Forsberg stopped 32 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime, and five of seven attempts in the shootout, during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators. He recorded just his seventh win in 25 games this season and second through seven games in February, but Forsberg's .895 save percentage on the month doesn't exactly suggest those results have been unlucky. Corey Crawford still doesn't have a timetable for his return from a concussion, leaving Forsberg as Chicago's No. 1 netminder despite his struggles.
Forsberg will guard the cage in Wednesday's home game against the Senators, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Forsberg has been pretty solid of late, maintaining a 2.42 GAA and .917 save percentage through his last three starts, but he's posted a disappointing 1-2-0 record over that span due to a combination of shaky defense and a lack of goal support from his teammates. The 25-year-old netminder will look to stay dialed in and pick up his seventh victory of the campaign in a favorable home matchup with a Senators squad that's 7-17-4 on the road this season.
Forsberg stopped 29 of 32 shots in Monday's game, dropping a 3-1 decision to Los Angeles. Forsberg has been wildly inconsistent in 2018, capable of strong performances such as holding Washington to a single goal while allowing three goals on 13 shots to league-doormat Arizona. Monday could have been much worse, but it was a reminder that he's not Corey Crawford (concussion) and unpredictability is a way of life with Forsberg in your lineup.
Forsberg will guard the cage against the Kings on Monday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Forsberg will be making his third straight appearance in goal for the Blackhawks, having posted a 1-1-0 record and 2.06 GAA in the previous two contests. When Jeff Glass was sent back to the minors, it was expected that Jean-Francois Berube would get a look, but the 24-year-old Forsberg's recent performances appear to have earned him some additional starts.
Forsberg turned aside 20 of 21 shots faced in Saturday's 7-1 blowout win over the Capitals. It was a welcome result for Forsberg, who had dropped his last three starts and had not won at home since Jan. 9. The 24-year-old has struggled while holding down the crease for most of Corey Crawford's (concussion) absence with a 5-11-3 record and poor peripherals (3.07 GAA, .907 save percentage) entering Saturday's action. His main fantasy value at this point is the volume generated by his workload, so play him sparingly unless the Blackhawks start notching wins more regularly.
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