Chris Johnston
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Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Why Craig Anderson holds the key to a Game 7 Senators upset victory
Chris Johnston
A lot of the Ottawa Senators' chances of advancing past the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 and into the Stanley Cup Final rests on the shoulders of goaltender Craig Anderson.
Improbable Senators earn one more crack at Penguins with Game 6 win
Chris Johnston
Clock ticking on Senators with do-or-die Game 6 ahead
Chris Johnston
They have had some frank discussions since an embarrassing 7-0 loss pushed them to the brink of elimination. Now the Ottawa Senators need to turn those words into action.
Crosby and Malkin's excellence can't be taken for granted
Chris Johnston
As they sit one win short of reaching their fourth Stanley Cup final together, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin's continued excellence needs to be celebrated.
Time appears to have run out on Cinderella Senators' playoff run
Chris Johnston
With Game 4 win Penguins turn conference final into war of attrition
Chris Johnston
There is life still in these Pittsburgh Penguins. And with the win the Eastern Conference Final is now down to a best-of-three that basically amounts to a war of attrition.
Cerebral Derick Brassard confident Senators can 'beat everyone'
Chris Johnston
Derick Brassard certainly wasn’t dreaming about the possibility of a long playoff run while trying to fit in with the Ottawa Senators last summer, but now the centre is confident his team can go all the way.
Fleury awaits word on whether his loyalty is returned in Game 4
Chris Johnston
Nothing boring about Senators' Game 3 offensive eruption
Chris Johnston
There was nothing boring about the stunning four-goal, first-period outburst that propelled Ottawa to a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.