Followers journey from Slovakia to cheer for Bolts defenseman Eric Cernak.

TAMPA, Florida. (WFLA) — For many Tampa Bay Lightning followers, getting by way of visitors on I-275 is normally the toughest a part of the sport. However a few followers confronted much more than simply Tampa visitors to get to Recreation 4.

On Wednesday, two followers confirmed up on Thunder Alley with an indication to point out how far they’d traveled to get to the Stanley Cup remaining – 1000’s of miles.

“We drove 5,286 miles from Slovakia as a result of [love the] Bolts and Eric Cernak,” the signal learn.

Cernak, a defender for the Bolts, hails from Kosice, Slovakia. He was drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in 2015 after a professional season in his hometown. In 2017, he was traded to the Lightning.

The quarterback has been instrumental for the Lightning within the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 Stanley Cup seasons and has been onerous at work this 12 months because the staff goals for a 3.

The Slovakian couple who confirmed as much as assist Cernak and the Bolts in Recreation 4 advised that they have been visiting the Tampa Bay space for a couple of month.

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