Tonight's matchup pits the five-time defending Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks against the Vegas Golden Knights.
When the schedule was constructed, this one appeared to be a mismatch.
With most of its veteran team returning, the Ducks appeared poised to make another run toward a Stanley Cup. While the Golden Knights…how this team did was anyone's guess.
Miraculously, as we hit the quarter mark of the season following tonight's game, the Golden Knights are actually ahead of the Ducks in the standings right now by two points - 25 for VGK, 23 for ANA.
For the Ducks, however, there's a bit more than meets the eye that explains their record.
Wednesday's game can be seen at 7:30 PM (PT) It can be seen on AT&T SportsNet.
This is Cox channels 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD), DIRECTV channel 684, U-verse channels 757 (SD) and 1757 (HD), and CenturyLink channels 760 (SD) and 1760 (HD).
Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy will have all the action.
Dan D'Uva will be calling the game on FOX Sports Radio. This is 98.9 FM and 1340 AM.
Here are three keys to tonight's game.