Feb 1, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their win against Montreal Canadiens after an over time period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Good evening, 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 time is almost here! The Men’s Hockey Competition kicks off at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia tomorrow afternoon. There are Tampa Bay Lightning players in both games, so each game has its own special importance.
While we wait patiently for everything to kick off, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.
Kennedy’s Honored as 27th Lightning Community Heroes (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Mike Smith On His Role On Team Canada (FanSided)
A season of woe for the Syracuse Crunch (Raw Charge)
Bruins players will battle each other for gold (Causeway Crowd)
Blackhawks Olympic Over/Under- Marian Hossa (Blackhawk Up)
Jeff Carter Gets First Crack on Canada’s Top-Line (Pens Labyrinth)
T.J. Oshie: St. Louis Blues Olympian Spotlight Series (Bleedin’ Blue)
The Improved Play Of Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Luke Schenn (Broad Street Buzz)
Avs’ Erik Johnson suspended 2 games for slash that broke Frans Nielsen’s hand (Puck Daddy)
2014 Sochi Olympics: Nikolai Kulemin Practices On Third Line For Team Russia (Editor in Leaf)
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Topics: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning