LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will open their 2008-09 regular season home schedule at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Oct. 12, against the San Jose Sharks at 6 p.m., the Kings and the NHL announced Wednesday.
In addition to the Kings-Sharks home game on Oct. 12, the Kings/NHL today announced each club’s 2008-09 “at large” games against non-conference opponents: The Kings will play a “home-and-home series” as follows: The Kings host Washington on Nov. 20 and visit Washington on Feb. 5; the Kings host New Jersey on Jan. 10 and visit New Jersey on Feb. 7; and the Kings host Philadelphia on Jan. 3 and visit Philadelphia on Feb. 25.
The complete 2008-09 Kings/NHL schedule is to be released tomorrow, Thursday. The club’s first on-ice training camp session date is Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.
The Kings 2008 preseason schedule, which was announced earlier this summer, is as follows:
| DAY || DATE || OPPONENT ||CITY || VENUE || TIME (Pacific) |
|Mon. ||Sept. 22 ||Coyotes ||Los Angeles ||STAPLES Center ||7:30 p.m. |
|Mon. ||Sept. 22 ||Blues ||Kansas City ||Sprint Center ||5:05 p.m. |
|Wed. ||Sept. 24 ||Avalanche ||Denver ||Pepsi Center ||6 p.m. |
|Sat. ||Sept. 27 ||Avalanche ||Las Vegas ||MGM Grand ||7 p.m. |
|Tue. ||Sept. 30 ||Ducks ||Los Angeles ||STAPLES Center ||7:30 p.m. |
|Wed. ||Oct. 1 ||Ducks ||Anaheim ||Honda Center ||7:05 p.m. |
|Sat. ||Oct. 4 ||Coyotes ||Phoenix ||Jobing.com Arena ||7 p.m. |
|Sun ||Oct. 5 ||Sharks ||Salt Lake City ||E Center ||6:05 p.m. |