The Carolina Hurricanes became the first NHL team to advance from the post-season qualifying round after beating the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday-evening.
So, of course, their social media gurus – the masterminds behind the best Twitter account in the NHL – celebrated victory by rubbing it on some faces.
First, they went after Rangers, Brendan Lemieux, who on February 21, after New York’s 5-2 win in Raleigh, mocked the famous Storm Surge of the hurricanes.
Then they went after Ranger fans who had predicted a sweep of the Blueshirts – including Michael Jordan’s famous laugh.
And to finish the three peat, they shoved it in the face of their longtime friend Don Cherry, who called the team a “ bunch of acorns ” in February 2019.
Carolina now has a full week off, as the first round of the NHL’s 2020 Stanley Cup doesn’t begin until August 11. They will compete against the Bruins, Flyers, Capitals of Lightning who already have guaranteed spots after the end of the 2019-20 season as the top two seeds in each Eastern Conference division.