2014-15 schedule breakdown and unbalanced splits - LA Kings Insider

Full regular season schedule
Pre-season schedule
-Individual tickets will go on sale later this summer.


Training camps open: September 18
First Kings preseason game: September 22 vs/at Arizona (split squad)
Regular season opens: October 8
First Kings regular season game: October 8 vs San Jose
Christmas Break: December 24-26
Winter Classic: January 1, Chicago at Washington
All-Star Break: January 22-26
All-Star Game: January 25 in Columbus
Final Kings regular season game: April 11 vs San Jose


First home game vs San Jose: October 8
First game at San Jose: January 21
First home game vs Anaheim: November 15
First game at Anaheim: November 12
First home game vs Chicago: November 29
First game at Chicago: March 30
First home game vs New York Rangers: January 8
First game at New York Rangers: March 24


-The Kings have two off-days before a game in Washington on February 3. Expect the team’s White House visit to take place on Monday, February 2.

-There have been reports that the Kings will take part in an outdoor game against San Jose to be played at either AT&T Park in San Francisco or the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. It is speculated that the date of the potential Kings-Sharks outdoor game will be Saturday, February 21.


The Kings play 16 Eastern Conference teams twice (one home, one away).

They will play all Central Division teams three times:
-Chicago: 2 home / 1 road
-Colorado: 1 home / 2 road
-Dallas: 1 home / 2 road
-Minnesota: 1 home / 2 road
-Nashville: 2 home / 1 road
-St. Louis: 2 home / 1 road
-Winnipeg: 2 home / 1 road

They will play five Pacific Division teams five times, and one Pacific Division team four times:
-Anaheim: 2 home / 3 road
-Arizona: 2 home / 2 road
-Calgary: 3 home / 2 road
-Edmonton: 2 home / 3 road
-San Jose: 3 home / 2 road
-Vancouver: 2 home / 3 road

Home/road scheduling has been reversed. Pacific Division teams that Los Angeles played 2H-3R / 3H-2R in 2013-14 will be 3H/2R / 2H/3R in 2014-15. Central Division teams that Los Angeles played 2H/1R / 1H/2R will be 1H/2R / 2H/1R in 2014-15. The Oilers and Kings played only four times in 2013-14; in 2014-15 they’ll play three in Edmonton and two in Los Angeles. The Coyotes and Kings played three games in Los Angeles and two in Glendale in 2013-14; in 2014-15 they’ll play only four times.


The Kings will play nine sets of back-to-back games, down from 14 in the Olympics-compressed season from a year ago.

October 11-12, at Phoenix / vs Winnipeg
October 30-31, at Pittsburgh / at Detroit
November 12-13, at Anaheim / vs Dallas
November 25-26, at Nashville / at Minnesota
December 11-12, at Ottawa / at Montreal
December 29-30, at Calgary / at Edmonton
February 26-27, vs Ottawa, at Anaheim
March 23-24, at New Jersey, at New York Rangers
April 6-7, at Vancouver, at Edmonton

Los Angeles will play only three back-to-back sets after the turn of the calendar year. The Kings were 8-6-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets in 2013-14.


The Kings will play nine afternoon games, eight of which will be played at Staples Center.

Sunday, October 19, 1:00 p.m., vs Minnesota
Sunday, October 26, 1:00 p.m., vs Columbus
Saturday, November 15, 1:00 p.m., vs Anaheim
Saturday, December 6, 1:00 p.m., vs Philadelphia
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 p.m., vs Arizona
Saturday, January 3, 1:00 p.m., vs Nashville
Sunday, March 1, 12:00 p.m., at Winnipeg
Saturday, April 11, 12:00 p.m., vs San Jose
all times Pacific


The longest stretches of home and road games on the schedule will take place at Staples Center.

Seven-game home stand, January 3-19
-Versus Nashville, New York Rangers, Winnipeg, Toronto, New Jersey, Anaheim, Calgary

Six-game home stand, October 12-26
-Versus Winnipeg, Edmonton, St. Louis, Minnesota, Buffalo, Columbus

Five-game road trip, October 28 – November 4
-At Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Carolina, Dallas

Five-game road trip, December 9-16
-At Buffalo, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, St. Louis

Five-game road trip, January 31 – February 9
-At Boston, Washington, Florida, Tampa Bay, Columbus

Five-game road trip, March 23-30
-At New Jersey, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Minnesota, Chicago

The longest home stand in franchise history was nine games. The Kings finished 7-0-2 on the home stand in the 1973-74 season. Los Angeles finished 1-7-1 in a franchise-record nine-game road trip in 1969-70.

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