Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula doesn’t shoot the puck very often, yet every now and then he lets a great one go that makes people wonder why not.
That happened in Game 5, as he took advantage of some great passing to score a 1-0 tally in the second period against the New York Rangers:
On one hand, it seems like goals haven’t been that tough to come by in this series. On the other, the Lightning are 7-0 in these playoffs when scoring the first goal. If that holds, it’s a big tally by Filppula.
Update: The Rangers head into the third period with a big challenge: score at least two goals. After a nice assist on that Filppula goal, Steven Stamkos took advantage of some great passing by “The Triplets” to score a rather easy-looking power-play goal: