It’s difficult to put a peg on Filip Forsberg’s season so far. He hasn’t been invisible by any means, but he has also not been safe from the team’s offensive struggles.
Only 11 goals and a shooting percentage at just over ten percent is worrisome. Forsberg had a career high 18.6 shooting percentage, just astronomical, during his march towards the franchise record for career goals. He went goal for goal with his linemate Matt Duchene for the single season record as well, with Duchene claiming it.
Forsberg has also been held to just two power play goals. Another area that leaves you a little worried compared to last season when he had ten goals on the power play.
We know that Forsberg is capable of flipping a switch and going on an offensive tear at any moment. The Predators need him to find that hot streak quickly if they’re going to increase their playoff hopes and string together some wins.
Forsberg put up a three-point game for the third time in 2022-23 against the Ducks on Friday.
I don’t think it would be fair to say Forsberg’s stock is falling because he’s still a very important player to this team and does a wide range of good things aside from scoring. But obviously, that’s where he earns his money. Putting the puck past the goaltender and he’s capable of raising his level of play in that area.