Filip Forsberg

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Wednesday night against BIK Karlskoga (Marcus Johansson’s former lockout team), Caps first-round pick Filip Forsberg failed to score a goal in Leksands IF’s 5-4 comeback win. The 18-year-old Swede did however tally two assists, the first of which is so incredible, you will replay the below video 5 to 10 times trying to figure out how the h-e-double hockey sticks the perfectly placed tape-to-tape backhand pass got through so many players.

This may be pass of the year in the HockeyAllsvenskan.

Forsberg’s assists are at the 1:20 and 1:50 marks. (Video credit: HockeyAllsvenskan)

Since coming home from a disappointing second-place finish in the 2013 World Junior Championships, Forsberg’s been a point-per-game player (three assists in three games) despite playing on the team’s fourth line. Awesome.

Filip Forsberg's sick assist

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Additional reporting by Fedor Fedin.

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  • Sage Confucius

    Looks like what Backstrom does all the time. I swear those Swedes know how to talk to the pucks.

  • Dark Stranger

    How Swede it is
    To get Passed from you……

  • AL

    What are the pixel´s doing in the gif?

  • Yv

    This was great assist by Forsberg. You can also show assist by Kuznetsov on absolutely sick goal by his linemate Quint during last Traktor game.
    After Olympics Caps seems will have another multiple shots on SC, considering arrivals of Forsberg and Kuznetsov, who recently said in interview that he definitely want to play for Washington after Sochi.