Dec 12, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas (7) come out to congratulate Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after they beat the Detroit Red Wings 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 17th

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.

Today is another wonderful day in Hockey Paradise. Our Tampa Bay Lightning will head into Uniondale tonight to go head-to-head with the New York Islanders. They hope to keep the momentum that started on Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings.

While we wait for the puck to drop at 7:00 p.m. tonight, let’s take a look at what is happening 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.

Andrej Sustr Reaches for New Heights With Lightning, Career (Tampa Bay Lightning)

SHEA strip number 36 (Predlines)

Milan Lucic rips city of Vancouver (ESPN Boston)

Training Camp Day 2: Building a Team (USA Hockey)

Perspective: Islanders Growing Pains (Eyes on Isles)

Bruins’ Daniel Paille sustained concussion (FanSided)

David Backes injured in Blues’ loss at Ottawa (Puck Daddy)

Crunch sign Jon DiSalvatore to AHL deal (Syracuse Crunch)

Carolina Hurricanes: Now Is The Time To Make A Trade (Cardiac Cane)

Was Joining the Detroit Red Wings the Right Decision for Daniel Alfredsson? (Bleacher Report)


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