Two star rookies dazzled on Sunday, but it was the Predators’ Filip Forsberg who got the better of the head-to-head matchup with Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad.
It was the third meeting between Forsberg and Ekblad, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, and Forsberg has been impressed with the fellow rookie so far.
"He's an awesome player, and he played great for them tonight, too," Forsberg said after the Predators’ 3-2 shootout win at BB&T Center. "I got to know him a little bit at the All-Star game, and he's a really good guy off the ice, too."