Dec 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) receives congratulations from right wing Nikita Kucherov (56) and defenseman Andrej Sustr (62) after the game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Tampa Bay won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – December 16th

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.

If you are anything like me, I am sure that you are still coming down from the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s fantastic outing in Detroit against the Detroit Red Wings. Tomorrow night, the Lightning head into Uniondale to try to keep the streak going against the New York Islanders.

So, while we wait for the puck to drop, let’s get acquainted with 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.

Inaugural Golf Classic Announced (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Penguins place Kris Letang on IR (ESPN)

Blackhawks activate F Bickell (Puck Daddy)

Predators: Four Improved Things (Predlines)

Crunch release Ray Kaunisto (Syracuse Crunch)

Blades Rip away 5-4 Shootout Win (Florida Everblades)

My Islanders Christmas Wish List : Part I (Eyes on Isles)

Bruins’ Shawn Thornton appeals suspension (FanSided)

Carolina Hurricanes May Loan Elias Lindholm To Team Sweden (Cardiac Cane)

5 Prospects Tampa Bay Lightning Should Have Their Eye on in 2014 Draft Class (Bleacher Report)


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