VALTTERI FILPPULA NEWS

Filppula joins burgeoning injury list

With the playoffs starting in less than a week, the microscope on any injury becomes magnified. With G Ben Bishop already sidelined with an unspecified upper body injury to his left arm and out indefinitely, C Valtteri Filppula joined the list of key players out due to injury that also includes top four defenseman Sami Salo, who missed his second consecutive game with an undisclosed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- I Don’t See A Tripping Call Here

Tell me exactly what the ref saw to make this tripping call on Valtteri Filppula?  
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning rally falls short against Red Wings

Ben Bishop made 27 saves and Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who fell 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings.
Via FOXSports.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

One or two, all points important to Lightning during final push

TAMPA, Fla. -- Some points are earned without sweat in routs that are forgotten as fast as a breath lost in the wind. Others are claimed after crawling through the mud of a three-hour test of mental and physical strength. No matter in what quantity they come, one or two, they draw postseason dreams closer. No matter how they arrive, through ease or angst, they add to a season'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators get crucial win over Tampa Bay Lightning

Remember when Robin Lehner used to have problems in the shootouts? There was no evidence of them Monday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Lehner stopped Valterri Filppula, Nikita Kucherov and Steve Stamkos, and Jason Spezza scored the only goal Ottawa would need to snap a six-game losing streak, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in the tie-breaking skills contest. “It was nice to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators at Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning had a longer stretch without a regulation loss than their current streak, the season ended with their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. The Lightning lost their first game after trading away the last member of that 2003-04 championship team, but will now try for their first nine-game point...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan A Fit In Tampa

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Callahan has been playing on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat. "That line has been dynamic at both ends of the ice for us," said Cooper. "That kid [Callahan] knows how to play the game below the dots. We haven't had a ton of those guys wheel through our organization. It's a great fit for us. He's probably...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolts’ surge continues with win over Canucks

The Lightning are starting to steady the ship. It’s not back to the proper level, but it’s getting there. Tampa Bay built up a nice cushion, then survived a late Vancouver rally before holding on for a 4-3 victory. Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist while Valtteri Filppula and Tom Pyatt also scored. Ben Bishop finished with 25 saves for his 32nd...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: Stamkos, Filppula Power Lightning Past Panthers

They made it a lot harder than it probably had to be, but the Tampa Bay Lightning did indeed manage to snap their five game losing streak on Thursday night when they beat the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-4. Buoyed by fantastic performances from Steven Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula, and Ryan Callahan, among others, Tampa was able to overcome some shaky goaltending to grab their...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Filppula hopes to play next week

Lightning C Valtteri Filppula missed out on playing for Finland in the Olympics after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle on Feb. 6. He hopes he doesn’t miss any time with Tampa Bay. Filppula was expected to need three weeks to recover from the injury, which would put him in line to return when Tampa Bay returns to action on Thursday in Nashville. While that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu, Filppula absences weaken Team Finland

Dashed Olympic hopes caused by injury don't have to turn into some kind of hellishly introspective nightmare of soul searching with wailing and gnashing of teeth - though that's what countrymen and fans of Team Finland may be feeling as the Sochi Games commence......particularly on Thursday when the Finland takes on Austria in the preliminary round of the Men's Ice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland puts 2 KHL players on Olympic roster

Finland has chosen Kontinental Hockey League teammates to replace Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula and Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu. Jarkko Immonen and Sakari Salminen of the KHL's Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod were added to the Olympic roster. The Finns' chances to earn a medal for a fourth time since 1998 - when NHL players began participating in the Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Filppula to fractured ankle; Bishop hurt, too

As if the Tampa Bay Lightning need any more discouraging news...On the heels of Wednesday's announcement that star forward Steven Stamkos will not be suiting up for the Lightning, nor will he be participating in the Sochi Games for Team Canada, comes news that Goalie Ben Bishop and centerman Valtteri Filppula have each suffered injuries that will carry into the Olympic break...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Valtteri Filppula to miss Olympics with ankle injury

TAMPA, Fla. -- A day after Steven Stamkos failed to receive medical clearance to compete in the Winter Olympics, another member of the Tampa Bay Lightning will miss out on the festivities. The team announced Friday that center Valtteri Filppula sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Filppula, who was scheduled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Lightning Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning won't have star Steven Stamkos for their final game before the Olympic break, and they also could be without two other top players. It's uncertain if goaltender Ben Bishop and second-leading scorer Valtteri Filppula will be available when the host Lightning try to avoid a third straight defeat Saturday night by continuing their season success against...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Ben Bishop, Valtteri Filppula to injury in loss to Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida. Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: Thompson's Two Goals Power Lightning Past Canadiens

Well that was interesting. The Tampa Bay Lightning had every reason to curl up and roll over on Saturday afternoon against the Canadiens, but they battled hard and ended up walking out of the Bell Centre with a 2-1 overtime victory. Even with Valtteri Filppula out of the lineup and some uncertainty about goaltender Ben Bishop’s health status, Tampa did what good teams manage...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Add Filppula to list of players Lightning won’t have Saturday

The Tampa Bay Lightning have their work cut out for them against the Montreal Canadiens this afternoon. Goaltenders Anders Lindback and Ben Bishop are both sidelined, which has forced Tampa Bay to summon two netminders from the AHL with a combined five games worth of NHL experience. Now it looks like the Lightning will also be without forward Valtteri Filppula, according to Tampa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula making Lightning into bona fide contender

BRANDON, Fla. -- After another practice during a seamless transition, Valtteri Filppula tried to explain why his new environment has become a fast fit. This was early Friday afternoon, a little more than 12 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning center recorded an assist in a shootout loss to the New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The point added to a streak of eight goals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning beat Flyers 6-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning are becoming quite comfortable on the road, even in the toughest buildings. Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal during a wild second period and the Lightning beat the Flyers 6-3 Saturday afternoon to snap Philadelphia's 10-game home winning streak. Ryan Malone had two goals, Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, and Martin St. Louis also scored goals for...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning take control in wild 2nd period to beat Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal during a wild second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Flyers 6-3 Saturday to snap Philadelphia's 10-game home winning streak. Ryan Malone had two goals, Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, and Martin St. Louis also scored goals for the Lightning, who moved into a tie with Boston for first place in the Atlantic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning-Flames Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the midst of their most successful road stretch in six years. They'll look for a fifth consecutive road victory while trying to hand the Calgary Flames a fourth straight home defeat Friday night. Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn each had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay (24-12-4) used a three-goal second period Wednesday to open a four-game...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Filppula helps Lightning get rare road win over Canucks

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella did not waste much time analyzing his club's effort Wednesday night. "It was our worst game of the year," Tortorella said after the Canucks dropped a 4-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning. "We deserved to lose that one. We did." Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, whose franchise is 21 years...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning beat Canucks 4-2

Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Wednesday night. The Lightning, whose franchise is 21 years old, posted only its second win ever in Vancouver. Tampa Bay made history of another sort by posting a fourth straight road win for the first time since Jan. 8-Feb. 7, 2008. Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning use big 2nd period to drop Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Wednesday night. The Lightning, whose franchise is 21 years old, posted only its second win ever in Vancouver. Tampa Bay made history of another sort by posting a fourth straight road win for the first time since Jan. 8-Feb. 7, 2008. Tyler Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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