Los Angeles Kings Announce Preseason Schedule, First Game of Regular Season

To the surprise of no one, it’s another Kings-Sharks home opener.

It’s NHL Awards night, and if you woke up from a long post-elimination hibernation to watch tonight’s festivities, I have two updates for you. First: the Vegas Golden Knights did eventually lose a playoff game, and eventually, even a whole series! Second: the Los Angeles Kings announced their preseason schedule and their home opener.

For starters, it’s San Jose in the home opener, which also happens to be their season opener. See you on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM. This will be the fourth time in five seasons that either the Kings’ home opener or the Sharks’ home opener has featured these two teams. (The exception: last year, when LA was a guest for San Jose’s second home game. So close!)

We won’t have to wait long for details on the other 81 games, but we’ve already got hints, as both the Winnipeg Jets (October 9) and Montreal Canadiens (October 11) will host the Kings for their own home openers.

As for the preseason schedule, it’s loaded. You’ll get your regularly scheduled trip to Vegas and an irregularly scheduled trip to Salt Lake City, among four home-and-home sets with four division rivals. See below and book your hotels.

Los Angeles Kings - 2018 Preseason Schedule

Tuesday, September 18ArizonaKINGS7:00 PMArizonasplit squad
Tuesday, September 18KINGSArizona7:30 PMSTAPLES Centersplit squad
Thursday, September 20VancouverKINGS7:00 PMVancoverKings split squad
Thursday, September 20KINGSVegas7:30 PMSTAPLES CenterKings split squad
Monday, September 24KINGSVancouver6:00 PMSalt Lake City
Wednesday, September 26AnaheimKINGS7:00 PMAnaheim
Friday, September 28VegasKINGS7:00 PMLas Vegas
Saturday, September 29KINGSAnaheim7:30 PMSTAPLES Center

Less than three months to go.