faces too, as they’ve recently traded away captain Brenden Morrow and ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr.

After their last game, most of the Kings players were saying they should have beat the Ducks, rather than lose 4-3 in a shootout.  Several guys thought the effort was there, even if the result wasn’t. So, it will be interesting to see how much fire and angst they come out with tonight.

As noted Saturday, Dustin Penner will return to the line-up for LA – who are, of course, fighting for home ice advantage in the playoffs.  Meanwhile, the Stars are hanging around 10th place in the Western Conference, but are more likely playing for their jobs next season.

Regardless, if you can guess who will score first for the Kings, you could win yourself a nice little prize pack. And entering is easy, just follow these three simple steps…

STEP 1 – Some required reading:

- EXCLUSIVE: Morrow opens up about leaving the Dallas Stars

- Stars’ players take on seven LA Kings in a game of Word Association

- Ray Whitney explains what’s wrong with the NHL

STEP 2Click here to check out all the cool stuff Hockey Soda Energy has to offer because they’re putting together a prize pack for the winner. Their full line of Hockey Energy products are designed to improve protein metabolism, reduce fatigue and appetite, plus sharpen perception.

STEP 2 – Place a comment below with the LAST NAME of the LA Kings player you think will score first vs. the Stars (one entry per person). We’ll pool all the correct entries and one person will be randomly selected to receive a free Hockey Soda Energy prize pack featuring a hockey puck and a 6-pack of Hockey Energy Soda (must be 16 years of age or older).

To get you started, here are the line combinations and D-pairings that coach Darryl Sutter is expected to use:

FORWARDS

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams

Dustin Penner - Mike Richards – Jeff Carter

Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford – Brad Richardson – Jordan Nolan

DEFENSE

Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty

Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov

Jake Muzzin - Keaton Ellerby

Healthy Scratches: Colin Fraser, Alec Martinez and Tyler Toffoli

Based upon who was first off the ice at the morning skate, Jonathan Quick will likely get the start in net.

Good luck in the contest!

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Comments

  1. Carter

  2. Williams!!

  3. williams

  4. muzzin

  5. KingsCup2012 says:

    Dewey!

  6. Kopitar

  7. KHenry14 says:

    Kopitar

  8. Stacey McClain says:

    Stoll

  9. brown

  10. Richardson

  11. Muzzin

  12. Kopitar

  13. Genghis John says:

    Penner

  14. Carter

  15. KingsFan on EastCoastTime says:

    Penner (sentimental favorite)

  16. Penner

  17. Steven N. says:

    Kopitar

  18. Brown

  19. Williams

  20. Richardson

  21. Logan Halyk says:

    Penner

  22. Iceman91321 says:

    Jeff Carter FTW!!!

  23. Rachel Rebel says:

    Brown

  24. Andrew Do says:

    king

  25. Regehr

  26. Scuderi

  27. Blaine B says:

    voynov

  28. Clifford

  29. Sam Dumm says:

    Doughty

  30. Nolan

  31. Stoll

    Go KINGS GO!!

  32. Stoll

  33. Art Guerrero says:

    Williams

  34. Anthony Flores says:

    Richards

  35. nick banks says:

    Regehr FTW

  36. Brown

  37. Brandon says:

    Carter

  38. Brian Vincent says:

    Williams Go Kings Go!!

  39. Clifford

  40. Rafael Briseno says:

    Richards

  41. Muzzin

  42. Brown.

  43. Voynov

  44. Kopitar

  45. typicaljs says:

    Doughty

  46. Brittney Stevens says:

    Brown

  47. Carter

  48. williams

  49. josh montes says:

    carter

  50. KingOfRedlands says:

    Doughty

  51. Dani Motruk says:

    Carter

  52. Yuri Motruk says:

    Williams

  53. Carter

  54. Scuderi

  55. Voynov

  56. Carter

  57. Williams

  58. Shane Richardson says:

    Carter

  59. Sharone says:

    Richards

  60. Penner

  61. Jarret Stoll

  62. Richardson

  63. Kristina says:

    Brown

  64. Bradapiller says:

    Lewis the silent killer

  65. Carter

  66. Brown

  67. Brown…GKG!!!!!

  68. Eva Marie Alonzo says:

    Stoll

  69. Carter

  70. richards

  71. Muzzy

  72. Jeff Carter

  73. Ellerby

  74. Brown

  75. Muzzin

  76. Matt Greenes Stunt Double says:

    Kopitar

  77. Neil Lombardi says:

    Justin Williams

  78. Kingnation13 says:

    Brown…

  79. Brown

  80. Kopitar

  81. Regehr

  82. Amanda Heveran says:

    Doughty

  83. Hockeyjockey says:

    Captain Brown!!!

  84. Chelsea says:

    Doughty

  85. Brown

  86. HalfCrowned says:

    Muzzin !

  87. Forum Gold says:

    Brown.

  88. Jake muzzin

  89. Williams

  90. Williams

  91. Williams

  92. Kopitar!

  93. Brandon Tosch says:

    Lewis

  94. Lewis

  95. Christie says:

    Lewis

  96. Rache Yothers says:

    Scuderi

  97. Kopitar

  98. kopitar

  99. Tracey McPhail says:

    Kopitar