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Twitter reacts to five overtime periods in Lightning win over Blue Jackets

It was the fourth-longest playoff game in NHL history.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) during the first period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) during the first period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) [ FRANK GUNN | The Canadian Press via AP ]
Published Aug. 12, 2020
Updated Aug. 12, 2020

Well Lightning fans, you wanted sports back. And you probably got your fill Tuesday night during the quintet overtime contest between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Be careful what you wish for next time. But, hey, at least they got the first win of the series.

Related: Lightning top Blue Jackets in Tampa Bay’s longest ever game

While the players were in the midst of the fourth-longest game in NHL history, here’s how some, including the league, the teams themselves and other teams, reacted on Twitter:

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.