Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – March 20th


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 Tampa Bay Lightning certainly came through when it counted last night.

A natural hat trick from Lightning captain Steven Stamkos led the way for a 5-3 Lightning victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in quite the must-win game.

Unfortunately, there was no time to celebrate here in the Bolts Nation. Tonight, the Bolts are back at it again as they travel to the Canadian Tire Centre to go head-to-head with Jason Spezza and the Ottawa Senators.

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

Four Lines Rolling (Tampa Bay Lightning)

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts’ Week 22 Poll (Bleacher Report)

Brodeur: Devils to blame for Zach Parise leaving as free agent (Puck Daddy)

Missed Opportunities, Moulson’s Return Spoil Czuczman Debut (Eyes On Isles)

Report: Pens Prospect Josh Archibald a Hobey Baker Finalist (Pen’s Labyrinth)

American hockey hero T.J. Oshie, fiancee celebrate birth of baby girl (Fox Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks lose Patrick Kane for 3 weeks to lower-body injury (FanSided)

Crunch announce details of Turning Stone Fan Appreciation Night (Syracuse Crunch)

Luke Richardson Needs To Be Behind The Ottawa Senators’ Bench Next Season (SenShot)

Tampa Bay Lightning bend, but don’t break in 5-3 win over Toronto Maple Leafs (Raw Charge)

 

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