The 2014-15 NHL season kicks off on Oct. 8 when the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings entertain the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center.

The NHL released the schedule for the upcoming season on Sunday.

The Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will participate in the marquee regular-season match-up when they meet on Jan. 1 in the2015 Winter Classic.

There are two Saturdays -- Oct. 11 and April 11 -- when every team will be in action.