Tampa Bay Lightning center Valttreri Filppula had two goals and an assist in the 5-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Thursday Night.
Tonight’s win was extra-sweet for Filppula as several members of Finland men’s national ice hockey team organization were in attendance scouting.
“He is a pretty confident kid right now, he’s making plays everywhere on the ice that there’s only a select few guys that can make,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said.
Finland earned bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place 7 to 23 February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.