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Fans express excitement ahead of Game 7 on Twitter

Penguins, Lightning followers showcase anticipation for Eastern Conference Final's deciding game

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final is at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), and for fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning, the waiting is the hardest part.

With the winner of the deciding game advancing to play the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Final, fans of the Penguins and Lightning tried to calm their pent-up nerves by posting on social media Thursday. 

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto visited some real-life penguins for good luck.

Tweet from @billpeduto: Hey Mayors @BobBuckhorn & @Kriseman - we are calling out our friends, too! #PensIn7 pic.twitter.com/AlnIogEruC

Pittsburgh native and Steelers defensive back Ross Ventrone was so excited for Game 7, he put on his roller blades and played some street hockey to calm himself.

Tweet from @steelers: .@penguins Mark us down as "excited". #PensIn7 pic.twitter.com/6zEazVok4p

The city of Pittsburgh held a rally outside the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Tweet from @CityPGH: Mayor @billpeduto & @ACE_Fitzgerald believe in the @penguins! #LetsGoPens #PensIn7 #HBK #BecauseItsTheCup pic.twitter.com/ABaend5jK0

Hillsborough County in Florida countered Pittsburgh's tweet with this GIF of their advanced weather forecast for Thursday.

Tweet from @HillsboroughFL: @Allegheny_Co Really? Huh, that's funny. Our forecast came out differently... #TBLvsPIT #GoBolts #Boltsborough pic.twitter.com/TiU9WOYOZS

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs is in Boston having his No. 26 retired by the Red Sox, but his granddaughter is still rooting for the Lightning.

Tweet from @ChickenMan3010: Even in Boston, my granddaughter has to represent @TBLightning game 7! #gobolts �������������������������� pic.twitter.com/UlI1KHztSH

You can also count YouTube personality and Lightning fan Ryan McNulty as excited for Game 7.

Tweet from @xRpMx13: Game 7 is tonight @Bajan_Canadian @AlexirCraft @JeromeASF #GoBolts pic.twitter.com/EilXeIGZQc

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