Forsberg celebrates his first goal of the night. (Photo credit: Magnus Eriksson, Pic-Agency via IK Oskarshamn).
Filip Forsberg is now officially tearing it up in the Allsvenskan league. A game after his career-high, four-game, goal-scoring streak came to an end, the Caps’ prospect has had his best game as a pro, tallying four points in Leksands Idrottsförening’s 6-4 victory over IK Oskarshamn. Forsberg’s second goal of the game counted as the game-winner.
Forsberg’s goals are at the beginning of the video and the 1:15 mark. Forsberg’s assists are at the 15- and 30-second marks. (Video credit: Allsvenskan)
Forsberg opened the scoring after burying a one-timer from the slot. A few minutes later his grit in front of the net led to a goal by Par Edblom. Oskarshamn tied the game by the end of the first period thanks to two goals by Evan McGrath, but early in the second, Edblom scored again thanks to Forsberg’s great move to create space. Midway through the third with the score 4-3, Forsberg gave his team the crucial two-goal lead on the powerplay after sneaking down the left wing. McGrath took one goal back, but Leksand sealed it with an empty-netter. Forsberg’s goal was the game-winner.
Forsberg now has nine points (six goals, three assists) in eight games, good to lead all junior players (under 20 years of age) in goals and points in the Allsvenskan league. Forsberg is fourth in goals and eighth in scoring among all players. Wow.
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