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‘Grandpa Bay Lightning’: Twitter reacts to Game 2 loss to Avalanche

For the second time this postseason, the Lightning are starting off a playoff series down 0-2.
Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin celebrates his first-period goal as Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and defenseman Jan Rutta look on during Game 2 Saturday night.
Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin celebrates his first-period goal as Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and defenseman Jan Rutta look on during Game 2 Saturday night. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Jun. 19

TAMPA — The Lightning’s chance at a three-peat comes with hurdles.

Following Tampa Bay’s 7-0 loss at Colorado on Saturday night, the Lightning find themselves in a 2-0 series hole for the second time this postseason (also in the Eastern Conference final against the Rangers).

The Avalanche and Lightning will meet again Monday for Game 3 at Amalie Arena.

For the second straight game, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy — who played in his 100th career postseason contest Saturday — allowed three first-period goals. Saturday was the second time in his 465-game career in which he allowed seven goals (also Feb. 22, 2020, at Arizona).

Meanwhile, the Avalanche’s 11 goals in two games are the most through the start of a Cup final series since the last time the franchise accomplished the feat in 1996.

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

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