"They regret going" "Please don't cry": NHL fans react to Matthew Tkachuk family's disappointed expressions during Game 4 against Oilers

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NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers
NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Florida Panthers at Edmonton Oilers

During Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers, the family of Panthers star Matthew Tkachuk was in attendance at Rogers Place. The Oilers dominated, winning 8-1, and the disappointment on the faces of Tkachuk's family members was seen during the broadcast.

With the Panthers leading the series 3-0 coming into the game, many expected Florida to finish off the sweep. However, the Oilers stormed out to an early lead and never looked back.

Seeing the expressions on the faces of Matthew Tkachuk's family, Oilers fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the matter.

"They regret going."

This sentiment was echoed by many others and some empathized with the family's disappointment in witnessing such a loss. That said, many others weren't in such a charitable mood:

"Please don't cry tonight."

Here are some other reactions:

"Why didn’t he tell them Florida was going to win the cup at home?," one fan wrote on X.
"Picked the wrong game to come to," another fan wrote.
"They threw the game because they’re that damn good that’s why. 😆 first Stanley Cup, make it the best and most memorable at home with all of the fans. How beautiful is that. Go Panthers Go!," a user wrote.
"It’s OK..be even sweeter hosting the cup in their own barn!!," another user wrote.

Matthew Tkachuk's comments after the Panthers Game 4 loss against the Oilers

Matthew Tkachuk spoke to the media after the game, acknowledging the defeat but keeping things in perspective.

"We haven’t lost a game in a while until tonight, so at the end of the day, just back to the drawing board," Tkachuk said. "When we win, we learn from it and we put it aside. If you lose, same thing.
"We’re in an unbelievable spot right now. Came here after all that craziness and got a split. We’re going home in front of our unbelievable fans that are so excited to see us and we’re so excited to play in front of them.”

Game 5 is back in Florida on Tuesday night and it will be interesting to see if the Panthers can quell Edmonton's hopes of a historic comeback. With the Stanley Cup on the line, the stakes couldn't be higher.

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