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A quick look at the Kings' and Ducks' 2015-16 schedules

A quick look at the Kings' and Ducks' 2015-16 schedules
Ducks defenseman Simon Despres, right, was whistled for high-sticking against Kings right wing Dustin Brown on March 18 at Honda Center. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Fans eager for the resumption of the Kings-Ducks rivalry will have a bit of a wait this upcoming NHL season.

All five meetings between the Southern California teams will take place in the second half of the season. The first regular-season game between the Kings and the Ducks, who reached the Western Conference final, is on Jan. 17 at Honda Center.

Other items of note, as the NHL's 2015-16 schedule was released on Thursday morning (including the Kings and the Ducks).:

--The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will play the Kings at Staples Center on Nov. 28, one day after playing the Ducks at Honda Center.

--Anaheim has an eight-game homestand in January that includes games against Toronto (Jan. 6) and Detroit (Jan. 10).

--The longest trip for both teams is seven games.

--The Kings begin with five straight games at home, starting with the opener on Oct. 7 against San Jose. Anaheim's season opener is at San Jose on Oct. 10 and the Ducks' home opener follows two days later against Vancouver at Honda Center.

The Kings' full schedule and the Ducks' full schedule are posted online.

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