John Travolta pulled out an amazingly cheesy line to pump up Tampa Bay Lightning fans at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Canadiens.
John Travolta turned hype man during the Stanley Cup Final between the Lightning and Canadiens.
When Tampa Bay put Travolta up on the big screen with a message to pump up fans, he dropped the cheesiest line ever.
“Get on your feet, make some noise and bring the thunder!” Travolta said before dancing awkwardly.
Extra points for owning the cheesiness.
John Travolta tried to get Lightning fans going in Game 2
Travolta’s message definitely didn’t hurt the Lightning any. After a scoreless first period, Tampa Bay jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second, thanks to Anthony Cirelli’s goal.
Nick Suzuki tied it up a few minutes later for Montreal on a power play.
However, the Lightning took back the lead before the end of the period via Blake Coleman, who scored right at the buzzer.
Late in the third period, Ondrej Palat solidified Tampa Bay’s advantage with a goal to make it 3-1.
Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy made 42 saves while allowing just one goal in the win. Canadiens goalkeeper gave up three goals against just 23 shots.
The victory kept the home ice advantage in place for the Lightning. They now hold a 2-0 series lead, with the venue changing to Montreal. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday, July 2.
Tampa Bay grabbed a resounding win in Game 1 on Monday. Erik Cernak and Yanni Gourde put them up 2-0 early before Ben Chiarot cut into the lead in the second period. A third-period flurry of three goals, including two from Nikita Kucherov, put the game out of reach for good.
The Lightning needed six games to get by the Dallas Stars in last year’s Stanley Cup Final after starting the series 1-1. They’re ahead of the eight-ball this year in their quest for a repeat.