The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off the unthinkable, sweeping the 62-win Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and then they gloated about it.
After taking a 3-0 lead in the series, Columbus came out looking to end things on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets got out to an early 2-0 lead and ended up winning 7-3 to break out the brooms. Those running the team’s Twitter account were sure to let everyone know it too by sending this tweet:
just a little spring cleaning pic.twitter.com/I5nrQLyDxT
— x-Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 17, 2019
That’s savage. But when you sweep the President’s Trophy winner, you have a right to do it.
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Tampa Bay going down proves the curse of a record regular season is real.
As for Columbus, the Blue Jackets insist they are not done yet. Next up they take on the winner of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series.
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