Thompson, 25, has played the past four seasons for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. He has four goals and seven points in 39 games this season. He scored 20 goals in 58 games last season.
Machacek, 25, has nine goals and 19 points this season for the Springfield Falcons. He's played in 25 NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, scoring two goals and nine points.
You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.
— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York