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Lightning fans celebrate Game 5 win on Twitter

Erin Andrews among luminaries taking notice of Tampa Bay's overtime victory against Pittsburgh

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Tyler Johnson's goal 53 seconds into overtime gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday. The victory has the Lightning within one win of the Stanley Cup Final for a second straight season, and some high-profile Lightning fans took notice on social media.

Erin Andrews, the co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" and former Lightning television commentator, capitalized on NBC announcer Kenny Albert's witty tweet after the Lightning and the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder each won their respective conference final games Sunday.

Tweet from @ErinAndrews: Like what u did there!! ������������������ RT @KennyAlbert: Big night for the Thunder and Lightning

Hunter Thomsen, guitarist for the Florida-based rock band We the Kings, sent an emoji-based tweet to voice his excitement.

Tweet from @wethehunter: @TBLightning ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier thinks Amalie Arena will be rocking for Game 6 of the best-of-7 series Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Tweet from @KKiermaier39: Wowwww the @TBLightning just keep on doin it!!! Amalie is gonna be rockin with an unreal atmosphere on tuesday!!! ������������������������

ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale announced he will be at Game 6 while celebrating the overtime win.

Tweet from @DickieV: The Bolts Win /the Bolts Win / will CLINCH TUESDAY & I will be there @TBLightning # 1 baby @TomWJones

The NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers official Twitter account voiced their support, as did members of the team.

Tweet from @TBBuccaneers: ������������������#BOOM������������������#GoBolts!! #SiegetheDay!!

Tweet from @Geraldini93: YEAAAAAAAAAAA!! @TBLightning!! Let's gooooo!!

Tweet from @AkeemSpence: Big boy goal !!! @TBLightning by garrison

Tweet from @Showtime17Kwon: Yeaaaaaa @TBLightning !! Way to get the victory !! Turn up !!����

Finally, Tyler Moore, the assistant pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, posted this picture of the church's bulletin board.

Tweet from @TheRevTy: LIGHTNING WIN!!!!!!

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