Dec 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper watches game action against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – December 29th

Good afternoon, 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.

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning is playing game two of their back-to-back home stand. When the doors to the Tampa Bay Times Forum swing open tonight, they will be hosting former Lightning center Brad Richards and the New York Rangers.

The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. tonight. While we wait for the puck to drop tonight, let’s get you caught up on everything that is going on in the National Hockey League today.

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.

Quick Turnaround (Tampa Bay Lightning)

AHL announces suspension (

Rangers’ Conor Allen: what we know (Blue Line Station)

USA Tops Germany, 8-0; Stays Undefeated (USA Hockey)

Bolts notes: Korobov looking to make most of recall (

2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Fan Reminders (

Ryan Callahan skates for first time since MCL sprain (FanSided)

Lars Eller scores in shootout to give Habs win over Lightning (ESPN)

How Tomas Hertl‘s Injury Affects the 2013-14 Calder Trophy Race (Bleacher Report)

Philadelphia Flyers Sean Couturier Is Closer To The Selke Trophy Than It Appears (Broad Street Buzz)


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