Somehow, the Columbus Blue Jackets often find a way to be part of an LA Kings story. Last season there was the Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter trade and the famous clock issue at Staples Center. This season there was the booing of Carter in Columbus. But, tonight may be just as big – perhaps even bigger – than all of those stories. Defenseman Matt Greene is expected back in the line-up for the first time since Opening Day way back in January.
The surgery is behind him. The rehab is behind him. What’s in front of him remains the biggest question. If he’s ready for full-time action though and is the same player he was before, this could be a huge addition for the Kings come playoff time. His absence this season cannot be understated, thus a successful return could once again forge the team into being a true juggernaut on defense.
If all that drama isn’t enough to stoke your fires, how about winning a prize? Will that do it for you?
As part of our push to the playoffs here on MayorsManor we’re running a contest where one lucky winner will receive a free Fathead of their choice from the LA Kings Stanley Cup collection. Each correct entry in the First Goal Contests run on April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 21 and 27 (i.e. the Kings’ seven home games in April) will be pooled together and one randomly selected person will be announced as the overall winner.
Entering the contest is extremely easy, just follow these three simple steps…
STEP 1 – Some required reading related to the two teams:
STEP 2 – Click HERE here to see the prize you could win. Go ahead, pick it out ahead of time. Do you know which Fathead you would claim as your own? When you do, you’re ready to move on.
STEP 3 – Place a comment below with the LAST NAME of the LA Kings player you think will score first vs. the Blue Jackets (one entry per person, per Kings game played).
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
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin – Matt Greene
Healthy Scratches: Keaton Ellerby, Colin Fraser, Alec Martinez and Tyler Toffoli
In net, Jonathan Quick will likely get the start for LA. and Columbus will counter with Sergei Bobrovsky.
Good luck in the contest!
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