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‘At least you helped me get the Wordle’: Twitter reacts to Lightning’s Game 7 win

Maple Leafs fans briefly had hope, then the defending Stanley Cup champs crushed dreams for another year.
Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night in Toronto.
Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night in Toronto. [ FRANK GUNN | Associated Press ]
Published May 15

TAMPA — It’s another year of disappointment for long-suffering Maple Leafs fans.

With a 2-1 win, the Lightning eliminated Toronto in Saturday’s Game 7, extending the Maple Leafs’ drought of not winning a postseason series since 2004.

Lightning forward Nick Paul notched the pair of goals — his first career playoff scores — and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves. But in news that bears watching for the Lightning faithful, fellow forward Brayden Point exited the game early with an apparent lower-body injury.

Related: Lightning fans flood Tampa’s Armature Works plaza for Game 7 watch party

Tampa Bay will face the Panthers in the second round. Florida, which won this year’s Presidents’ Trophy with 122 points, defeated Washington on Friday in a six-game series.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Lightning’s win over Toronto:

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

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