Video: Calder Trophy frontrunner Forsberg reaches milestone with diving goal


The Nashville Predators struggled against the New York Islanders in the first period of Thursday’s contest between the division leaders, but Filip Forsberg gave Nashville a reason to go into the intermission with a glimmer of hope.

Down 3-0 late in the first frame, Forsberg was persistent in his onslaught on goaltender Jaroslav Halak and eventually it paid off:

That was the 20-year-old rookie’s 20th goal and 51st point of the 2014-15 campaign. He’s got a comfortable lead in the rookie scoring race and is a favorite to win the Calder Trophy as a result.

Forsberg’s rise is one of the big reasons Nashville has a 39-12-6 this season as he’s helped boost the Predators’ offense after they were limited to 2.61 goals per game in 2013-14.