Jan 30, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39) makes a save in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – February 19th

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 has come, ladies and gentlemen of the Bolts Nation. The Semifinal Round of the Men’s Hockey Competition at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia is finally set! We still have two players competing for the Gold Medal; Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and Team Canada, and Lightning defenseman Sami Salo and Team Finland.

The competition doesn’t get started once again until Friday morning, so while we wait, let’s take a look at what else is going on around the National Hockey League, and the Olympics, today.

Kristers Gudlevskis makes 55 saves to end Olympic stint (Syracuse Crunch)

Josi and Moser Sent Home Early (Predlines)

Canada loses John Tavares to injury (ESPN)

Kopitar proud of Slovenia’s run at Olympics (NHL.com)

Evgeny Kuznetsov Set To Join Washington Capitals (FanSided)

Linus Omark Contract Terminated By Buffalo Sabres (Sabre Noise)

New York Rangers Getting Knocked Around In Sochi (Blue Line Station)

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History- Record Tied (Blackhawk Up)

Would Mark Stuart Be a Good Acquisition for the Bruins? (Causeway Crowd)

David Backes Scores Monster Goal for US against Czech Republic (GIF) (Bleedin’ Blue)


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