FILIP FORSBERG NEWS

Wild vs. Flames preview

The Calgary Flames' surprising first half has them in the thick of a competitive Western Conference playoff race. Behind the talents of rookie Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames will look to keep pace Thursday night when they face the Minnesota Wild in the second of a six-game homestand. After representing Calgary (26-19-3) at last weekend's All-Star festivities, Gaudreau emerged from the...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames' surprising first half has them in the thick of a competitive Western Conference playoff race. Behind the talents of rookie Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames will look to keep pace Thursday night when they face the Minnesota Wild in the second of a six-game homestand. After representing Calgary (26-19-3) at last weekend's All-Star festivities, Gaudreau emerged from the...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators rookie Forsberg shows little sign of slowing down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Predators forward Filip Forsberg shows little sign that he's slowing down as a rookie just yet. He became the first Predator ever to score in the All-Star Game as he scored not once but twice in Columbus playing with the league's best, and he didn't stop scoring once he got back to work in Nashville. Forsberg added another goal in his first game back from the...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators win in overtime despite Avs’ rally

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with Semyon Varlamov pulled late in the third period, but the Nashville Predators still secured the victory when Craig Smith got behind the Avalanche defense and scored the decisive goal with 2:14 left in the overtime period. Remarkably, it was the third time in the last four games that the Avalanche (20-18-11) have...
Via Mile High Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined. And they want a fast start coming off the All-Star break, beginning Tuesday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche. "It's very critical," forward James Neal said Monday. "I think everyone's got the same mindset coming back...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead to the Second Half

The Nashville Predators headed into the All-Star break in the driver’s seat of the Central Division. Their 65 points in 45 games also places them 2nd in the NHL behind Anaheim who has 68 points although they’ve played 47 games, two more than the Preds. This past week the Preds had one game, a Tuesday night affair in Montreal. They were seeking to prevent losing back to back games...
Via The Predatorial
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators players, coaches have strong showing in All-Star Game

Scoring 29 goals between both squads, Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette and his staff led Team Toews to a 17-12 victory over Team Foligno in the 2015 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday. Although Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was unable to attend because of an injury sustained early in the month, teammates Shea Weber and Filip Forsberg both found the scoresheet, including...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Shea Weber wins hardest shot contest with 108.5 MPH shot

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber won the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot competition with a 108.5 MPH wrister.   “I’d get out of the way,” Phil Kessel told reporters after the contest. “I wouldn’t stand in front of that one.” Despite shooting 108.5, Weber didn’t break the NHL All-Star Hardest Shot record of 108.8, which is held by Boston Bruins defenseman...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookies make an impression at 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition

When 45 NHL All-Stars took to the ice at Nationwide Arena last night to participate in the skills competition, there were six players who were at their first All-Star experience in their rookie year in the league: Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau, Ottawa's Mike Hoffman, Jiri Sekac from Montreal, Florida's Aaron Ekblad, Filip Forsberg from Nashville and Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin. "It's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg’s meteoric rise

Late in the 2012-13 season, the Washington Capitals were making a push towards the Stanley Cup playoffs and decided they needed an extra scoring punch up front. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators general manager, David Poile, had been informed by Martin Erat that he’d like a change of scenery and called Capitals GM George McPhee to see […] The post Filip Forsberg’s meteoric...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nugent-Hopkins, Forsberg get cars as last picks in All-Star draft

  Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't have to wait this long the last time he was drafted. Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg suddenly has another new car to go with the Jaguar he just bought two weeks ago. The players had the distinction of being the last two selected in the NHL All-Star Game Draft on Friday night. And both were awarded a new car in...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nugent-Hopkins, Forsberg picked last in NHL All-Star Draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't have to wait this long the last time he was drafted. Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg suddenly has another new car to go with the Jaguar he just bought two weeks ago. The players had the distinction of being the last two selected in the NHL All-Star Game Draft on Friday night. And both were awarded...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds' Forsberg added to All-Star game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Predators forward Filip Forsberg has been added to the NHL All-Star game being played Sunday, making him the only rookie in the lineup. The league announced the addition Wednesday, the news coming on the heels of the Penguins announcing that Evgeni Malkin will not be able to play in the game due to a lower-body injury. Malkin was checked by trainers Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins star Sidney Crosby to miss All-Star Game with injury

  Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby now is joining teammate Evgeni Malkin in missing the NHL All-Star Game because of injuries with Predators rookie Filip Forsberg added to the game being played Sunday. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced Thursday that Crosby will miss the game with a lower-body injury. Crosby has played with the injury but needs a week to...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg in, Evgeni Malkin out on NHL All-Star roster

  Predators forward Filip Forsberg has been added to the NHL All-Star Game being played Sunday, making him the only rookie in the lineup. The league announced the addition Thursday, the news coming on the heels of the Penguins announcing that Evgeni Malkin will not be able to play in the game due to a lower-body injury. Malkin was checked by trainers Tuesday in the second period...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Calder Race: Filip Forsberg vs. Aaron Ekblad

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Heading into the 2014-15 season, everyone had their favorites in the Calder Trophy race for the rookie of the year. Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning was considered the golden boy, a prospect so elite that on his own he would have been a favorite even if he wasn’t a candidate to play with multi-time Rocket Richard winner Steven Stamkos...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals GM says he’d like a “do-over” of Filip Forsberg trade

When the Washington Capitals traded Filip Forsberg to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta, fans were pretty certain the Capitals ended up on the losing side of the deal. That notion has only been confirmed as Forsberg has excelled in his first year and is the clear favorite for the Calder Trophy. Are the Capitals regretting their decision? You better...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The #1 Team in Your Hearts and in the Standings

The Nashville Predators have forced the NHL to take note of them. With the All-Star announcements out and mid-season award articles out they have officially become a known team. They were the first to hit 60 points and they’ll be the last to lose their 10th one in regulation. Simply put, they are as good as you can hope for at the moment. That’s with injuries too. So, how was...
Via The Predatorial
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators are atop the Central Division thanks in large part to owning the best home record in the NHL. Emerging star Filip Forsberg is also playing a major role. After setting the franchise rookie scoring record, Forsberg looks to continue his offensive surge as the Predators go for another victory over the visiting Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Nashville (26-9-4...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Three third-period goals fuel Predators comeback win over Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scoring three goals in the third period, the Nashville Predators (26-9-4) erased two separate one-goal deficits against the Carolina Hurricanes (12-24-4) for a 3-2 win and to sole possession of first place in the Central Division. SLAP SHOTS Impossible saves look easy for Pekka Rinne It's one thing to say that Rinne makes some of the greatest saves in the league...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 best rookies so far in 2014-15

Since the end of the first half of the season is close, it’s time to look at the best rookies in the NHL this season.  With the exception of Aaron Ekblad, the other four players on this list were drafted before the 2014 NHL entry draft.  It takes time for some players to develop and the number one player on the list is no exception.  Here is a look at the top five rookies so...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 best rookies so far in 2014-15

Since the end of the first half of the season is close, it’s time to look at the best rookies in the NHL this season.  With the exception of Aaron Ekblad, the other four players on this list were drafted before the 2014 NHL entry draft.  It takes time for some players to develop and the number one player on the list is no exception.  Here is a look at the top five rookies so...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Nashville Predators can contend

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Every season, there’s at least one surprise. There was Colorado last year, winning the Central Division title after a late surge helped them topple the St. Louis Blues. The year before that, the Toronto Maple Leafs returned to the playoffs, much to the delight of everyone in Leaf Land. This year, without a doubt, the surprise team...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators net 3 PP goals in home rout of Flyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coming off a loss and short Christmas break, the Nashville Predators bounced right back against the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring a season-high three power play goals and earning a 4-1 win. SLAP SHOTS 1. Power play finally finding success For the second straight game in Nashville, the Predators have found scoring from their power play unit. Having more 40 straight...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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