Forsberg lifts Predators past Ducks

Posted on April 15, 2016

Filip Forsberg has scored plenty of pretty goals in his young NHL career.

His third-period goal Friday in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round wasn't one of them, but it lifted the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center.

Forsberg's attempted pass to Craig Smith from the left faceoff circle hit Ducks defenseman Shea Theodore's skate near the crease and got past goalie John Gibson to put the Predators ahead for good at 10:25 of the third period.

It was the 21-year-old's fifth career Stanley Cup Playoff goal in his seventh postseason game.


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