If you're one of those "regular season doesn't mean anything" fans, this is right up your alley.
After having one of the greatest regular seasons in hockey, the Tampa Bay Lightning were shockingly swept in the playoffs by the eight-seeded Blue Jackets.
"Is this clown kidding? Are you kidding me? The Tampa Bay Lightning are a pathetic, embarrassing, gutless disgrace. This is the biggest let down in the history of professional sports.— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) April 17, 2019
[Coach Jon Cooper] should go door-to-door in Tampa to apologize...and then quit."
This isn't the first time a great regular season team has underachieved in the playoffs. NBA can't mention the lengendary 73-9 Warriors without bringing up the fact that they lost in the Finals to LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Stats don't lie.