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Kings Announce 82-Game 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and the National Hockey League today announced the club’s entire 82-game 2015-16 NHL regular season schedule.

The Kings, as announced yesterday via the club’s social platforms, open the season at home on October 7 against the San Jose Sharks at STAPLES Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The Kings will play their first five games of the season at STAPLES Center with the homestand concluding on October 18.

Among the other highlights of the 2015-16 schedule: The Kings host the Ducks at STAPLES Center three times; the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks visit Los Angeles on November 28; the five-game homestand to start the season is one of three club-high five-game homestands; the Kings play at Barclays Center (New York Islanders) in Brooklyn for the first time; the Kings have a season-high seven-game road trip; and the club concludes the season at home with a two-game homestand.

The League’s regular season schedule will pause in late January so the world’s top players can gather in Nashville for 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend.  The All-Star Game will be played on January 31.

Individual tickets for Kings games at STAPLES Center will go on sale later this summer.  Fans can sign up for Kings VIP eNews to receive exclusive pre-sale information.  Current Kings Season Ticket Members and ticket package holders will be able to participate in online select-a-seat in July.  Fans can join the ticket package wait list to receive access to select-a-seat and the chance to purchase a ticket package for the 2015-16 season. 

Single game suites and group tickets will also go on-sale later this summer.  Call now to place a suite or group deposit to get on the priority list for game selection and VIP amenities.  For all Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52) and visit LAKings.com/singlegame.

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The Kings expect to sellout every game at STAPLES Center during the 2015-16 season.  The 2014-15 season marked the fourth season in which every home game was a sellout.  Previous “sold out seasons” included 1991-92; 2012-13; and 2013-14.  The Kings also last season set a per-game record with an average of 18,266 in attendance and a record for most fans in attendance over the course of a season with 748,920.  The club has sold out 131 straight regular season games (Dec. 3, 2011 to present), a club record.  Including the playoffs the Kings have sold out 161 straight games (also a club record). 

The club’s TV and radio schedules will also be released at a later date.  The Kings last week released its 2015 Preseason Schedule.  Training Camp is slated to open on September 18 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. 

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Notes:

The scheduling matrix ensures that all 30 teams play in all 30 arenas at least once a season:

Western Conference (7-Team Divisions)

Within Conference (Division): 29 games
* 5 games vs. five teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. two teams, 2 Home/3 Away vs. three teams) AND 4 games vs. one team (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 5 x 5 =25 games
* 1 x 4 = 4 games

Within Conference (Non-Division): 21 games
* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs. three teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 3 x 7 = 21 games

Non-Conference: 32 games
* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)
* 2 x 16 = 32 games

Eastern Conference (8-Team Divisions)

Within Conference (Division): 30 games
* 5 games vs. two teams (3 Home/2 Away vs. one team, 2 Home/3 Away vs. one team) AND 4 games vs. five teams (2 Home/2 Away). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 5 x 2 =10 games
* 4 x 5 = 20 games

Within Conference (Non-Division): 24 games
* 3 games vs. each team (2 Home/1 Away vs. four teams, 1 Home/2 Away vs. four teams). Teams rotated on a yearly basis.
* 3 x 8 = 24 games

Non-Conference: 28 games
* 2 games vs. each team (1 Home/1 Away)
* 2 x 14 = 28 games

Exception: One team from each division plays one less game inside division and one more game inside conference outside division.
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