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Filip Forsberg Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

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Forsberg is closing out “Filbruary” with some praise from the NHL.

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In a move that should surprise no one, the NHL named Filip Forsberg First Star of Week today.

From the Preds website:

“The Nashville Predators winger, who became the first Preds player to record eight goals in four consecutive team games, guided his club to a 3-0-1 mark during the week. Following up on a hat trick versus the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, Forsberg netted another three-goal game on Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche. On Saturday, the 22-year-old Swede registered his third-straight three-point game with a goal and two assists. Finally, last night's 5-4 win for Nashville over Edmonton featured Forsberg's ninth goal of the month, which is tied with Viktor Arvidsson and Chicago's Patrick Kane for most in the League in February.”

Several players praised Forsberg’s overall talent and recent play after Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Oilers.

Here’s linemate Ryan Johansen’s comments on Forsberg from earlier in the week:

"He's definitely a gifted player," Preds center Ryan Johansen said of Forsberg following Thursday's game. "Every night is a privilege to play with those guys. He keeps impressing me, and I'm sure everyone else watching. He's really an elite player, and he's a huge part of this organization and this hockey club if we're going to be successful."

Watching Forsberg at the top of his game is a sight to behold. He makes incredibly smart decisions with the puck all over the ice and he boasts one of the best scoring touches in the league.

He will have a chance to extend his goal scoring streak in Buffalo on Tuesday. Hopefully he can close out “Filbruary” with another goal or two.