Mar 30, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – July 22, 2014

Good evening, 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.

Another day down means that we’re another day closer to the official start of the 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning season.

Now, we have just 79 days left until the puck drops on the regular season.

As the days go by, the anticipation continues to build here in the Bolts Nation.

What does the new season hold for the new and improved (?) Lightning team? Fortunately, we don’t have very long to wait before we’ll find out.

While we (im)patiently wait for the new season to start, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

Lightning Roundtable: Free Agency (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Top 25 Under 25: #24 Matthew Peca (Raw Charge)

Zuccarello, Rangers agree on one-year contract (

Each NHL Team’s Top Free Agent in 2015 (Bleacher Report)

Everblades Announce Free Agent Camp (Florida Everblades)

Buffalo Sabres Roster Changes In Midst of Free Agency (Sabre Noise)

Mark Streit Deserves To QB The First Power Play (Broad Street Buzz)

Your First Line Center For The Montreal Canadiens Is… (A Winning Habit)

Patrick Kane dominates in men’s beer league hockey game (Photo) (FanSided)

Pascal Dupuis’ Presence Should Stabilize Secondary For Penguins (Pen’s Labyrinth)


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