MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 43 – Kings at Sharks

Tonight very well could be a preview of next month’s playoff match-up – Kings v Sharks, SoCal v NoCal.

In their two previous contests this year, the home team has won each time, with the Sharks earning a 4-3 victory in San Jose on March 14 and the Kings coming out on top 5-2 in Los Angeles a few nights later.  They’ll meet again in two weeks, on the final day of the NHL regular season, at Staples Center.  Of course, that game may end up determining who gets home ice advantage in the playoffs.

There’s still plenty of hockey left to be played between now and then though, and best of all you might win a prize for correctly guessing who will score first for the Kings later this evening.

Before we go any further here, it should be noted, defenseman Matt Greene is still on IR and will not be playing tonight.  Yes, he’s traveling with the team and is expected back soon – just not yet.

Now, on with the show. To enter, just follow these three simple steps…

STEP 1 – Some required reading:

- Even more fun with Doughty and Lewis

- Doughty and Sutter talk about the fight with Sharks captain Joe Thornton

- LA Kings players talk Ryan Clowe stick play from last season

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 3 – Place a comment below with the LAST NAME of the LA Kings player you think will score first vs. the Sharks (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

Goaltender Jonathan Quick is expected to get the start in net.  He’s 8-4-4 vs. San Jose in his career, with a 2.63 goals against average.

Good luck in the contest!

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Comments

  1. Eric says:

    Carter, Jeff

  2. Joel says:

    Doughty

  3. kingsfanoneastcoasttime says:

    lewis

  4. Eva Marie Alonzo says:

    Lewis

  5. tigger says:

    Richards!!!!!

  6. Matthew Nelson says:

    Penner!

  7. Tom says:

    Nolan

  8. Christie says:

    Lewis!

  9. Kostamojen says:

    Brown

  10. Blaine B says:

    Voynov

  11. zach says:

    carter

  12. Nicole says:

    Carter

  13. Nicole says:

    Brown

  14. Brian says:

    ellerby

  15. Christina Amador says:

    Nolan

  16. Brenda says:

    Stoll

    Go KINGS Go!!

  17. Doughty says:

    Let’s go KINGS!! I have a need for shark n chips tonight!! :P

  18. KingsCup2012 says:

    Kopi

  19. S CORDOVA says:

    BROWNIE

  20. Rachel says:

    Richards

  21. Shelly says:

    Williams

  22. dwight says:

    Brown

  23. Kings8 says:

    Carter.

  24. MIke G says:

    Muzzin

  25. Brian Vincent says:

    Doughty! go Kings go!

  26. gralx says:

    Kopi !!!

  27. autumn says:

    williams

  28. Janelle says:

    Richards

  29. Chelsea says:

    Voynov

  30. Bradapiller says:

    Clifford

  31. Tana says:

    Jeff carter

  32. Jason says:

    Carter

  33. Cassie says:

    Richardson

  34. Nick B. says:

    Doughty!

  35. Rachel Rebel says:

    Brown

  36. Shawzy says:

    Voynov!!!

  37. Jenn H says:

    Scuderi

  38. Jeff says:

    Scuderi

  39. Jordan says:

    Stoll

  40. Jeff says:

    Brown

  41. Shane Richardson says:

    Carter

  42. Michael Ortiz says:

    Kopitar

  43. Cameron Nooger says:

    Kopitar

  44. KHenry14 says:

    Kopitar

  45. Chris Thorne says:

    RICHARDS

  46. Chris Bond says:

    King

  47. John says:

    Clifford

  48. Nish says:

    Nolan

  49. David says:

    King….Go Kings Go!!!!

  50. Boris says:

    williams

  51. c.esquivel says:

    El Capitan #23

  52. ken says:

    BROWN

  53. lakingsphan0427 says:

    Definitely Kopie…

  54. Art Guerrero says:

    Brown.

  55. Cody says:

    Richards

  56. Dave says:

    Kopitar

  57. Paul says:

    Brown

  58. Rod Rounke says:

    Penner

  59. tyler says:

    carter

  60. Ray says:

    Jeff Carter

  61. beau says:

    Penner

  62. Andy says:

    Richardson

  63. Brittney Stevens says:

    Brown

  64. Raymond says:

    Brown

  65. Robyn says:

    Doughty

  66. Brandon says:

    Williams

  67. J.J. says:

    Yoynov

  68. Peanut says:

    Muzzin

  69. Caleb Sandowich says:

    Voynov

  70. Justin Breen says:

    Penner

  71. Trevor clemente says:

    Williams

  72. kayla says:

    Carter

  73. Paul Husband says:

    Doughty

  74. typicaljs says:

    Kopitar

  75. Jacob says:

    Muzzin

  76. JasonR says:

    Carter

  77. Justin says:

    Slava Voynov!!

  78. Kingnation13 says:

    Brown…

  79. VELPO says:

    Carter.

  80. Jen says:

    Brown

  81. Amy Vincent says:

    Clifford

  82. Joe I says:

    Regehr

  83. Matt Greenes Stunt Double says:

    Kopitar

  84. Joeball says:

    I haven’t got one right all year so I am due. Brown is going to get it. I want Martinez in for Ellerby and toffoli in for Clifford.

  85. Art says:

    Voynov

  86. Giovanna says:

    Carter

  87. Mike Briseno says:

    Williams

  88. Rafael Briseno says:

    Doughty

  89. Becky says:

    Lewis

  90. Louise says:

    Carter

  91. Sharone says:

    Brown

  92. Max Loebach says:

    Kopitar

  93. D says:

    Voynov

  94. Hockeyjockey says:

    Captain Brown!!!

  95. oz says:

    Penner

  96. Anthony Flores says:

    Carter

  97. Cory says:

    Richards

  98. KingsOfLA says:

    Kopitar

  99. Dan says:

    Regehr

  100. Joe says:

    Brownie

  101. Tatum says:

    Carter

  102. Gordon says:

    Williams

  103. dave says:

    REGEHR

  104. Veronica Valenzuela says:

    Carter