How social media reacted after the Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates with the Stanley Cup on Monday following the series-winning victory over the Dallas Stars.

The Tampa Bay Lightning lifted the Stanley Cup on Monday night, marking the end of a once-improbable NHL Bubble experiment.

The 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 capped off the Lightning’s comeback season after being swept in the first round last year.

Captain Steven Stamkos was the first to lift the cup for the Bolts, and defenceman Victor Hedman was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy, recognized as the finals MVP.

It was a rewarding conclusion to a strange season for many hockey fans. Here’s the some of the best reaction from social media:

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