With good puckhandling and good decision making, Alexei Cherepanov is an offensive forward with great acceleration and a nose for the net. He has a quick release and can shoot the puck at top speed. Cherepanov broke Pavel Bure's rookie record with 18 goals in the Russian league in 2006-07 and was named Top forward at the World Junior 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