Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Forsberg Keeps Scoring Highlight-Reel Goals for Nashville; Predators Take Game 6

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Forsberg Keeps Scoring Highlight-Reel Goals for Nashville; Predators Take Game 6

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Forsberg dazzles in Game 4 win against Jets

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WINNIPEG - P.K. Subban may have guaranteed a win in Game 6, but it was Filip Forsberg and Pekka Rinne who made it happen.

Forsberg scored two highlight-reel goals and Rinne had a 34-save shutout as the Nashville Predators forced a Game 7 with a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Monday.

Rinne said he looked up at the scoreboard to see the replays of Forsberg's goals. He couldn't decide which of the Swedish forward's seven playoff goals in the first two rounds has been the most impressive.

"I feel like these two series that already (Forsberg has) at least three or four really unbelievable goals and it's hard to pick," Rinne said. "I'm just a fan when I watch him play."

Forsberg's first goal Monday happened after he blocked a shot, broke his stick, raced to the bench, got a new stick and then went in and scored on Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck to make it 2-0 at 8:16 of the second period.

His second featured a move where he drew the puck between his legs and then put it past Hellebuyck to up the lead 3-0 just six minutes into the third.

Forsberg also picked up one assist, giving him 15 points during the playoffs, one away from his playoff career high of 16 points last season when the Predators lost the Stanley Cup final in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Forsberg was asked if his between-the-leg moves are becoming more natural and comfortable for him. …

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