Anaheim Ducks® vs. Los Angeles Kings®: The Freeway Face-Off

When Do the Anaheim Ducks® and the Los Angeles Kings® Play Next?

Anaheim Ducks® tickets and Los Angeles Kings® tickets can be found on their respective team pages. Upcoming game information can be found below.

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Are the Anaheim Ducks® and the Los Angeles Kings® Rivals?

Yes, the Anaheim Ducks® and the Los Angeles Kings® are rivals. Their matchups are known as the “Freeway Face-Off.” The Kings and the Ducks are both part of the NHL®’s Western Conference Pacific Division, leading the two teams to play against each other often.

Who Are the Biggest Rivals of the Anaheim Ducks®?

The biggest rivals of the Anaheim Ducks® are divisional competitors the Los Angeles Kings® and the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks also have a fierce dislike for the Nashville Predators® because of their numerous playoff battles.

Who are the Biggest Rivals of the Los Angeles Kings®?

The biggest rivals of the Los Angeles Kings® are their in-state and divisional opponents the Anaheim Ducks® and the San Jose Sharks. The Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks® are also rivals due to their constant battling for the Stanley Cup® in the early 2010s.

Anaheim Ducks® vs. Los Angeles Kings® Freeway Face-Off History

The Anaheim Ducks® and Los Angeles Kings® have been rivals since the Ducks entered the NHL® in 1993. These two teams are part of the NHL®’s Western Conference Pacific Division and are both located off Interstate 5 in Southern California, leading the Ducks and Kings to maintain a constant territorial dispute. Since the home ice for both teams are located less than 35 miles away from each other, Kings fans felt their fanbase was pulled apart during the Ducks’ induction into the NHL®. Their constant battles have been named the “Freeway Face-Off.” This name was decided on by the 12,000 fans who voted on the Fox Sports Net Poll in 2007. The name “Freeway Face-Off” was inspired by the “Freeway Series” between the MLB rivals Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels.

The Los Angeles Kings® have faced the Anaheim Ducks® in the playoffs only once during the 2014 Western Conference Second Round, with the Kings defeating the Ducks in seven games. Despite only meeting once in the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings® and the Anaheim Ducks® have played each other more than 150 times in the regular season, with the total record being 74-55-11-16 in favor of the Ducks. The Ducks and the Kings have also played in a number of “special event” games throughout the years. Both teams opened the 2007–2008 NHL® season with two games against each other in the O2 Arena in London, England; the Kings won the first game 4-1 and the Ducks won the second game 4-1. The Anaheim Ducks® then defeated the Los Angeles Kings® 3-0 during the outdoor 2014 Stadium Series game at Dodgers Stadium.

Where Do the Los Angeles Kings® and Anaheim Ducks® Play?

The Los Angeles Kings® play at the Arena in Los Angeles, California. This arena was known as the STAPLES Center from the time it opened in 1999 until it was renamed in 2021.

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The Anaheim Ducks® play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The Honda Center has been the home of the Anaheim Ducks since their entry into the NHL® in 1993.


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