The early reviews on Kenan Thompson were that he was mostly entertaining as the host of the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay Lightning just might disagree.
Thompson cracked a joke at the Lightning’s expense over Tampa Bay’s strong regular season and disappointing playoff exit.
The reactions from the players killed me pic.twitter.com/XQCUeUqA9g
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 20, 2019
Nope, they did not appear to be at all amused.
The Lightning went 62-16-4 with 128 points in the regular season and then got swept out of the playoffs, leaving them apologetic.
When you get swept out of the playoffs — especially after such a strong season — you have to prepare for the jokes. The best way to get revenge is by using it as motivation for the following season.