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.
Kucherov sparks Lightning in Cup Final shaping up to be battle of attrition
Chris Johnston
They have been the most resilient bunch in the bubble. And after dropping Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, it was no surprise to see Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning respond quickly.
Lightning not reaching for easy excuses after Game 1 letdown
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Potential Stamkos return could be emotional spark for determined Lightning
Chris Johnston
We can only imagine what this has been like for Steven Stamkos. But under these circumstances, after everything he's been through, it would be quite something if he managed to make his return with a chance to lift the Stanley Cup. And his club could certainly use him.
Lightning cherishing every moment of opportunity for Cup Final redemption
Chris Johnston
The Lightning left their hearts out there — and made it clear that booking a trip to the Stanley Cup Final was no less rewarding under these circumstances than it would have been before any of us had ever heard of COVID-19.
Brayden Point's Game 6 status looms large for Lightning, Islanders
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Islanders' belief unwavering despite label of Game 6 underdog
Chris Johnston
The New York Islanders remain underdogs against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Game 6 looming Thursday, but their belief in themselves hasn’t wavered through the long road they have travelled to get here
Islanders' Eberle, no stranger to marquee moments, plays hero yet again
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Jordan Eberle has proven time and time again he’s completely at ease with the game on his stick, that his hunger matches his sense of occasion. And what an occasion he found himself this time.
Victor Hedman's scoring surge a key to Lightning's Stanley Cup chase
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Lightning's Steven Stamkos skates with team, not close to return to lineup
Chris Johnston
Steven Stamkos remains inside the NHL bubble and is trying to work his way back from injury, but isn’t close to returning to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup, according to head coach Jon Cooper.