Jan 16, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – January 18th

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.

Happy Game Day, everyone! Today, the Tampa Bay Lightning start yet another back-to-back this week; our fourth game so far this week to be exact.

The puck drops at an early 2:00 p.m. start time today, so make sure you are ready early. Also, if you are heading out to the game today, make sure that you leave a little early. Traffic heading into the Forum is going to be a little insane with the Gasparilla festivities going on in downtown Tampa.

While we wait on today’s game to start, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

Andre Kirwan Honored as Lightning Community Hero (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Crunch edge Bears 3-2 (Syracuse Crunch)

Grant Clitsome has back surgery (ESPN)

It’s time to lighten up on Chad Johnson (Causeway Crowd)

Where Are They Now: Jonathan Cheechoo (Blades of Teal)

Bruins goalie Johnson takes stick to face, bleeds, wins game (Fox Sports)

Ranking Every 2014 Olympic Hockey Team’s Blue Line (Bleacher Report)

The Chicago Blackhawks Shoot Down The High Flying Anaheim Ducks (Blackhawk Up)

Carolina Hurricanes Trade Rumors: “Brett Bellemore Is Absolutely Not On The Trade Block” (Cardiac Cane)

 

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