January 19, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) , center Nate Thompson (44), defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and defenseman Sami Salo (6) huddle up against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Tampa Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defended the Washington Capitals 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/12/13

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to today’s edition of Back of the Net where we take you through all the latest and greatest news and updates from in and around the Bolts Nation, and the world of hockey.

Thursday is behind us, well…mostly, and Friday is right around the corner. Then, off to the weekend. This weekend is of particular importance to Lightning fans as this Saturday is Lightning Fan Fest.

Hopefully, the weather holds up and it will turn out to be an amazing day.

With another day in the books, we are left with only a Ryan Malone (12) and a Mike Angelidis (10) left until the start of hockey season. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, only 22 more days until the official start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

As usual, the time has come to get down to business. So sit back and relax as we take you through all the latest updates, news, and rumors from not just around the Bolts Nation, but the great, wide world of hockey.

Media Day 2013: Notable Quotables (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Positional Battles to Watch in the NHL Preseason (Bleacher Report)

Sather says Rangers, Stepan ‘too far apart’ on money (Pro Hockey Talk)

Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek report (ESPN)

Kings’ Stoll Healthy, Ready for Camp After July Seizure (Fox Sports)

Lecavalier earns rave reviews in first Flyers practice (NHL.com)

Milwaukee signs four to AHL contracts (TheAHL.com)

Top 25 Under 25: #21 Nikita Nesterov (Raw Charge)

Pauls, Roman Add Lineup Flexibility for Sled Team (USA Hockey)

Islanders to keep orange and blue, add third jersey after move to Brooklyn (Puck Daddy)


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