Jan 7, 2014; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – January 9th

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.

Happy Game Day, everyone! Tonight, our Tampa Bay Lightning head home to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to go face-to-face with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight. While we wait patiently or maybe not so patiently as it is hockey after all, for the puck to drop, let’s take a look at what else is going on in the world of hockey today.

Jon Cooper Pre-Game (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Sabres name Tim Murray GM (ESPN)

Crunch outlast Penguins 4-2 (Syracuse Crunch)

Philadelphia Flyers Patience Being Rewarded (Broad Street Buzz)

Halpern’s hockey journey marked by tragedy, triumph (Fox Sports)

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History- 4 Goal Game (Blackhawk Up)

Boston Bruins Struggling Without Dennis Seidenberg (Causeway Crowd)

Every Team’s Biggest Concern Midway Through the NHL Season (Bleacher Report)

Sharks Goalie Talk: Why Has Antti Niemi Been Inconsistent Recently? (Blades of Teal)


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