According to a number of Florida radio personalities, some players were reportedly seen partying at a strip club as late as 3 a.m. on Monday morning, after their Game 3 loss to the Lightning that put the Panthers in a 3-0 series hole.
Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette shut down the rumors that had his players partying into the wee hours before their elimination game on Monday night — which saw the Lightning beat Tampa Bay 2-0 to complete a series sweep in the second-round of the 2022 NHL playoffs.
“Brunette wants sources checked. No problem. I just checked with my strip club sources, who are the best in the industry. The report by The Pat and Aaron Show is true,” Slater tweeted.
The top-seeded Panthers are now the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept from a playoff series since the 2019 Lightning were ousted by Columbus in the first round.