Predators' Filip Forsberg records second natural hat trick in a week

Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg has been on some kind of a roll and continued it on Saturday afternoon when he recorded his second natural hat trick (scoring three consecutive goals in a game without anybody else scoring one between them) in less than a week.

Saturday's effort came just a few days after he scored all three goals for the Predators in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On Saturday, he scored three consecutive goals for the Predators in the second period to help them roll to a 5-0 win over the Blues.

Here is a look at his third goal from Saturday.

According to the Predators' TV broadcast, it was the shortest time period between natural hat tricks (only four days) since 1987-88.

Forsberg is now up to 26 goals on the season, matching his total from all of last season in 19 fewer games.

This is all part of a 11-game stretch for Forsberg that has seen him score 12 goals.

The Predators acquired him a trade deadline deal a couple of years ago form the Washington Capitals in one of the few trade deadline prospect deals that actually worked.

Filip Forsberg keeps picking up hat tricks for the Nashville Predators. (USATSI)
Filip Forsberg keeps picking up hat tricks for the Nashville Predators. (USATSI)
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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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