April 2, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell (16) is congratulated by right wing Martin St. Louis (26) and left wing Ryan Malone (12) after he scored the goal during the second period against the Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/22/13

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.

This has certainly been an exciting week for Bolts fans. The Tampa Bay Lightning have gone 4-0 thus far in the preseason. The young players have proven that they not only want a spot on the main roster, but are ready to rise to the challenge; while some season veterans seem to be getting their mojo back.

As things stand now, we are just a Ryan Malone away from the official start of the season! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…we are only 12 days away from the first official puck drop of the regular season!

As the old adage says, ‘There’s nothing to it but to do it.’ So let’s get down to business.

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.

Younger Guys Shining Through (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Penguins’ Vokoun has blood clot dissolved (Pro Hockey Talk)

Flyers extend Matt Read 4 years (ESPN)

Schneider, Devils blank Isles (Fox Sports)

Top 25 Under 25: #18 Dmitry Korobov (Raw Charge)

Blue Jackets top Penguins despite Jokinen hat trick (NHL.com)

NHL action returns to San Antonio (TheAHL.com)

Rule 9.5 (Causeway Crowd)

Patrick Kane’s New Commercial (Blackhawk Up)

Will Age Finally Catch Up with Martin St. Louis in 2013-14 NHL Season? (Bleacher Report)


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