New York Islanders Daily: Valtteri Filppula’s Shooting Percentage

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the New York Islanders skates against the Nashville Predators at the Barclays Center on October 06, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Predators defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the New York Islanders skates against the Nashville Predators at the Barclays Center on October 06, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Predators defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Valtteri Filppula netted another goal for the New York Islanders last night, continuing his very odd shooting percentage through 14 games played.

The New York Islanders win streak came to an end last night, but the team got three goals from their bottom six. After a ton of criticism for bringing in multiple bodies for their bottom six, the Islanders third and fourth lines have had a productive start to their season.

Valtteri Filppula scored again last night, his fifth goal in 14 games. Filppula is on pace for 29 goals this year, obviously, that’s going to slow down over time but his start to the season can’t go unnoticed.

He’s almost halfway to his goal total from last year just 17 percent through the 2018-2019 season. Part of the reason for his early success is his insane shooting percentage.

Filppula has five goals on 12 shots. He’s scoring on a 42 percent clip right now, which to put that in perspective his career high is 19.1 percent. Scoring on almost half your shots is insane, and eventually, you would think he’d cool off.

I’m gladly eating my crud with Mitch over out bottom six right now, my only question is can this unit sustain their success over a full 82 game season?

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