Kings To Open Season Oct. 14 Against Vegas at Staples Center

New York Islanders v New York Rangers

Photo: Getty Images North America

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Kings will open the 2021-22 season by playing host to the Vegas Golden Knights Oct. 14 at Staples Center, the NHL announced today.

There will be a pause in the schedule from Feb. 7-22 to accommodate NHL player participation in the Winter Olympics. An agreement or decision on NHL player participation in the Beijing Olympics has not been made, with negotiations continuing with the NHL Players' Association and International Ice Hockey Federation on all outstanding issues, including appropriate COVID-19 insurance for NHL players, according to the league.

The NHL and players' association will retain full authority to decide not to participate should COVID-19 conditions worsen or otherwise pose a threat to the health and safety of NHL players, or for any other reason that may warrant such decision.

If the there is no NHL player participation in the Olympics, a revised regular season schedule will be released which, to the greatest extent possible, will adopt the dates and games reflected in the schedule contemplating Olympic participation, the NHL announced.

Tickets for the opener are now available as part of a three-game mini-plan that also consists of tickets for the lone regular-season appearances by the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tickets for remaining regular-season home games will go on sale to the general public Aug. 12 after exclusive presales earlier that week.

Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content