Apr 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) checks Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) in the third period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 6-5 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/17/13

Good morning, 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.

The time to get excited is surely at hand. We are only 2 days away from the first home preseason game of the 2013-14 season.

Furthermore, we are now just an Alex Killorn (17) away from the start of the season! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…only 17 more days until the official start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

One can only imagine that the next two and a half weeks are going to be full of news and updates, especially as we get closer to the big day.

So, let’s do this. 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.

Lightning Hope Killorn Can Break Through (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Report: Thomas to Florida (Puck Daddy)

Coyotes’ Klesla leaves ice on stretcher after hit by Kings’ Nolan (Pro Hockey Talk)

Ryan Callahan eyes playing opener (ESPN New York)

Murray scores late in OT for Jackets (Fox Sports)

30 in 15: Lightning counting on veterans, new faces (NHL.com)

The Boston Bruins Make First Cuts To Their Roster (Causeway Crowd)

Teuvo Teravainen: Time For A Change Of Plans? (Blackhawk Up)

Breakouts And Disappointments: Tyson Barrie (Mile High Sticking)

Predicting the Strength and Weakness of Each Tampa Bay Lightning Line in 2013-14 (Bleacher Report)


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