June 22, 2010 9:26 am

Kings’ schedule released

The Kings’ 2010-11 schedule has been released. As expected, the season will start with back-to-back road games against Vancouver (Oct. 9) and Calgary (Oct. 10) and the home opener will be Oct. 12 against Atlanta.

The Kings will host Eastern Conference teams Atlanta, Carolina (Oct. 20), New Jersey (Oct. 30), Tampa Bay (Nov. 4), N.Y. Islanders (Nov. 13), Florida (Dec. 2), Philadelphia (Dec. 30), Toronto (Jan. 10) and Boston (Jan. 24).

The Kings’ Eastern Conference road games will be at Buffalo (Nov. 19), Boston (Nov. 20), Ottawa (Nov. 22), Montreal (Nov. 24), Pittsburgh (Feb. 10), Washington (Feb. 12), Philadelphia (Feb. 13), N.Y. Rangers (Feb. 17) and N.Y. Islanders (Feb. 19).

The Kings play 10 consecutive road games from Feb. 1 to Feb. 23, although the last of those games is in Anaheim and, given the break between the Feb. 5 game at Calgary and the Feb. 10 game at Pittsburgh, it’s reasonable to assume the Kings will be able to spend at least two days at home in the middle of that trip. That’s sort of an odd road trip. The longest homestand is an eight-game stretch from Dec. 30 to Jan. 15.

October has four home games and seven road games. November has six home games and six road games. December has seven home games and seven road games. January has 10 home games and three road games. February has three home games and 10 road games. March has eight home games and six road games. April has three home games and two road games. That’s a pretty fair split, although the Kings will want to be in good shape heading into that tough February stretch, which also includes four sets of back-to-back games.

The complete schedule follows below…

KINGS’ 2010-11 SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES PACIFIC)
Oct. 9 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 at Calgary, 5 p.m.
Oct. 12 Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 at Phoenix, 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Oct. 27 at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 30 New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 Nashville, 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 at Boston, 4 p.m.
Nov. 22 at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Montreal, 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 29 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9 Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 at Detroit, 4 p.m.
Dec. 16 at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Dec. 18 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Dec. 19 at Chicago, 4 p.m.
Dec. 21 at Colorado, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 26 Anaheim, 6 p.m.
Dec. 27 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 29 at Phoenix, 6 p.m.
Dec. 30 Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 1 San Jose, 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Nashville, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 15 Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Jan. 17 at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Jan. 20 Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Phoenix, 5 p.m.
Jan. 24 Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26 San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Feb. 2 at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 at Calgary, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Feb. 12 at Washington, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 13 at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.
Feb. 16 at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Feb. 17 at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m.
Feb. 19 at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m.
Feb. 23 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 Colorado, 1 p.m.
Feb. 28 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 3 Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 Vancouver, 1 p.m.
Mar. 7 Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 9 at Detroit, 4 p.m.
Mar. 11 at Columbus, 4 p.m.
Mar. 13 at Dallas, noon.
Mar. 15 at Nashville, 5 p.m.
Mar. 17 St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 19 Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 21 Calgary, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 24 San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 26 Colorado, 1 p.m.
Mar. 29 at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
Mar. 31 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
Apr. 2 Dallas, 1 p.m.
Apr. 4 at San Jose, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 6 Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 8 at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Apr. 9 Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.

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