The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will play a game at Levi’s Stadium on Friday, Oct. 26, as part of the first of two scheduled preseason matchups.
The game will be part of an international break, with the Sharks hosting the San Jose Earthquakes in a game on Oct. 29 in the Western Conference Semifinals.
The Kings will host the San Diego Chargers in a Western Conference First Round game on Nov. 2 in the West Conference Quarterfinals.
The Sharks, who defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by three points in a preseason game on Aug. 30, are expected to be on a roll for the first half of the regular season, after winning 10 of their first 11 games.
The Sharks have won seven of their last 10 and have clinched a playoff spot in the Pacific Division.
The teams meet twice before hosting the Colorado Avalanche on Sept. 16.
The Kings are expected have a tougher stretch ahead, with their remaining five games in seven days before the playoffs begin.
They have the opportunity to clinch home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs and potentially even home-ice advantage in Game 7 of the Western Conferences Quarterfinals if they defeat the Los Vegas Golden Knights on Nov, 10.
San Jose has won seven in a row over the Kings, who have been shutout in each of the last two meetings.
The club is 1-5 against the Sharks since the start of the season.
Los Angeles has won five straight games over the Sharks, including two straight by a total of 15 points or more.
The clubs only meeting in the postseason was in the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinal, when the Kings beat the Sharks 7-1.
Los Vegas, meanwhile, won six in a back-and-forth series from 2015-16.
The two clubs have met six times in the regular seasons, with Los Angeles winning three of those games and winning the other.