The Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars played the first NHL game at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, but the on-ice battle between the teams spilled over onto social media.
The Kings tweeted an anecdote from coach Darryl Sutter dubbed "Sutter Wisdom" ahead of Los Angeles' annual Frozen Fury game in Las Vegas. The Stars responded with a quote from their coach Lindy Ruff, and called it "Life Lessons with Lindy."
That's when the fun began. The Stars and Kings exchanged pictures of their coaches to exhibit their antagonism. Then someone decided to see what Ruff and Sutter would look like if they traded faces.
The Stars upped the ante, posting a GIF of their players in the typical pre-game soccer routine. Instead of a ball, they were kicking the Kings logo.
The Kings were not impressed.
Dallas won the preseason game 6-3, with forward Patrik Nemeth scoring twice, and the Stars turned back the clock to gloat about the win in their preseason finale.
The Kings were not amused.