The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning lifted Lord Stanley’s Cup, the year was 2004 and smartphones, let alone social media, were definitely not a thing.
But in 2020, it’s all about social media and Monday night, mere seconds after the final buzzer sounded to wrap up the 2019-20 NHL season with a crowned champion, the sports world took to Twitter to congratulate the newest Stanley Cup winners.
From football to soccer, baseball to rugby and former Lightning players, too, everyone was pumped that the Stanley Cup was heading back to Florida.
Congrats to @TBLightning and @CityofTampa for being the @StanleyCup champ. Again! It is the hardest trophy to win. To the players, staff & all involved- huge congrats! Especially Mr.Vinik for the immeasurable impact he’s had on the team and town! Glad to see the Cup is back home
— Martin St.Louis (@mstlouis_26) September 29, 2020
Congrats @TBLightning !!! What an accomplishment from such a great/fun team to watch year in and year out. Good for those group of guys out on that ice for being champs!!!
— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) September 29, 2020
Kudos to everyone who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to deliver the Stanley Cup. Hockey, as always, gives us happiness…and hope. #StanleyCup 🇨🇦
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) September 29, 2020