Dec 23, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) and center Nate Thompson (44) react after a goal by right wing Nikita Kucherov (not pictured) against the Florida Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen (30) in the third period at BB

Back of the Net – December 27th

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.

Tomorrow, the Tampa Bay Lightning play the first game in their back to back weekend as they host Brian Gionta and the Montreal Canadiens.

As we ease ourselves back into the hockey mindset after the holidays, it’s time to get caught up on everything that is going on 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.

Patricia McGuigan Honored as the Lightning’s 100th Community Hero (Tampa Bay Lightning)

U.S. too much for Czechs (IIHF)

U.S. tops Czechs at world juniors (ESPN)

World Junior Hockey Championship starts today (

Sharks’ Hertl to miss 2014 Sochi Olympics: report (

Soldier surprises family for Christmas at Blackhawks game (Fox Sports)

Ryan Spooner should stay in a Boston Bruins jersey (Causeway Crowd)

Chicago Blackhawks: Looking Ahead To Big Divisional Showdowns (Blackhawk Up)

New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators reportedly close to trade for Michael Del Zotto (FanSided)

Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren’s Greatest Strength – WJC Preview (Broad Street Buzz)


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