Dec 5, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) congratulates center Valtteri Filppula (51) and teammates after they beat the Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – December 9th

Good evening, 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.

Today is another one of those classic in between days. We are just now getting over the course of events that went down on Saturday night between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Winnipeg Jets, and we still have to wait another day to face our next opponent.

The good news is, the best way to get through one of the “in betweeners” is to catch up with the latest news in the National Hockey League.

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.

Notebook: Picking Up The Slack (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Blackhawks, Rangers make trade (

Corey Crawford leaves with injury (ESPN Chicago)

It’s Antti Raanta Time, How Will He Perform? (Blackhawk Up)

Has Time Run Out on Mark Fayne, Peter Harrold? (Pucks and Pitchforks)

Steve Mason’s agent believes his client is worth Carey Price money (Puck Daddy)

Highlights: Jonas Gustavsson’s Crazy Save And Poor Officiating (Octopus Thrower)

James Neal handed a five-game suspension for kneeing Brad Marchand in the head (FanSided)

CBS Sports Network to televise U.S. men’s games at Winter World University Games (USA Hockey)

Shawn Thornton‘s Sucker Punch on Brooks Orpik Shows the Ugliest Side of Hockey (Bleacher Report)


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