They say familiarity breeds contempt, and the Ontario Reign and San Diego Gulls will have faced each other 12 times in the AHL's regular season.
Now, the two teams will face each other in the best-of-5 Conference Quarterfinal of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs
If the opening round matchup winds up needing all five games to be decided, the Reign and Gulls will have played each other in nine of their previous ten games.
If the two teams weren't already intimately familiar with one another, the two teams met last season in the Conference Semi-Finals, with Ontario defeating the Gulls in five games, 4-1.
Both teams have undergone significant changes since last season, but there should be some faces on the Gulls roster that LA Kings fans are especially familiar with.
During the 2015-16 season, the 6'4 left winger appeared in 58 games for the Reign, scoring 12 goals and 22 points.
The Connecticut native provided size, veteran depth and an ability to score from the "bottom six" of the lineup.
In 55 games with the Gulls this season, Samuels-Thomas scored 12 goals and 24 points and cut back significantly on his PIM.
Enroth appeared in 16 games for the LA Kings while backing up Jonathan Quick during the 2015-16 season.
Drafted by the Sabres in 2006, Enroth performed well against his former team, posting a shutout and 2-1 OT loss.
Since being acquired in a trade from Toronto in January, Enroth's play for the Gulls has been stellar.
His 13-4 record, paltry 1.65 GAA, and impressive 0.939 SV% have secured the starting role, "as long as he's with us," according to Gulls play by play announcer Craig Elsten.
Jeff Schultz appeared in 185 games for the Manchester Monarchs/Ontario Reign, but it was his seven game appearance during the Kings 2014 Stanley Cup run that endeared him to Kings fans and players, earning him a spot on the Stanley Cup.
He's also responsible for one of the greatest Stanley Cup photos ever.
The 6'6 defender, nicknamed "Mr. Nasty" by Pierre McGuire, followed it all up by helping the Manchester Monarchs capture the Calder Cup the following season.