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Jets face Kings in 2018-19 home opener

Puck drops on home half of the Jets schedule on Oct. 9, 2018

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

The countdown is on.

With the National Hockey League set to release the full schedule later this week, hockey fans got a taste of what's to come in the 2018-19 season on Wednesday.

Fans inside Bell MTS Place will see their first action of the regular season on Oct. 9, when the Winnipeg Jets host the Los Angeles Kings to open the home half of the schedule.

It's not the first time the Kings have served as the Jets opponent in the home opener. Back on Oct. 4, 2013, Winnipeg handed the Kings a 5-3 loss with Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, and Dustin Byfuglien all recording points in the win.

In addition to the home opener, Jets fans can also circle a few more dates on their calendars as game days.

On Oct. 4, the Jets will try and spoil the St. Louis Blues home opener party. The following month, the Jets will take part in the NHL's 2018 Global Series, when they travel to Helsinki, Finland to take on the Florida Panthers on back-to-back nights.

The full 2018-19 schedule will be released at 4:30 pm CT on June 21.

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