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.
The day is finally here! The Tampa Bay Lightning will swing open the doors to the Tampa Bay Times Forum and host the in-state rival Florida Panthers in the 2013-14 Lightning Home Opener! Are you ready to Be The Thunder?
In honor of the excitement of tonight’s game, and the fact that most of you will be heading to the Forum real soon, let’s get down to business right away.
New Eats at the Tampa Bay Time Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Sharks’ Stuart suspended for Nash hit (Fox Sports)
Avs’ Roy excited to coach against Julien, Bruins (NHL.com)
Chicago Blackhawks: Gritty Player of the Week (Blackhawk Up)
Biggest Takeaways from Tampa Bay Lightning’s Start to the 2013-14 Season (Bleacher Report)
Upstate University Hospital named presenting sponsor of Syracuse Crunch’s 20th Anniversary Season (Syracuse Crunch)