Dec 17, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop makes a save during the third period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tampa Bay Lightning won 3-2 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – December 20th


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 played quite the game last night. Martin St. Louis scored his 350th Lightning goal, Anders Lindback gained the win over his former team, and the Lightning extended their current win streak to 3.

I think overall it was a fairly good night.

The Bolts do not play again until Saturday when they face the Carolina Hurricanes at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. In the meantime, what better to do than to keep up with all 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.

Extra Shift: Predators (Tampa Bay Lightning)

6 NHL players to wear lighter gear (ESPN Chicago)

Stats Say Florida Panthers Should Be Better (The Rat Trick)

Man carries pistol into Dallas Stars game (Photo) (FanSided)

This young New York Rangers fan was not impressed (Fox Sports)

2014 World Under-17 Challenge Roster Announced (USA Hockey)

Cann Named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week (Florida Everblades)

Rankin’s hat trick not enough as Crunch edged by Hershey (Syracuse Crunch)

What Is Brandon Saad‘s Ceiling with the Chicago Blackhawks? (Bleacher Report)

With The NHL Trade Freeze Rapidly Approaching, The Canes Have Big Decisions To Make (Cardiac Cane)

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