Once co-stars, now opponents.
Thursday night wasn't the first time that Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and Carolina Hurricanes forward Steven Lorentz shared the ice. It was just the first time they shared it without the magic of television editing.
The two players once starred in the same commercial for Sport Chek, a Canadian Sporting Goods retailer, titled "All Sweat is Equal," which compared young, up-and-coming athletes to established ones.
Stamkos is a 13-season NHL veteran, while the game on Thursday marked Lorentz's NHL debut.
The reunion was pointed out on Twitter by Burton Lee, executive director of business operations for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. Lorentz played for the Petes from 2013-16.