Lightning-Bruins: What they’re saying about Tampa Bay’s series win

Fans cheer as while leaving Amalie Arena after the Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 3-1, advancing the Lightning to the Eastern Conference final. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

TAMPA — Here’s a sampling of the reaction to the Lighting’s 3-1 victory Sunday over Boston, sending Tampa Bay to the Eastern Conference final:

I was wrong. Lightning the better team. No doubt

— Tom Jones (@TomWJones) May 6, 2018

He may be talking about this

The Lightning becomes the first team to advance to the conference finals this season with a 3-1 win over the Bruins. Here’s how it happened. #TBLightning #GoBolts @TB_Times #TBLvsBOS #Bruins @TBLightning https://t.co/8t59HMaE06 pic.twitter.com/SxQ8H0f7f7

— TampaBayTimesSports (@TBTimes_Sports) May 6, 2018

Huge win for the Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Boston Bruins and moving on to the next round of the #StanleyCupPlayoffs #TBLightning #GoBolts ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/sTVYydTpQ6

— Luis Santana (@LuisSantana) May 6, 2018

For most of 25 years, the Lightning have been on the wrong side of everything when it came to the Boston Bruins. That’s what makes this night so much sweeter.

— Mike Corcoran (@MikeCorcoranNHL) May 6, 2018

The Lightning win 4 straight after getting blown out in Game 1. Amazing response. They dominated this series, exposed holes in the Bruins that didn’t previously show at any other point this season. This was surgical.

— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 6, 2018

A #TBLightning fans shows their support, or lack there off, for #Bruins Brad #Marchand during the 1st period. #NHL #TBLvsBOS pic.twitter.com/MroTJV4zRO

— Dirk Shadd (@DirkShadd) May 6, 2018

Tampa Hockeytown: the team, the experience, the revenues, and when compared to the Florida baseball franchises one think Jeff Vinik is one of the great owners in sports

— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 6, 2018

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning, heading to the Conference Final for the second time in 3 years. The better team won.Deeper scoring, healthier and deeper D corps, better goaltending.When it all calms down, Bs fans will realize the great run Boston had in 2018.

— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) May 6, 2018

PRES IS DEAD!!! STRUCK BY LIGHTNING!!! PUCKS ON NET!! ONE GAME AT A TIME!! pic.twitter.com/WlRKdXuf8w

— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) May 6, 2018

The @TBLightning are the eighth team in the last 20 years (since 1998) to clinch a berth in the Conference Finals 3+ times in a four-year span. #NHLStats #BOSvsTBL #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/FWdJ62GqZg

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 6, 2018

The officiating has been dreadful all postseason. The Bruins got shafted on a few notable plays. The Lightning were the superior team, outplayed them throughout, and deservedly won that series regardless. All of those things can be true at the same time.

— Filipovic Forsberg (@DimFilipovic) May 6, 2018

#TVA Sportscaster and former #NHL coach Michel Bergeron very upset and not holding back, insisting at least 2 officials in this series need to be severely reprimanded to preserve the integrity of NHL Hockey. States that officials determined the entire series. #Bruins

— BRUINS∩иi†e (@BruinsUnite) May 6, 2018

The amount of social media produced by fans at Amalie Arena dwarfs the amount of social media produced by fans at Tropicana Field or Raymond James Stadium. And it isn’t because of the building… it’s because the Lightning have built a “cool“ product.

— Noah Pransky – WTSP (@noahpransky) May 6, 2018

They will compete to the very end, but it always ends with #Handshakes.#StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/luj6WnBqbJ

— NHL (@NHL) May 6, 2018

Live look at Tampa fans swimming in Bruins tears. pic.twitter.com/DQlhg6uMrx

— The Hockey Epic (@thehockeyepic) May 6, 2018

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