Dec 23, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal against Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen (30) with left wing Ondrej Palat (18) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) in the second period at BB

Back of the Net – December 24th

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.

As you all prepare to spend time with your families tomorrow, the NHL is winding to a close. There is no hockey scheduled until Friday; for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the day is Saturday.

While we wait for the return of our favorite sport, let’s get caught up on 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.

By The Numbers: Holiday Giving (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Boychuk back on the map (

Bolts notes: Malone likely to return soon (

Stars hand Kings rookie sensation Martin Jones his 1st loss (ESPN)

Smiles and Skills Abound at Comerica Park ADM Clinic (USA Hockey)

How Good Are They: Subban, Markov & Diaz Part 1 (A Winning Habit)

The Chicago Blackhawks Dominate The New Jersey Devils 5-2! (Blackhawk Up)

Shawn Thornton has his 15-game suspension upheld by Gary Bettman (FanSided)

Penalty Minutes: Giroux’s worth to Flyers; U.S. Olympic team projections (Fox Sports)

Puck Daddy presents a musical holiday ode to Mike Smith’s legendary #ButtGoal (Puck Daddy)


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