FIRST…. read today’s GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight’s Home Opener between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers. Exclusively on

This will make much more sense once you’ve read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.

THEN… since most members of #TeamTRH are heading to Staples Center tonight to watch the game live… well… okay… maybe we are just going to get free glowsticks.

So for the rest of you that can’t join us at Staples Center tonight… we’ve decided to try our first The Royal Half Gameday Open Thread… it’s something PumperNicholl named:


So sign up for a Disqus account… and use the comment section below of this post to discuss the Kings-Rangers game. Because you are way too cool for those nerds over at the comment sections for LA Kings Insider or Jewels from the Crown! You are a Loyal Royal™… and you deserve to be treated like it!

So we are going to give away one free TRH T-Shirt to the lucky reader that guesses the exact time and period that Dwight King scores his first goal of the season tonight at Staples Center. Remember the rules…

Using the screenshot above, the goal is scored at 13:08 of the first period. NOT 6:52 of the first.

Put your predictions in the comments below. Good luck! Entries end at 7:30pm Pacific Time tonight.

The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones. You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.