More PP Injury Replacements
A few items to note, now that we are roughly at the quarter-pole in this latest NHL regular season.
In Tampa Bay, with All-Star center Steven Stamkos
out with a broken leg, the Lightning are using Valtteri Filppula
in his spot centering the top power play line. In the six games since Stamkos' injury, Filppula has been averaging almost four minutes on the PP, and three of his four points over that stretch (3G, 1A) have come with the man advantage. He's currently lining up alongside Martin St. Louis
and Teddy Purcell
on the top unit, along with second-year player Tyler Johnson
. Johnson has been quite effective at even strength lately, with a goal and three assists over his last four games, but he hasn't registered a PP point in almost a month. You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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