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KINGS OPENING NIGHT HISTORY
  SEASON OPENERS (17-16-9) *HOME OPENERS (21-13-8)
Year Opponent Result Attn. Opponent Result Attn.
1967-68 Philadelphia W 4-2 7,023 Philadelphia W 4-2 7,023
1968-69 @ St. Louis L 0-6 14,674 Boston W 2-1 10,280
1969-70 @ Montreal L 1-5 16,454 Oakland W 5-0 10,018
1970-71 @ Vancouver W 3-1 15,062 Boston L 5-8 11,584
1971-72 @ California T 4-4 5,994 Pittsburgh L 1-4 7,828
1972-73 @ Pittsburgh L 2-4 11,105 Philadelphia L 3-4 7,554
1973-74 Chicago L 0-3 14,473 Chicago L 0-3 14,473
1974-75 @ Philadelphia W 5-3 17,007 Kansas City W 3-0 14,384
1975-76 @ Montreal L 0-9 15,221 Washington W 4-3 10,092
1976-77 @ Cleveland T 2-2 8,899 Washington W 7-1 12,859
1977-78 Cleveland W 2-0 11,643 Cleveland W 2-0 11,643
1978-79 Washington L 2-4 8,318 Washington L 2-4 8,318
1979-80 Detroit T 4-4 9,211 Detroit T 4-4 9,211
1980-81 Detroit W 8-1 11,210 Detroit W 8-1 11,210
1981-82 NY Islanders L 1-4 9,744 NY Islanders L 1-4 9,744
1982-83 Vancouver T 3-3 9,440 Vancouver T 3-3 9,440
1983-84 Minnesota T 3-3 8,852 Minnesota T 3-3 8,852
1984-85 Edmonton T 2-2 11,261 Edmonton T 2-2 11,261
1985-86 Vancouver L 5-6 8,813 Vancouver L 5-6 8,813
1986-87 St. Louis L 3-4 8,403 St. Louis L 3-4 8,403
1987-88 NY Islanders L 1-4 10,748 NY Islanders L 1-4 10,748
1988-89 Detroit W 8-2 16,005 Detroit W 8-2 16,005
1989-90 Toronto W 4-2 15,598 Toronto W 4-2 15,598
1990-91 NY Islanders W 4-1 16,005 NY Islanders W 4-1 16,005
1991-92 @ Winnipeg W 6-3 14,558 Edmonton W 6-3 16,005
1992-93 @ Calgary W 5-4 OT 19,461 Detroit L 3-5 16,005
1993-94 Vancouver L 2-5 16,005 Vancouver L 2-5 16,005
1994-95 Toronto T 3-3 16,005 Toronto T 3-3 16,005
1995-96 Colorado W 4-2 16,005 Colorado W 4-2 16,005
1996-97 NY Islanders W 1-0 15,757 NY Islanders W 1-0 15,757
1997-98 @ Pittsburgh T 3-3 14,879 Ottawa W 7-4 16,005
1998-99 @ Edmonton W 2-1 17,100 Boston W 2-1 OT 16,005
1999-00 @ Nashville W 2-0 17,113 Boston T 2-2 18,118
2000-01 @ Washington W 4-1 18,082 St. Louis T 4-4 18,118
2001-02 Phoenix T 2-2 18,210 Phoenix T 2-2 18,210
2002-03 Phoenix W 4-1 18,260 Phoenix W 4-1 18,260
2003-04 @Detroit L 2-3 20,066 Ottawa W 4-3 18,180
2004-05 DNP - Lockout
2005-06 @ Dallas L 4-5 18,532 Phoenix W 3-2 18,118
2006-07 @ Anaheim L 3-4 17,174 St. Louis W 4-1 18,118
*2007-08 Anaheim W 4-1 17,300  Anaheim W 4-1 17,300
        St. Louis L 3-5 18,118
2008-09 @ San Jose L 1-3 17,496 San Jose L 0-1 18,118
2009-10 Phoenix L 3-6 18,118 Phoenix L 3-6 18,118
*The Kings and Ducks opened with a two-game series at the 02 in London, with the Kings officially the home team, in a 4-1 win on Sept. 29. On Oct. 6, the Kings played their first home game at STAPLES Center, falling to the St. Louis Blues, 5-3.