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‘Hoping for a third date, eh?’: Twitter reacts to Lightning’s Stanley Cup final berth

With its Game 6 win over the Rangers, Tampa Bay advances to a third consecutive Cup final.
Lightning players celebrate their 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Saturday at Amalie Arena.
Lightning players celebrate their 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Saturday at Amalie Arena. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published Jun. 12|Updated Jun. 12

TAMPA — The Lightning will continue their chase of history when they begin play in the Stanley Cup final against the Avalanche Wednesday in Denver.

With Saturday’s win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, the Lightning clinched their third consecutive conference title. They now have won 11 straight playoff series (Pat Maroon has won 15). The last time a team made the Cup final three seasons in a row was the Oilers of 1983-85.

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Meanwhile, the Avalanche will be chasing their third championship and first since 2001.

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

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

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