Jan 3, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) guards his net as Calgary Flames right wing Lee Stempniak (22) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote (22) battle for the puck during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Tampa Bay Lightning won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – January 4th

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 are coming off of another spectacular game last night in Calgary. Ushered in by the offensive might of the Lightning rookies and the stopping power of Lightning goaltender, the Lightning shut out the Calgary Flames 2-0.

Next up for the Lightning, they will travel to Rexall Place to go head-to-head with the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The puck drops at 8:00 p.m.

In the meantime, let’s take a look at what is going on in the National Hockey League today.

New Year Resolutions (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Shane Doan OK’d to return (ESPN)

Crawford and Raanta: A Titillating Tandem (Blackhawk Up)

Fisher’s scoring burst boosting Preds’ erratic offense (Fox Sports)

Buffalo Sabres Claim Zenon Konopka Off Waivers (Sabre Noise)

Poile apologizes to Ryan for inflammatory comments (NHL.com)

Crunch start 2014 off right with a 6-3 win over the Marlies (Syracuse Crunch)

Nazem Kadri of the Maple Leafs: Is His NHL Career at a Crossroads? (Bleacher Report)

Toronto Maple Leafs Forward Joffrey Lupul Fined $10,000 for Cross-Checking (FanSided)

Torey Krug in not on Olympic Team, but he’s focused on being a Boston Bruin (Causeway Crowd)


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