By the Numbers: Valtteri Filppula

Monday, 06.24.2013 / 12:00 AM
Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Valtteri Filppula.

61.2 -- His home game winning percentage in the faceoff circle led all Red Wings' centermen. His .554 winning percentage (179-of-323) was his single-season best in six years.

4 -- His longest point streak of the regular season, which was wrapped around a seven-game absence when he suffered a shoulder injury in late February. He collected two goals and two assists as the Wings went 3-1 during his point streak.

1 -- Though he didn't have one in the regular season, Filppula scored a game-winning goal in the opening round series against Anaheim. The Game 7 goal was the fourth playoff game-winner of his NHL career.

6 -- The number of shots he registered in a two-goal performance that lifted the Wings to a 4-1 win over Dallas on Jan. 29. It was just the second time in his career that he fired at least six SOG in a game. The first time was Feb. 3, 2010.

14 -- His career-high number of faceoffs won in a single game. He was one of the lone bright spots, going 14-of-19 in the cirlce, in a 7-1 loss to Chicago on March 31.

29 -- The number of seconds that were trimmed off his average ice-time from the previous season. Filppula logged 17:46 in 41 games, which was down from the 18:15 average that he skated in 2011-12.

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