As some of you might know, the NHL playoffs kicked off yesterday after a delay in the 2029-20 season due to COVID-19. Games were haunted abruptly in March after the virus began taking reign over the US. Over the next few months, the NHL began adapting plans in order to protect players and allow for the season to continue, with playoff games in sight. Teams were separated into two cities in Canada (Edmonton and Toronto) where they were quarantined before being able to play starting August 1st.
While fans were ecstatic to see their teams play, some had to wait another day. With the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets game going into 5 (YES 5!!) overtimes, the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins game had to be pushed to today. While fans were wishing for more hockey, they did not wish for this much, leaving some upset they had to wait even longer to see their team play in the playoffs.
With the crazy game came the crazy memes. Here were some of my favorites from the game:
This game is like a CVS receipt.— Columbus Blue Jackets (@Columbus Blue Jackets)1597191145.0
@BlueJacketsNHL stop being selfish and score a goal so we can play— Carolina Hurricanes (@Carolina Hurricanes)1597187659.0
@Canes Lay off man, we're trying— Columbus Blue Jackets (@Columbus Blue Jackets)1597189382.0
@Canes @BlueJacketsNHL @TBLightning Permission to stay up past bed time: Granted. #StanleyCup— NHL (@NHL)1597191080.0
Public service announcement... #StanleyCup 🇺🇸: https://t.co/PQ1Uy1ftxH @NHLonNBCSports 🇨🇦: https://t.co/wgoVvIHpaK… https://t.co/XRVtDEQ4RO— NHL (@NHL)1597192405.0
Gonna be a vaccine before this game ends. #StanleyCupPlayoffs— Bucci Mane (@Bucci Mane)1597192263.0
7th PERIOD STRETCH TIME! LET'S GO! #StanleyCup https://t.co/jhYROyXjQ3— NHL (@NHL)1597192531.0
Some no-tweet memes:
Update: The Caroline Hurricanes and Boston Bruins game that got moved today is currently in overtime, sparking even more memes
Hey @Canes, not to tattle but the @NYIslanders and @Capitals are supposed to play at 3 ET and you and the… https://t.co/zceWBP9MPe— NHL (@NHL)1597254373.0
Could you imagine... 😳 #StanleyCup https://t.co/SevxpqZ8ez— NHL (@NHL)1597255685.0
.@Canes You were the chosen one! It was said you'd destroy long overtime games, not play them! Bring balance to th… https://t.co/rvutcHZxGh— Vegas Golden Knights (@Vegas Golden Knights)1597257241.0