Back of the Net – February 21st

Jan 23, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) against the Ottawa Senators during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators in a shoot out 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-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 moment has finally arrived. The stage is set for the final two games of the Men’s Hockey Competition at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Tomorrow, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Sami Salo and Team Finland will do battle with Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane and Team USA. On Sunday, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and Team Canada will go head-to-head with New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and Team Sweden.

While we wait for the action to get started, let’s take a look at what else is going on around the National Hockey League, and of course the Olympics, today.

Slater Koekkoek is the Lightning Prospect of the Week (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Will Connor Brown Ever Make The Leafs? (Editor in Leaf)

Predlines VIDEO: GM David Poile On His Eye Injury (Predlines)

Mats Sundins ‘Disgusted’ By Russian Performance (FanSided)

Andrej Sekera Has Rough Olympic Tournament (Cardiac Cane)

Zdeno CharaDavid Krejci Head Back to NHL Ice (Causeway Crowd)

Minnesota Wild Resumes Practice, Mikko Koivu Returns (Gone Puck Wild)

Report: Pens’ Goaltender Vokoun Medically Cleared to Play (Pen’s Labyrinth)

Philadelphia Flyers Olympic Reflections: Jakub Voracek (Broad Street Buzz)

Why There Is No Alumni Game For Ottawa – Vancouver Heritage Classic (SenShot)

 

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Topics: NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning

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