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Valtteri Filppula
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Team: Philadelphia Flyers Height: 6-0 Born: 3/20/1984
Position: CWeight: 196 Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

Latest News
Apr. 3 7:18 AM PT8:18 AM MT9:18 AM CT10:18 AM ET14:18 GMT22:18 7:18 AM MST9:18 AM EST18:18 UAE10:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula scored twice and had two penalty minutes in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Filppula has suddenly come on strong with four goals and an assist in his last five games. He had only one goal and two assists in his first 12 games after being acquired from the Lightning.
Mar. 9 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula had an assist Thursday in Toronto.
Analysis: He has a goal and an assist in four games with the Flyers since being acquired from Tampa Bay.
Mar. 2 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST7:17 UAE (+1)22:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula scored in regulation and Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal netted goals in the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Filppula hasn't practiced yet with Philadelphia and barely even had time to talk to his new teammates and coaches. But Filppula made the transition to his new team look easy. General manager Ron Hextall acquired the veteran Filppula from Tampa Bay on Wednesday for defenseman Mark Streit in an effort to give the Flyers' struggling offense a lift as it makes a playoff push.
Mar. 1 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST23:20 UAE14:20 ETNaN:� BRT - The Flyers acquired Filppula from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Mark Streit on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Filppula recorded seven goals and 34 points in 59 games this season. A two-time 20-goal scorer, Filppula has amassed 152 goals and 422 points in 775 regular-season games with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay.
Jan. 18 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST21:00 UAE12:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula scored the Lightning's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss in Anaheim.
Analysis: It was Filppula's first goal in 16 games and his seventh of the season. Filppula, though, is now riding a five-game point streak.
Jan. 14 7:18 AM PT8:18 AM MT9:18 AM CT10:18 AM ET15:18 GMT23:18 8:18 AM MST10:18 AM EST19:18 UAE10:18 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula recorded an assist for the third straight game Friday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Fourth on the Lightning with 27 points, Filppula went without a point in his six previous games.
Dec. 15 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST0:25 UAE (+1)15:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula had three assists in Wednesday's win over the Flames.
Analysis: Filppula's three assists were his most since 2014.
Nov. 29 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)21:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula ended a 12-game goal drought Tuesday.
Analysis: However, he had eight assists over those 12 contests.
Nov. 8 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET23:11 GMT7:11 4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST3:11 UAE (+1)18:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula returned to the Lightning's lineup for Thursday's game with the Islanders.
Analysis: The center was held out of Monday's game against Florida with a lower-body injury but practiced fully Wednesday.
Nov. 5 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula had an assist for the third straight game Saturday, a stretch during which he's also scored a goal.
Analysis: He has nine points in the first 12 games.
Nov. 2 6:19 AM PT7:19 AM MT8:19 AM CT9:19 AM ET13:19 GMT21:19 6:19 AM MST8:19 AM EST17:19 UAE9:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula contributed a goal and an assist to Tuesday's victory over the Islanders.
Analysis: The veteran center is already halfway to matching his disappointing eight-goal total of last season. Filppula had entered the contest on a cold stretch, having gone pointless in each of his previous four games.
Oct. 22 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)21:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Filppula had a goal and an assist as the Lightning beat the Senators 4-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Through five games, Filppula has three goals and two assists.

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