After cracking the 60-point plateau in his rookie and sophomore seasons (64 and 63 points, respectively), Filip Forsberg fell off just a bit with a 58-point campaign in 2016-17, though he did still hit 30 goals for the second straight year. However, he left his fantasy owners befuddled with a puzzling ineffectiveness on the power play, as Forsberg managed just nine points with the man advantage after totaling 42 over the prior two seasons. The good news is, Forsberg really cemented his value to the team in the playoffs last year, as the Preds went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, thanks in no small part to the Swede's 16 points in 22 games (seventh among playoff scorers). With five years remaining on his six-year, $36 million contract, Forsberg isn't going anywhere soon, and he's expected to reprise his top-line role for the Preds this season. At just 23 years old, the best is surely yet to come for the 2012 draft's No. 11 overall selected. A 70-point season is well within the realm of possibility.
Forsberg hit the back of an empty net during Game 4 on Monday against the Penguins. This was the 22-year-old's ninth goal and 16th point of the playoffs, yet it was his first of the series in both categories. His ability to dominate in the playoffs this early in his career speaks volumes about his long-term fantasy value. If you can find him for the right price, Forsberg is a no-brainer for daily fantasy lineups.
Forsberg scored an empty-net goal and added an assist during Monday's Game 6 win over Anaheim. Forsberg is making a Conn Smythe case with eight goals and 15 points through 16 postseason games, including an active seven-game point streak. With consecutive 30-goal regular seasons, the 22-year-old winger has already proved to be a high-end fantasy asset, and Forsberg is just entering his offensive prime.
Forsberg scored for the fourth straight game in Thursday's Game 4 loss to the Ducks. Forsberg's seventh goal of the postseason tied the game 2-2 with 35 seconds to play, but it ended up being for naught once Anaheim squared the series behind Corey Perry's overtime tally. The 22-year-old Swede led all forwards with six shots, tying Roman Josi and P.K. Subban for the game high. He's the most dangerous forward option for an offense that has otherwise relied primarily on its blue line for production.
Forsberg netted the game-tying goal in Tuesday's Game 3 victory over the Ducks. Forsberg has scored in every game of this series and is now up to 11 points through 13 games. The 22-year-old failed to be a difference maker in the team's 2016 playoff run, but he's changing that reputation this time around. Forsberg has fired 11 shots on goal in these last two games, and it's a good sign that he's really utilizing his lethal release, which has helped him find the back of the net six times in this postseason.
Forsberg scored a goal in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Anaheim in Game 2. The winger has two goals and an assist in the last three games dating back to Game 6 of the St. Louis series. This isn't the first lengthy streak for Forsberg, who started the playoffs with a bang, picking up six points in the first five games while notching at least one point per game. With 10 points in 12 games, Forsberg has been a key part of the Predators' unlikely postseason run.
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