Sep 26, 2013; Estero, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson (44) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (7) attempted to defend during the first period at Germain Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/30/13

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.

Tomorrow, we will get an answer to one of the most important questions that has been burning for months; who will be the next Captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On top of that, we are only 4 days away from the official start of the season. Yes, ladies and gentlemen…we are finally in the home stretch. In four more days, the first puck will drop on the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

There is no time like the present to get down to business, so let’s get this party started, shall we?

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 Girls Photo Shoot (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Complete 2013-14 Season Preview for the Chicago Blackhawks (Bleacher Report)

Paul Bissonnette‘s ban reduced (ESPN)

Panthers reacquire Barch from Devils (Fox Sports)

Lightning send No. 3 pick Drouin to QMJHL (

Crunch fall in Game 3, but claim Mary’s Cup (Syracuse Crunch)

2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending Preview (Raw Charge)

Preseason Entertainment With Brandon Bollig (Blackhawk Up)

Bruins Finish The Preseason Strong, Prepare For Opening Night. (Causeway Crowd)

Andrew Cogliano ends preseason with gorgeous spin-o-rama goal vs. Sharks (Video) (Puck Daddy)


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