Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous ‘between-the-legs’ goal in his team’s Tuesday night game against the Colorado Avalanche.
At the 10:19 mark of the first period Forsberg ended up with the puck on his backhand in front of Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Forsberg switched quickly to his forehand between his legs and roofed the puck past Varlamov’s glove for the goal.
Nashville television analyst Stu Grimson called it a “dreadful dangle.”
The score was Forsberg’s 32nd of the season, bringing him one goal away from tying Jason Arnott’s Nashville single-season record of 33 set in 2008-09. The goal was Forsberg’s first in five games.
The Predators have a chance to finish off the Avs’ slim playoff hopes with a regulation win. The Colorado three games left (including Tuesday) and is five points behind the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have two games remaining, including a Tuesday game against the San Jose Sharks.
The Predators are locked into the top Wild Card spot and will face either the Los Angeles Kings, Sharks or Anaheim Ducks in the first-round of the playoffs.
In the postseason, no doubt Forsberg will be quite the weapon for Nashville against any of those California teams.
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