Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net – April 8th

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.

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning get back to business as they defend the ice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum against Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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

Steve Griggs Promoted To President of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Zac Rinaldo suspended 4 games (ESPN)

Same Old Story or Brand New Chapter? (Eyes on Isles)

Wild expect fight from Jets; Byfuglien out for season (NHL.com)

Would the Buffalo Sabres Trade Their Draft Pick in 2014? (Sabre Noise)

Jeremy Jacobs needs to stay with the Boston Bruins (Causeway Crowd)

Sabres’ Christian Ehrhoff tweets nasty picture of split ear (Photo) (FanSided)

‘Blades Receive Max Parent from Syracuse; Carruth Reassigned (Florida Everblades)

Adirondack Phantoms Win 2 of Three on Record Setting Weekend (Broad Street Buzz)

Resurgence of Alexei Emelin A Huge Boost For Montreal Canadiens (A Winning Habit)


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