Mike Rupp and Carl Hagelin: two Pittsburgh Penguins.
Not at the same time, though. But they did share the ice together before: back when they were both members of the New York Rangers.
Back then, they played another outdoor game - also against the Philadelphia Flyers - in which they defeated the Flyers 3-2. Rupp even scored twice in that game (which was half of his output for the entire season; he definitely had his best years in Pittsburgh), so the two took the time to catch up on NHL Network.
.@CarlHagelin and @Rupper17 were teammates in an outdoor game against the @NHLFlyers! They reminisced on #NHLNow. pic.twitter.com/dUhEewwOOf— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) February 25, 2017
Then of course, they get into the more technical elements of the game - with a bit of flattery on Rupp’s part towards Hagelin - and as far as day-before-the-game interviews go, this is a pretty good one. The little personal touches really make it.
Especially that fist bump right at the beginning. Here’s to a similar fate for Hagelin in tonight’s outdoor game!