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:
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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:
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Brad Richardson – Jordan Nolan
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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