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Back of the Net – April 1st

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 Tampa Bay Lightning get back to business tonight as they head home to the Tampa Bay Times Forum to defend home ice against Brian Gionta and the Montreal Canadiens.

These are definitely an important two points for the Bolts, so you can expect to see a pretty hard fought game.

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.

Playoff Within Reach (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Sabres name Ted Nolan head coach (FanSided)

Everblades Blow Past Cyclones 4-0 (Florida Everblades)

NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts’ Week 24 Poll (Bleacher Report)

Travis Zajac Earns First Career Hat Trick In 6-3 Win (Pucks and Pitchforks)

Did Alex Ovechkin leave for Capitals’ bench to avoid minus-1? (Puck Daddy)

Johnny Gaudreau Of Boston College Earns 6 Points In Last Game (Flame for Thought)

Right wing Joel Vermin joins Crunch, Geoff Walker assigned to Florida (Syracuse Crunch)

Prospect Jack Nevins Leads Rouyn Noranda Huskies Over Quebec Remparts (A Winning Habit)

Syracuse Crunch: Looking for, and finding, positives; prospect Joel Vermin joins the team (Raw Charge)

 

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