Preseason schedule released; regular season dates leaked?

The Los Angeles Kings today announced their preseason schedule for the 2013-14 NHL season. The Kings are currently scheduled to play seven preseason games — including two at STAPLES Center on September 15 versus the Phoenix Coyotes and September 24 versus the Anaheim Ducks.

In addition to the two home games at STAPLES Center, the Kings will “host” the New York Rangers (September 27) and the Colorado Avalanche (September 28) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The Kings play at Phoenix on September 15 (as part of a split-squad game), at Anaheim on September 17 and at Colorado on September 20.

Tickets for the two Kings preseason games at STAPLES Center are scheduled to go on sale later this summer. Tickets are currently on sale for the games in Las Vegas.

For all Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52)

The Kings and the NHL will release the 2013-14 regular season schedule at a later time (as early as today).

Day Date Opponent City Venue Time (PT)

Sun. Sept. 15 – Coyotes Phoenix Arena 7 p.m. (split squad)

Sun. Sept. 15 – Coyotes Los Angeles STAPLES Center 7:30 p.m. (split squad)

Tue. Sept. 17 – Ducks Anaheim Honda Center 7 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 20 – Avalanche Denver Pepsi Center 6 p.m.

Tues. Sept. 24 – Ducks Los Angeles STAPLES Center 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 27 – Rangers Las Vegas MGM Grand 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 28 – Avalanche Las Vegas MGM Grand 7 p.m.

Also, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Wild’s home opener will take place on Thursday, October 3 against the Kings:

There has also been a leaked Florida Panthers schedule making its rounds today, via George Richards of the Miami Herald. This schedule is unconfirmed, though it appears reasonable. Click here to see where and when the Panthers are tentatively scheduled to play other NHL teams.

According to that schedule, Los Angeles will visit South Florida for a matinee on Sunday, October 13, with the Panthers paying Staples Center a visit as part of another afternoon affair on Saturday, March 22. Again, that schedule is unconfirmed and may change.

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