MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 9 – Kings at Predators

With a four goal output in their last game, the top of the Kings’ offensive leaderboards saw a few changes.  Jeff Carter is pacing the team with four goals and six different players are now tied for the points lead at five each. Perhaps the most surprising in that group is Simon Gagne, who’s yet to score a goal this season, but still has five assists.

Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne is only 6-5 in 11 career games vs the Kings, with one of those wins coming via a shootout last week in LA.  Dustin Brown had a fine evening against him that night, scoring in regulation and in the shootout.

Forward Dwight King has suited up for just 40 NHL games in his young career, but four of those contests have come against Nashville. Interestingly, his first three games vs. the Predators came over a five-week period after his call-up from the AHL last season.  He also has one goal against Barry Trotz’ team.

So, who will score the first goal tonight?

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 Predators (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 Campbell, Dustin Penner and Brad Richardson

Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Stoll

    Go KINGS Go!!

  2. Kevin Roebke says

    Kopitar

  3. Chris Stupnik says

    Richards

  4. DOughty

  5. Shane Richardson says

    Clifford

  6. Scuderi

  7. Voynov

  8. Clifford

  9. Brown

  10. Martinez

  11. Dustin Brown

  12. Rachel Rebel says

    Brown

  13. DuckHunter32 says

    Lewis

  14. Justin Breen says

    Richards

  15. Rafael Briseno says

    Voynov

  16. Clifford

  17. Mike Briseno says

    Brown

  18. Williams…

  19. Voynov

  20. Voynov

  21. Carter

  22. King

  23. Fraser

  24. Williams

  25. Gagne

  26. Lewis

  27. Gagne

  28. Doughty

  29. Voynov

  30. Gagne

  31. lewis

  32. Kopitar

  33. Stoll

  34. Williams

  35. Kopitar

  36. Carter

  37. Kopi!!

  38. Veronica Valenzuela says

    Alec Martinez

  39. Kopitar

  40. Jorge Silva says

    Richards

  41. Gagne

  42. Eva Marie Alonzo says

    Martinez

  43. Carter

  44. kinger

  45. drewiske

  46. Caleb Sandowich says

    Carter

  47. Williams

  48. KingsFan1992 says

    Justin Williams

  49. Doughty

  50. Jeff Carter!!!

  51. williams

  52. Gagne

  53. Gagne, it came to me in a dream.

  54. Kristine Alcatraz says

    Gagne

  55. Carter

  56. Kristoffer Ganga says

    Gagne

  57. Lewis

  58. Bradapiller says

    Williams

  59. Robyn Pennington says

    Carter. He broke through first last time…

  60. Williams!!

  61. Brent Kahn says

    Gagne

  62. Gagne #12

  63. Kopitar

  64. Passemoilapuck says

    Gagne

  65. Louie Noriz says

    Williams

  66. Richards

  67. nolan

  68. Tim cannon says

    Brown for first goal

  69. Michael Ortiz says

    King

  70. Paul Armbruster says

    Doughty is due.

  71. Brown

  72. KingsCup2012 says

    Stoll

  73. Kopitar

  74. Stoll

  75. kingsfanoneastcoasttime says

    Richards

  76. kira santora says

    Gagne

  77. Nick Buffum says

    Gagne

  78. Williams

  79. Brian Vincent says

    Richards!! Go Kings Go!

  80. Williams

  81. Richards

  82. Daryl Giagnocavo says

    Kopitar

  83. Richards

  84. Gagne

  85. Gagne

  86. Stoll

  87. Scuderi

  88. Richard Homer says

    Williams

  89. Kingsurfer says

    Voynov !!

  90. Gagne…

  91. Martinez

  92. WILLIAMS

  93. Laurel Cornick says

    Clifford! GKG

  94. Ruben Sanchez says

    Dustin Brown!!

  95. In before it starts – J. Williams

  96. Levon Kupchyan says

    Doughty

  97. Michael Flores says

    Martinez # 27

  98. Indiana Jones says

    Kopitar

  99. Williams

  100. Nolan

  101. Clifford

  102. Rebekah Cannon says

    Doughty for first goal

  103. James Angeles says

    Dustin brown

  104. Voynov!!!!