Mar 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning players center Valtteri Filppula (left) and right wing Ryan Callahan (left center) and defenseman Sami Salo (6) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) talk before a face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – May 23, 2014

Good morning, Bolts Nation! Welcome to today’s edition of Back of the Net where we bring you all the latest and greatest news and updates from not just here in the Bolts Nation, but around the entire world of hockey.

There is a certainly a lot going on around the Bolts Nation today. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has received an award for his work within in the community, one former Bolt prospect is moving on, and some of the younger Bolts are flourishing at the IIHF World Championships.

Let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

Jeff Vinik receives the Award from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (Tampa Bay Lightning)

This week in Crunch history (Syracuse Crunch)

NHL jerseys in 8-bit form (FanSided)

Blast Off Brandon Bollig (Blackhawk Up)

Mathieu Roy Heads to Norway (Florida Everblades)

Bolts rookie flourishes in top-line role at Worlds (

The answer is Raw Charge on “Sports Jeopardy!” (Raw Charge)

Henrik Lundqvist, More Skill Than Luck For Rangers (Blue Line Station)

World Championships: Hodgson, Myers, Team Canada Eliminated (Sabre Noise)

5 Free Agents Who Should Be on Tampa Bay Lightning’s Wish List (Bleacher Report)


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