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 12th

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.

Happy Game Day! Tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning will open the doors to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to host the Detroit Red Wings.

The puck doesn’t drop until 7:30 p.m. This gives us plenty of time to get caught up in everything going on 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.

Extra Shift: Washington (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Senators’ Cowen suspended 2 games (ESPN)

Thus begins the reign of Antti Raanta for Blackhawks (Puck Daddy)

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

The Most Expendable Star on Every NHL Team in 2013-14 (Bleacher Report)

Dunkin’ Donuts Rechargable Card Night at the Syracuse Crunch (Syracuse Crunch)

Sidney Crosby believes Shawn Thornton suspension will be 10 games (FanSided)

Petr Mrazek Returns To The Red Wings, Jimmy Howard Injured (Octopus Thrower)

On This Date in Chicago Blackhawks History- Dazed In The Big Apple (Chicago Blackhawks)

NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports Network to air four games USA-Canada games in December (USA Hockey)


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