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Lightning celebrity fans celebrate on social media

TV personalities, politicians, pro sports teams applaud Tampa Bay, which moved onto Eastern Conference Final

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-0 win against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Amalie Arena on Sunday cemented their place in the Eastern Conference Final for the second straight year, and some of the team's high-profile fans took to Twitter to celebrate.

Television personality Erin Andrews, who covered the Lightning early in her broadcast career, weighed in after their win in Game 5.

Tweet from @ErinAndrews: Awesome shot! Go Bolts!! RT @michellegingras: #TBLightning are headed back to the Eastern Conference Finals!���

The city of Tampa is all-in with its support of the Lightning's run through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tweet from @CityofTampa: Woohoo! @TBLightning are moving on to the @NHL Eastern Conference Finals! �� #GoBolts ��� ��� #BeTheThunder �� I������TB

Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn already has pitched a wager to Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto, if the Penguins join the Lightning in the conference final. They lead the Washington Capitals 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Second Round, with Game 6 of the best-of-7 series Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Tweet from @BobBuckhorn: Lightning win!!! Guess who is waiting for you @billpeduto if you make it. Go Bolts.

Not to be outdone, St. Petersburg, Fla., mayor Rick Kriseman chimed in too.
Tweet from @Kriseman: A great day for Tampa Bay! #GoBolts #RaysUp

Tampa Bay's other professional sports teams also are on the Lightning bandwagon.

Tweet from @TBBuccaneers: Bring it home, @TBLightning!#GoBolts ������������������#TeamTampaBay

Tweet from @RaysBaseball: #GoBolts

Finally, one of the highest-profile supporters of Tampa Bay sports lauded the Lightning and coach Jon Cooper.

Tweet from @DickieV: What a fantastic job was done by @tblightning / Yes in the Finals of East / Jon Cooper has been���

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