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Spokane native Tyler Johnson going back to Stanley Cup Final with Tampa Bay Lightning

Johnson's team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, won Game 7 in the Stanley Cup semifinals against the New York Islanders 1-0. The Lightning won the championship last year.
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) before Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series against the New York Islanders Friday, June 25, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. — Spokane native Tyler Johnson is heading to the Stanley Cup Final for a second year in a row.

Johnson's team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, won Game 7 in the Stanley Cup semifinals against the New York Islanders 1-0. He had two shots on goal in the game.

The center has recorded two goals and an assist in the 2020-2021 playoffs. That includes a goal in Game 4 of this semifinal against the Islanders.

Last year Johnson won Lord Stanley's Cup with the Lightning in a 4-2 series win against the Dallas Stars.

Tampa Bay will play the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 will be on June 28 at 5 p.m. and will be a home game for the Lightning.