First Round Frenzy: Who is the better Cup contender - Blue Jackets or Islanders?
After tying an NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were swept out of the playoffs by the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night in shocking fashion.
Following the 7-3 defeat in Game 4, Tampa's official Twitter account sent out a message to their fans.
"We don’t have any words and we know you don’t want to hear them. We understand your anger, your frustration, your sadness," the Tweet said. "Everything you’re feeling – we get it. This isn’t the ending we imagined, and certainly not the one we wanted. Thank you for being there the entire way."
The team also sent out a Tweet to congratulate the Blue Jackets for moving on to the second round.
"Congrats on an incredibly special series win for your organization, @bluejacketsnhl. You earned it. Good luck the rest of the way," the Tweet said.
The Lightning became the first team in the expansion era to be swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after winning the Presidents' Trophy as the top team in the regular season.