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:


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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  1. Carter, Jeff

  2. Doughty

  3. kingsfanoneastcoasttime says:


  4. Eva Marie Alonzo says:


  5. Richards!!!!!

  6. Matthew Nelson says:


  7. Nolan

  8. Christie says:


  9. Kostamojen says:


  10. Blaine B says:


  11. carter

  12. Carter

  13. Brown

  14. ellerby

  15. Christina Amador says:


  16. Stoll

    Go KINGS Go!!

  17. Let’s go KINGS!! I have a need for shark n chips tonight!! 😛

  18. KingsCup2012 says:


  19. S CORDOVA says:


  20. Richards

  21. Williams

  22. Brown

  23. Carter.

  24. Muzzin

  25. Brian Vincent says:

    Doughty! go Kings go!

  26. Kopi !!!

  27. williams

  28. Richards

  29. Voynov

  30. Bradapiller says:


  31. Jeff carter

  32. Carter

  33. Richardson

  34. Doughty!

  35. Rachel Rebel says:


  36. Voynov!!!

  37. Scuderi

  38. Scuderi

  39. Stoll

  40. Brown

  41. Shane Richardson says:


  42. Michael Ortiz says:


  43. Cameron Nooger says:


  44. KHenry14 says:



  46. Chris Bond says:


  47. Clifford

  48. Nolan

  49. King….Go Kings Go!!!!

  50. williams

  51. c.esquivel says:

    El Capitan #23

  52. BROWN

  53. lakingsphan0427 says:

    Definitely Kopie…

  54. Art Guerrero says:


  55. Richards

  56. Kopitar

  57. Brown

  58. Rod Rounke says:


  59. carter

  60. Jeff Carter

  61. Penner

  62. Richardson

  63. Brittney Stevens says:


  64. Brown

  65. Doughty

  66. Williams

  67. Yoynov

  68. Muzzin

  69. Caleb Sandowich says:


  70. Justin Breen says:


  71. Trevor clemente says:


  72. Carter

  73. Paul Husband says:


  74. typicaljs says:


  75. Muzzin

  76. Carter

  77. Slava Voynov!!

  78. Kingnation13 says:


  79. Carter.

  80. Brown

  81. Amy Vincent says:


  82. Regehr

  83. Matt Greenes Stunt Double says:


  84. 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. Voynov

  86. Giovanna says:


  87. Mike Briseno says:


  88. Rafael Briseno says:


  89. Lewis

  90. Carter

  91. Brown

  92. Max Loebach says:


  93. Voynov

  94. Hockeyjockey says:

    Captain Brown!!!

  95. Penner

  96. Anthony Flores says:


  97. Richards

  98. KingsOfLA says:


  99. Regehr

  100. Brownie

  101. Carter

  102. Williams

  103. REGEHR

  104. Veronica Valenzuela says: