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Oct 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) shoots the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the overtime period at the United Center. The Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 10/17/13

Good evening, Bolts fans! 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.

Happy Game Day! Tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning will swing open the doors to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to host Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild.

The Lightning are currently 4-2-0 and will certainly be looking to add another two points to their totals. So what can we do? We can head to the Forum tonight with our faces painted and our jerseys on and scream as loud as we can until the Thunder shakes the ground.

Today, we are going to do something a little different around here. Today’s Back of the Net is going to be about the road ahead. Each of the news articles included here will be from a team that we will be facing in the coming weeks. This way, we can be prepared when they come knocking.

I do believe it’s time to get this party started, 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.

Practice Notebook: The Balancing Act (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Young Guns Stepping Up For Minnesota Wild (Gone Puck Wild)

Bruins Trade Rumors: Could Nail Yakupov Come To Boston? (Causeway Crowd)

Trade Rumors: Nail Yakupov Close To Becoming A Chicago Blackhawk? (Blackhawk Up)

Are The Buffalo Sabres Finally Ready To Give Darcy Regier The Boot? (Sabre Noise)

Poll: Which Panther Has Been Most Impressive? (The Rat Trick)

Brodeur Starting, Clowe Out, Journey Into Twilight Zone Continues (Pucks and Pitchforks)

Carolina Hurricanes Defense Contributing To Offense (Cardiac Cane)

Is Brian Elliott On The Trading Block? (Bleedin Blue)

Should Craig Mactavish Pull The Trigger Now? (Oil On Whyte)


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