Dec 12, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings in a shoot out, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – December 15th

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.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the back half of their back-to-back weekend. Last night, we fell to Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils. Tonight, we head into Joe Louis Arena to go head-to-head with the Detroit Red Wings.

While we wait for the puck to drop tonight, let’s take a look at what is going on around 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.

Costly Errors (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Evgeni Malkin hurts left leg (ESPN)

Crunch shut out the Americans 1-0 (Syracuse Crunch)

Penguins’ Engelland to have in-person hearing (

HBO 24/7 – Road To The Winter Classic (Octopus Thrower)

Toronto Maple Leafs Heading In The Wrong Direction (Editor in Leaf)

Kyle Quincey scores first goal in 51 games for Detroit Red Wings (Video) (FanSided)

Brad Marchand taunts Canucks by kissing Stanley Cup ring finger (Video) (Puck Daddy)

The Chicago Blackhawks Acquire Jason LaBarbera From the Edmonton Oilers (Blackhawk Up)

Why a Big Extension for Steve Mason Would Be a Mistake for Philadelphia Flyers (Bleacher Report)


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