MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 11 – Kings at Blues

He’s back – after sitting out the last three Kings games, coach Darryl Sutter is expected to give Dustin Penner another start tonight.

In three games this season, the 6-foot-4 left wing has averaged about 11 minutes of ice time, but has yet to record a shot on goal or point.

However, in four post-season games vs. St. Louis last year, Penner produced a goal and four assists.  He also had a great response when asked about Blues’ forward TJ Oshie during a round of Word Association last summer (link).

With a goal in Sunday’s loss to the Red Wings, Anze Kopitar has now tied Jeff Carter for the Kings’ goal scoring lead – four each.  At six points on the season, he’s also knotted with Kyle Clifford for the overall points lead too.

Sutter is expected to start the game with the following line combinations:

Simon Gagne – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown

Kyle Clifford – Jeff Carter – Justin Williams

Dwight King – Mike Richards – Jordan Nolan

Dustin Penner – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis

On defense they’ll pair up as follows:

Keaton Ellerby – Drew Doughty

Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez – Davis Drewiske

Leaving es Colin Fraser, Jake Muzzin and Brad Richardson as the healthy scratches.

Now we want to know who you think will score the first goal. Guess correctly and you could win a prize.

It’s simple enough to enter too – just place a comment below with the LAST NAME of the LA Kings player you think will score first vs. the Blues (one entry per person). We’ll take all of the correct entries and pool them together. From that group, one random winner will be sent a t-shirt from RefYouSuck.com (shown above).

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Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Kopitar

  2. Brown

  3. Kyle Clifford: first goal, first fight, first misconduct…

  4. Carter

  5. Nick Buffum says

    Nolan

  6. Ellerby

  7. Clifford

  8. Martinez

  9. Kopitar

  10. Kristoffer Ganga says

    King

  11. Justin Breen says

    Gagne

  12. Rebekah Cannon says

    Gagne for first goal

  13. Kopitar!

  14. Brown, Dustin

  15. Drewiske

  16. Carter

  17. Richards

  18. Williams

  19. Eva Marie Alonzo says

    Martinez

  20. Doughty

  21. Doughty

    Gotta happen some time!

  22. Brown

  23. Stoll

  24. I’ll go with Gagne for the first goal tonight. GO KINGS GO!

  25. Penner

  26. Williams

  27. richards

  28. Penner… GKG!!!!!

  29. KingsFan1992 says

    Kopitar

  30. Raymond Garcia says

    Nolan

  31. Williams

  32. Kopi

  33. Lewis.

  34. Voynov

  35. Jeff DeMooy says

    Williams

  36. Doughty

  37. I’LL GO WITH SLAVA VOYNOV FROM THE POINT!

  38. Voynov

  39. Penner

  40. Penner

  41. BROWNIE

  42. Voynov!

  43. Michael Ortiz says

    Penner

  44. Williams for first goal

  45. Williams

  46. Stoll

    Go KINGS Go!!

  47. Brown!!!

  48. Williams!

  49. Richards

  50. Voynov

  51. Richard Homer says

    Penner

  52. Penner!

  53. Richards

  54. Art Guerrero says

    Stoll.

  55. Brown

  56. Voynov!

  57. Brown

  58. Veronica Valenzuela says

    Kopitar! 🙂

  59. GAGNE

  60. J. WILLIAMS

  61. Doughty

  62. Williams.

  63. Bradapiller says

    King!

  64. Voynov

  65. Lewis

  66. Richards

  67. carter

  68. penner

  69. Richards

  70. Nobody! Kings will win in a 0-0 shootout.

  71. Clifford

  72. Gagne

  73. Richards!!!!

  74. Carter!!!

  75. Williams

  76. James Angeles says

    Drew doughty

  77. Anthony Flores says

    Keaton

  78. Anthony Flores says

    Ellerby

  79. penner

  80. Carter

  81. Thanks to all who played tonight. If you didn’t win, we’ll have another contest up on Friday. Try, try again.

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