Sep 18, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Kristers Gudlevskis (37) during the third period of the game against the St. Louis Blues at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – February 12th

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 day is here! The Men’s Hockey competition kicks off today at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games  in Sochi, Russia. The Tampa Bay Lightning have six players participating in the Games; Martin St. Louis, Kristers Gudlevskis, Sami Salo, Richard Panik, Radko Gudas, and Ondrej Palat.

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

Teammates Gudas, Palat Hope to Shine in Sochi (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Russia a team united (ESPN)

Daniel Sedin Gets Set To Play Without His Brother (FanSided)

Andrighetto named CCM/AHL Player of the Week (

Ryan Miller The Man Between The Pipes For Team USA? (Sabre Noise)

St. John’s Ice Caps Prepare To Host AHL All-Star Classic (Hockey at the Forks)

San Jose Sharks’ Olympians Bonding With Ducks, Kings In Sochi (Blades of Teal)

NHL Trade Thoughts: Boston Bruins Don’t Need a Stronger Defense (Causeway Crowd)

Chicago Blackhawks: Will Prospect Teuvo Teravainen Take Center Stage? (Blackhawk Up)

Toronto Maple Leafs Daily Poll: Would You Like Leo Komarov Back In Toronto? (Editor in Leaf)


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