Tampa Mayor Says Lightning Should Skip Game 4 Sweep, Win The Series Back Home To Celebrate With Family, Friends

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from sweeping the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Canadiens, but if they clinch the series in Game 4 on Monday, families of players and staff will not be on the ice to celebrate.

Tampa’s Mayor Jane Castor thinks the 2020 Stanley Cup champs should let the Canadiens have this Game 4 win, ditch the sweep and come home to Tampa Bay for a Game 5 win to celebrate with friends and family.

OutKick previously reported the Canadian government did not grant additional exemptions for family members to cross the border and skirt the federal 14-day quarantine, preventing the Bolts’ family from joining the team.

The team seems ready to finish the sweep in Canada, though.

Game 4 is set for tonight, July 5, at 8 p.m.

Written by Megan Turner

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  1. So the Tampa mayor is calling for the Lightning to tank? I hope the Canadiens win tonight too since I’m a Canadiens fan. I hope the Lightning take her advice and let the Canadiens back in the series.

    I think a Game 7 win is more exciting than a Game 5 win so the Lightning should tank the next three games, right Mayor Castor? Of course, the Canadiens could win a Game 7 so then the Lightning won’t have to worry about celebrating with family and friends.

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