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LA Kings to face Flyers for 2016-17 home opener on Oct. 14

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 17: Former player Simon Gagne is honored prior to the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings and drops the puck between Dustin Brown #23 and Claude Giroux #28 at the Wells Fargo Center on November 17, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 17: Former player Simon Gagne is honored prior to the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings and drops the puck between Dustin Brown #23 and Claude Giroux #28 at the Wells Fargo Center on November 17, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings will open the home portion of their 2016-17 season vs. the Flyers on Oct. 14 at Staples Center.

In accordance with the Kings' 50th Anniversary Celebration, LA will play the same team, Philadelphia, it faced on Oct. 14, 1967 .. the very first game in franchise history.

The Kings will release their full 2016-17 schedule on Tuesday.

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