Saturday October 4th, 2014

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings begin their Stanley Cup title defense on opening night when they host the San Jose Sharks. Last season, the Sharks were eliminated by the Kings in the opening round of the postseason after Los Angeles came back from a 3-0 series deficit. 

The Sharks finished second in the Pacific Division last season with 111 points. Joe Pavelski led the team in points with 79. He scored a team-high 41 goals, while Joe Thornton led the team with 65 assists. 

Pacific Division 2014-15 Preview: San Jose Sharks​

Los Angeles finished third in the Pacific Division with 100 points last season. Anze Kopitar led the team in both goals (29) and assists (41). Aside from defenseman Willie Mitchell, the Kings' entire Stanley Cup-winning roster returns this season. 

Pacific Division 2014-15 Preview: Los Angeles Kings​

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Game time: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10 p.m. ET

TV: NBCSN, SN1

Radio: For a list of Los Angeles radio affiliates, click here. For a list of San Jose radio affiliates, click here.

Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Schedules: Sharks | Kings

Rosters 

Los Angeles Kings

Dustin Brown, (C) RW

Jeff Carter, C/RW

Kyle Clifford, LW

Drew Doughty, D

Marian Gaborik, RW

Matt Greene, (A) D 

Martin Jones, G

Dwight King, LW

Anze Kopitar, (A) C

Trevor Lewis, C/RW

Alec Martinez, D

Brayden McNabb, D

Jake Muzzin, D

Jordan Nolan, RW/C

Tanner Pearson, LW

Jonathan Quick, G

Robyn Regehr, D

Mike Richards, C

Jarret Stoll, C

Tyler Toffoli, RW/C 

Slava Voynov, D

Justin Williams, RW

San Jose Sharks

Justin Braun, D

Mike Brown, RW

Adam Burish, RW

Brent Burns, D/RW

Logan Couture, C

Jason Demers, D

Andrew Desjardins, C

Barclay Goodrow, RW

Scott Hannan, D

Tomas Hertl, C/LW

Matt Irwin, D

Tyler Kennedy, C (injured)

Patrick Marleau, C/LW

Mirco Mueller, D

Antti Niemi, G

Matthew Nieto, LW

Joe Pavelski, C

James Sheppard, C

Alex Stalock, G

Joe Thornton, C

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D

Tommy Wingels, RW/C

- Josh Sanchez

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