• Forsberg's Hat Trick Keeps Preds Alive

    News: Filip Forsberg potted three goals -- the final one into an empty net on the power play -- for his first NHL playoff hat trick Thursday in Game 5 against the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg's offensive contributions were a huge reason that the Predators were able to stave off elimination and send the series to Game 6 in Chicago. This has really been a tale of two series for the Swedish winger, who has five points in Nashville's two wins and zero in the three losses.
  • Preds' Forsberg Grabs Two Points In Game 2 Win

    News: Filip Forsberg scored his first career NHL playoff goal and added an assist in Friday's Game 2 win over Chicago.
    Analysis: A strong night for Filip Forsberg, whose line with Craig Smith and Mike Ribeiro combined for seven points in the win. Forsberg hasn't show any signs of inexperience in his first two NHL playoff games, firing 10 shots on goal and recording a plus-2 rating. The 20-year-old sniper is a lethal scorer who will need to continue putting up points if the Predators hope to knock off the Blackhawks.
  • Preds' Forsberg Scores 26th Goal

    News: Filip Forsberg netted his 26th goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg finished the season strong, recording three goals and four points in his last three games. The 20-year-old rookie wraps up the season with 64 points and will be playing in the playoffs for the first time in his NHL career. The all-around fantasy stud, who recorded six power-play goals, six game-winning goals and 237 shots on goal this season, is a must-own fantasy option in playoff pools, especially if you're betting on the Predators going deep.
  • Preds' Forsberg Contributes Two Points

    News: Filip Forsberg netted his 24th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's loss to Dallas.
    Analysis: That's five points in four games for Filip Forsberg, who hit the 60-point barrier with his first point of the game Saturday. Skating on a line with Mike Ribeiro and James Neal, the 20-year-old has had an outstanding season and should be rolled out with confidence in these final few games. With a plus-15 rating and 226 shots on goal, he's a solid all-around fantasy stud.
  • Preds' Forsberg Posts Three Points In Win

    News: Filip Forsberg posted a goal and two assists in Saturday's win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: In case the Capitals weren't already feeling down enough after trading Filip Forsberg -- a top candidate for the Calder Trophy -- for a pair of lower-upside bottom-six forwards at the 2013 trade deadline, the 20-year-old rising star made them feel even worse about the decision Saturday. While it's tantalizing to envision what he could do next to Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Forsberg is producing just fine next to Mike Ribeiro and Craig Smith. Forsberg has fallen into a bit of a second-half swoon, but his overall numbers remain strong on the season. He's accrued 23 goals, 59 points, and a plus-17 rating over 76 games.
  • Preds' Forsberg Ends Goal Drought

    News: Filip Forsberg scored the game-winning goal on an overtime power play Tuesday against Montreal -- his first score in a month.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg's last goal came exactly one month ago, in fact, on Feb. 24, and he'd only managed three assists over the dozen games in between. His scoring rate's obviously slowed, and his plus-minus has fallen off dramatically from its once-incredible heights to a merely "very good" plus-15, but that's all to be expected from a guy in his first full NHL season. Next year, look out.
  • Preds' Forsberg Sets Up Tying Goal

    News: Filip Forsberg set up the Predators' game-tying goal in an eventual 4-3 loss to the Islanders on Thursday.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg had been held without a point in the Preds' previous four games, which goes down as his longest drought of the season. It's probably not coincidental that Forsberg's recent struggles have mirrored those of his team, who have since ceded the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference standings to the Ducks. In addition to not scoring over that four-game stretch, Forsberg further compounded the issue by going minus-7. Forsberg still has impressive numbers for the season (21 goals, 53 points, plus-14 rating), but it wouldn't be a surprise if the rookie's production remained a little more muted the rest of the way.
  • Preds' Forsberg Pots Goal In Loss To Isles

    News: Filip Forsberg netted his 20th goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg leads all NHL rookies with 51 points in 58 games, and barring a late-season collapse, should be considered the favorite for the Calder trophy at the end of the year. Either way, Forsberg has been instrumental in the Predators' rise to the top of the NHL standings this season. From a fantasy perspective, he should be in your lineup every time he takes to the ice - but of course you already knew that.
  • Preds' Forsberg Nets Two More Points

    News: Filip Forsberg had a goal and an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Thursday's win over the Jets.
    Analysis: After one game off the scoresheet, he got right back on the horse in a big way. Filip Forsberg hasn't had a three-game scoreless stretch since November. He's been that consistently excellent.
  • Preds' Forsberg Pots Goal In Win

    News: Filip Forsberg tallied a power-play goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: Filip Forsberg's assist streak comes to an end at four straight but he found the back of the net to extend his point streak to five consecutive and eight of his last nine. With the goal, the 20-year-old notched his 15th point on the power play and 48th of the season, with 70 points being a reasonable expectation.