MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 8 – Kings at Blue Jackets

Think fast – who leads the Kings in points right now? Anze Kopitar? Dustin Brown? Jeff Carter maybe? No, no and no.

It’s still Kyle Clifford with five points (one goal, four assists).  However, this is the First Goal Contest, so you may want to look in a different direction.

Brown has been heating up lately, scoring three goals in the last two games – all on the power play.

Carter also has three goals on the season.

Kopitar has 12 goals in 22 career games vs. the Blue Jackets.

Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll notched their first goals on Saturday. Meanwhile, Drew Doughty and Mike Richards haven’t been so lucky.

So, who will score the first goal tonight?

Just don’t take Dustin Penner. He’ll be a healthy scratch tonight – something we looked at here earlier today.

For anybody new to the scene here, this contest is simple. 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). We’ll take all of the correct entries and pool them together. From that group, one random winner will get a prize.

Today you’re playing for the t-shirt to the left. It comes to us from longtime MayorsManor sponsor RefYouSuck.com – they have a full selection of hats, shirts and sweatshirts. So, after you enter the MayorsManor First Goal Contest, be sure to head over to their site and check out all the good stuff they offer.

Now, to help you with your selection/entry/guess, these are the expected line combinations LA coach Darryl Sutter will be starting the game with…

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams

Simon Gagne – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter

Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan

If you like defensemen, they’ll be paired up like this…

Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty

Alec Martinez – Slava Voynov

Davis Drewiske – Jake Muzzin

Healthy Scratches: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Dustin Penner and Brad Richardson

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. kingsfanoneastcoasttime says

    Richards

  2. Brownie

  3. Michael Ortiz says

    Carter

  4. Matt Greenes Stunt Double says

    Richards

  5. Kopitar

  6. Mike Richards

  7. Kristoffer Ganga says

    Clifford

  8. Doughty

  9. Richard Homer says

    Carter

  10. King

  11. Doughty

  12. Doughty

  13. Doughty

  14. Kopitar!

  15. Voynov

  16. Kopitar

  17. Williams

  18. Richards

  19. Nolan

  20. Art Guerrero says

    Richards.

  21. Doughty!

  22. Passemoilapuck says

    Gagne!

  23. Doughty

  24. Gagne

  25. Bradapiller says

    Martinez

  26. fraser

  27. Brown

  28. Doughty

  29. KingsCup2012 says

    Kopi

  30. Kopitar

  31. Carter

  32. Stoll

    Go KINGS Go!!

  33. Voynov. I’ve won with him before.

  34. Williams

  35. Robyn Pennington says

    Brown. Law of probability indicates at some point I’ll get this right. C’mon, Capo! GKG!

  36. Shane Richardson says

    Carter

  37. Richardson

  38. voynov

  39. Gary Platt says

    GAGNE! He’s due…o.k., overdue.

  40. fraser

  41. LOL i meant Martinez (i should read who’s in.)

  42. King

  43. Kopitar

  44. Erik Stern says

    Doughty

  45. Kopitar!

  46. Mr. Carter

  47. Carter

  48. Kopitar

  49. Jeff Carter!!!

  50. RICHARDS.. GKG!!!

  51. Kopitar

    • John Hoven says

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  52. Brown, again.

  53. Carter

  54. Lewis

  55. Eva Marie Alonzo says

    Martinez

  56. Kopitar

  57. Jason Kahn says

    Williams

  58. Voynov

  59. Gina Casillas says

    STOLL!

  60. Slava Voynov

  61. Justin Breen says

    Voynov

  62. Dustin Brown

  63. Tania iversen says

    Richards!!!!

  64. Kopitar

  65. DuckHunter32 says

    Nolan

  66. Gary zirpolo says

    Kopitar

  67. Muzzin

  68. beau bratton says

    Jeff Carter

  69. Brian Vincent says

    Richards Go Kings Go!

  70. PorscheNoir says

    Stoll

  71. J lovelace says

    Clifford

  72. King

  73. Kopi FTW!

  74. Gagne…

  75. Josh montes says

    Doughty

  76. Kopitar

  77. Gagne

  78. Just when I like the Gange chemistry esp with Lewis.moved again..ahh
    My guess Kopi

  79. Rachel Rebel says

    Brown

  80. PucksAndGrub says

    I’ll go with Kopitar for the first goal tonight.

  81. Richards

  82. Brent Kahn says

    Gagne

  83. Kopitar!

  84. Caleb Sandowich says

    Carter

  85. Richards

  86. Brittney Anderson says

    Carter

  87. Gagne

  88. Kopi

  89. Kathy Duarte says

    Richards

  90. Richards

  91. Roberto campos says

    Kopitar

  92. Stoll!

  93. kira santora says

    Richards

  94. Richards

  95. Stoll

  96. Jorge Silva says

    Williams

  97. Veronica Valenzuela says

    Anze Kopitar

  98. Tim cannon says

    Richards for first goal

  99. Tim cannon says

    Richards for first goal tonight

  100. Rebekah Cannon says

    Carter for first goal

  101. Scuderi

  102. Kopitar!

  103. carter

  104. Carter

  105. Levon Kupchyan says

    Brown

  106. Voynov…lol

  107. James Angeles says

    Jeff Carter.

  108. Lewis

  109. Jen Dorkin says

    Brown

  110. Williams…

  111. John Hoven says

    Thanks to all who entered the contest. See comments above for the winner. If it wasn’t you, feel free to try again on Thursday prior to the Kings v Predators game.