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)
Report: Pens’ Goaltender Vokoun Medically Cleared to Play (Pen’s Labyrinth)
Why There Is No Alumni Game For Ottawa – Vancouver Heritage Classic (SenShot)