Kenan Thompson Roasted The Lightning For Choking In The Playoffs And Their Players Were NOT Having It

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This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs were an absolutely wild ride where chaos reigned supreme, and while there were plenty of shocking moments and unexpected upsets, I’d argue nothing was more surprising than the performance (or lack thereof) of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning absolutely dominated the regular season by winning an NHL record-tying 62 games and finishing a full 21 points ahead of the second-place Bruins and were far and away the favorites to take home Lord Stanley’s trophy heading into the postseason.

Tampa got off to a pretty hot start in their first game against the Blue Jackets by taking a 3-0 lead in the first period but sadly forgot how to play hockey, and after blowing the three-goal advantage, they were never really able to recover and ended up getting swept in the first round much to the delight of everyone who isn’t a Lightning fan.

On Wednesday night, the annual NHL Awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas and we were treated to an absolutely fantastic hockey moment thanks to Carey Price, who surprised a young fan who lost his mom to cancer.

That was easily the highlight of the evening but the second best moment came courtesy of Kenan Thompson, who served as the master of ceremonies for the night.

During his opening monologue, the Saturday Night Live star praised the Lightning for their fantastic season before roasting them for their disastrous playoff performance, and based on the reaction of the team members in the audience, they weren’t exactly thrilled with the joke.

It’s very clear those guys need to…lightening up.

I’m so sorry.

Connor Toole is a Senior Editor at BroBible based in Brooklyn, NY who embodies more of the stereotypes associated with the borough than he's comfortable with. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft before walking around the streets of NYC masquerading as the newest member of the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to land him a contract, so he was forced to settle for writing on the internet for a living instead. If you're mad about something he wrote, be sure that any angry tweets you send note the similarity between his last name and a popular insult, as no one has ever done that before.

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