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Get Pumped Up For Pens-Bolts With Pittsburgh Vs. Tampa Twitter Battle

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A twitter battle brewed Thursday ahead of the Penguins vs. Lightning playoff game taking place on Friday.

It takes a little over 15 hours to drive from Pittsburgh to Tampa but it takes less than 15 minutes for two cities to engage in a Pens-vs-Lightning, bridge-boasting, our-city-is-better-than-yours Twitter battle.

Here’s how it all began:

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Pittsburgh was quick to respond, already anticipating the upcoming exchange:

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@CityPGH corrected @CityofTampa's false presumption that was cold in the 412:

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Then the bridge banter began:

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And it was rousing "look-at-the-cool-stuff-we-put-in-our-rivers" exchange:

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Other accounts from both cities quickly stepped in to show their hometown support:

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The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow at 8 p.m. at Consol Energy Center.