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Filip Forsberg | Winger | #9

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/13/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / WAS
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Filip Forsberg earned two assists in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Minnesota.
Forsberg set up goals by linemates Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson to help the Predators build a 4-2 lead, but the Wild rallied in the third period. He has one goal and four helpers over a three-game point streak. Forsberg currently sits at 19 points in 18 games this year. Nov 17 - 11:44 AM

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Filip Forsberg has set a franchise record by scoring eight goals in the month of October.

The previous record holder was James Neal, who had seven October goals with Nashville in a single season. Forsberg's hot start is in contrast to October 2016 when he didn't score a single goal in eight games. In fact, last season Forsberg didn't score his first goal until Nov. 12. Despite that, Forsberg still managed to record 31 markers in 2016-17.
Oct 29 - 5:45 AM

Filip Forsberg found the back of the net in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.

Keep in mind, this was the Predators second game in two nights, as they managed to take down Chicago on Friday. Forsberg's goal at the 3:55 mark of the second period tied the game at one, but New York went on to score the next five goals. The Preds forward has scored a goal in three of his last four games. He has eight goals and five assists in 11 games this season.
Oct 29 - 12:44 AM

Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Nashville's 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.

Forsberg's productive start to 2017-18 has made him the first Predators player to score seven goals in the first nine games of a season. He also tied former Nashville forward James Neal's record for most October goals in a single season. Forsberg has a team-leading 12 points so far.
Oct 25 - 10:30 AM

Filip Forsberg picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Roman Josi's shot deflected off of Forsberg and then found its way to the back of the net. Forsberg is now up to six goals on the year, a feat that he accomplished in 26 fewer games compared to last season. He is currently sitting at 11 points through eight game this season, with 10 points in his last six.
Oct 21 - 3:21 PM

Filip Forsberg scored his team's lone goal as the Nashville Predators fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime.

Forsberg has now scored in three straight games and four of his team's five games. He has five goals and two assists in seven games, and is a key piece of the Predators' offense, so he should provide solid value in all fantasy leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:51 PM

Filip Forsberg tallied one goal and one assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

Forsberg has amassed five of his six points this season in his last two games. He is off to a great start after it took him a while to get going in 2016-17. Forsberg needed 31 games to hit four goals last season, but he still finished with a total of 31.
Oct 13 - 10:42 AM

Filip Forsberg scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Predators were trailing 5-3 in the third period, but that's when Forsberg went to work. He scored the goal that made it 5-4, helped set up Scott Hartnell's goal that made it 5-5 and he added the game-winner with 36 seconds remaining in regulation. Forsberg now has three goals and one assist in Nashville's first three games. He's one of the main offensive catalysts on the team, so he should offer plenty of fantasy value throughout the season.
Oct 10 - 11:37 PM

Filip Forsberg potted his first goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to Boston on Thursday night.

Forsberg cut Boston's lead to one goal with a power-play tally at the 19:25 mark of the third period. Calle Jarnkrok and P.K. Subban picked up assists on the play. Forsberg didn't score his first goal until Nov. 12 last year, which was a span of 13 games, but he still ended up scoring 31 times.
Oct 6 - 10:54 AM

Though it won't be his focus Sunday night, Filip Forsberg is just one goal away from becoming the first Predators player to ever reach the 10-goal milestone in a single playoff run.

Nashville had never gotten past the second round of the playoffs before this year and consequently the record for most postseason goals scored in a single year belonged to Joel Ward, who had seven goals in 2011. Although it will be of little immediate consolation should to the Predators should they lose Sunday night, it highlights how the young franchise is establishing themselves this year. By contrast there are 18 examples of players scoring at least 10 playoff goals in a single year with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin in 2017.
Jun 11 - 6:23 PM

Filip Forsberg has picked up only one point in the five Cup Final games.

Going into the Stanley Cup Final, Forsberg had 15 points in 16 post-season games but it appears the Penguins have figured out how to neutralize him. That, or the loss of Ryan Johansen has made it easier for the Penguins to zero in on just one player. If Nashville wants to overturn this 3-2 series deficit, they'll need Forsberg to step it up over the remaining two games.
Jun 10 - 6:19 PM

Forward Filip Forsberg scored his ninth goal of the postseason to help the Nashville Predators defeat the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday night.

The championship series is now tied 2-2. Forsberg's goal, fired into an empty net at 16:37 of the third period, made it 4-1 in the game, in which Nashville never trailed. Calle Jarnkrok gave the Preds a 1-0 lead with his second goal of the playoffs at 14:51 of the first period. Frederick Gaudreau and Viktor Arvidsson scored their respective third goals of the postseason in the second period to lift the Preds into a 3-1 lead, setting up Forsberg's goal in the third period. Forsberg also led Nashville in shots on goal with four. Game 5 goes Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Jun 5 - 11:23 PM

Filip Forsberg revealed to the media that he has played for the Stanley Cup plenty of times in video games.

Forsberg laughed and said it's time for him to try it in real life now. With Ryan Johansen out, the Predators will continue to lean on Forsberg for offensive production if they wish to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions. Forsberg will be looking to prove himself against two of the game's best in Crosby and Malkin for the Stanley Cup.
May 27 - 1:30 PM

Just to highlight how little playoff history the Nashville Predators have, 22-year-old Filip Forsberg is close to becoming the franchise leader in postseason points.

Forsberg has 14 goals and 25 points in 36 career playoff games. The Predators' all-time leaders are David Legwand and Shea Weber, who are tied with 28 points. This is the 10th time that the Predators have made it to the playoffs, but before this year they had never advanced to the Western Conference Final, let alone the Stanley Cup Final. Obviously their adversary, Pittsburgh, has a longer playoff history, with Mario Lemieux being the all-time leader for the Penguins with 172 playoff points. That said, Sidney Crosby is closing in on him with 157 points.
May 26 - 6:21 PM

Filip Forsberg stretched his point streak to seven straight games on Monday night.

He posted one goal and one assist in a 6-3 win over Anaheim to help get the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final. Forsberg earned at least one point in each contest of the Western Conference Final versus Anaheim. He leads the Predators with eight goals and 15 points in 16 playoff games this year.
May 23 - 8:45 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
6Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros