The 24-year-old Raanta was 21-10-11 with five shutouts, a 1.85 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in 45 games last season, leading Assat Pori to the SM-liiga championship in Finland. He was 4-3 record with a 2.09 GAA and a .928 save percentage for Finland in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final