Dec 23, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) is congratulated by center Tyler Johnson (9) after a win over the Florida Panthers 6-1 at BB

Back of the Net – The Christmas Edition

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.

First of all, we would like to wish all of you in the Bolts Nation a very Merry Christmas. We sincerely hope that you had a wonderful day with your friends and family.

There are no hockey games playing tonight; however, there is no shortage of news.

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.

Coach Cooper Post Game – December 23rd (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Hartz on fire (

One man’s Olympic roster opinions (ESPN)

Canadiens May Be Interested in Chelios’ Son (A Winning Habit)

Chicago Blackhawks Christmas Eve Movie Review (Blackhawk Up)

Crosby nearly slices teammate’s face, still takes out his knee (Fox Sports)

Jonathan Ericsson to miss three-to-five weeks with fractured ribs (FanSided)

NHL Approves Miraculous ‘Butt Goal’ Scored by Buffalo Sabres (Bleacher Report)

Bruins’ defenseman Torey Krug just might make the US Olympic Team (Causeway Crowd)

Stunning Numbers: Blackhawks’ early perfection and Derek Dorsett’s road kill (Puck Daddy)


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