Filip Forsberg Fancy Stickhandli

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Washington Capitals first-round pick Filip Forsberg isn’t known as a fancy stick-handler, but before Thursday’s semi-finals game between Sweden and Russia, Filip let some tricks out of the bag. Watch at center ice as Filip puts the puck– and his stick— through his legs, in one smooth motion. You can’t even do that in NHL13.

If I tried that move, I would impale myself in an area not fit for publish in a family blog. In five years, I bet we’re all going to look back at the 2012 draft and smile at the star player our team got out of it.

Worth Noting: Forsberg also managed to score in the actual game, a thrilling 3-2 (SO) win over Russia. It sends defending champion Sweden back to the gold-medal game for the second straight year.  Forsberg’s goal can be seen at the 13 second mark. Video of his stick-handling display is at 6 seconds.

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