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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Filip Forsberg is currently riding a five-game point streak.

Forsberg has also scored a goal in four consecutive games. The Predators forward has picked up five points during the point streak. He has seven goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. With Ryan Johansen lost for the playoffs, the Predators will need Forsberg to continue his dominant stretch.
May 20 - 11:35 AM

Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

Forsberg has now scored a goal in each of the four games of the third-round series, which is just incredible. His goal couldn't have come at a better time, as he tied the game at two with just under 35 seconds remaining in regulation. Unfortunately for the Predators, the Ducks were able to score the game-winning goal in the extra frame. Forsberg now has seven goals and 12 points 14 games this postseason. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. Game 5 will be played in Anaheim on Saturday night. P.K. Subban also found the back of the net for Nashville in the loss.
May 18 - 11:33 PM

Filip Forsberg has gotten the nickname "Mr. Clutch" among the Predators players.

Forsberg has certainly come through for Nashville so far in the playoffs with six goals and 11 points in 13 contests. That's a big change from the 2016 postseason when he was limited to two goals and four points in 14 contests. "It just seemed to be overwhelming to him as a young player, which happens," Predators GM David Poile said. "I think this year, what we’ve seen in the playoffs, he has so much more confidence and swagger to his game." There are a lot of reasons why the Predators have gotten to the Western Conference Final, but the offense Forsberg has provided is certainly high up on that list.
May 18 - 10:59 AM

Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final.

Forsberg tied the game at one with his goal at the 3:54 mark of the third period. He's now found the back of the net in each of the three games of the series. Roman Josi eventually ended up scoring the game-winning goal on the power play with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. Forsberg has six goals and five assists in 13 playoff contests. The Predators now have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Ducks. Game 4 will be played in Nashville on Thursday night.
May 17 - 1:17 AM

Filip Forsberg extended his postseason point streak to three straight games on Sunday night in a 5-3 loss to Anaheim.

Forsberg has two goals and one assist during that span. He netted his fifth goal of the playoffs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final. Forsberg has produced 10 points in 12 games during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
May 15 - 10:11 AM

Filip Forsberg scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 OT win over the Ducks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

Forsberg's goal at the 12:34 mark of the first period tied the game at one. Nashville then took a 2-1 lead in the second period on a goal by Austin Watson. The Ducks ended up tying the game midway through the third frame, but James Neal managed to secure the win in overtime. Forsberg now has four goals and five assists in 11 games this postseason. Game 2 will be played in Anaheim on Sunday night.
May 13 - 10:05 AM

Filip Forsberg tallied his third goal of the postseason on Wednesday night.

He got the Predators' second power-play goal of the contest in a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. Forsberg has recorded at least one point in each of his five playoff appearances this year. He has six points over that span.
Apr 27 - 10:44 AM

Filip Forsberg scored both regulation goals to tie the Blackhawks and send Monday night’s game into overtime, where the Predators won 3-2.

Forsberg did not get the game winning goal—that honor went to Kevin Fiala—but without his regulation heroics, the Blackhawks would have gotten a second wind in the series. Forsberg’s goals both came in the third period as Chicago must have thought they had the game in hand.
Apr 18 - 1:34 AM

Filip Forsberg posted an assist in Nashville's 1-0 victory over Chicago in Thursday's playoff opener.

He had the primary helper on Viktor Arvidsson's game-winning goal at the 7:52 mark of the first period. Forsberg's shot was redirected by Arvidsson to give Nashville a road shutout win for the first time in team playoff history.
Apr 14 - 10:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Nick Bonino
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Colton Sissons
5Frederick Gaudreau
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
5Vladislav Kamenev
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Pontus Aberg
4Austin Watson
5Miikka Salomaki
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Alexei Emelin
6Matt Irwin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros