Subban calls Forsberg ‘the best player in the league right now’


Filip Forsberg just won’t be denied right now, and his Nashville Predators teammates aren’t shy about telling people about it.

Forsberg generated one of his best performances amid a slew of masterpieces on Tuesday, ultimately being the difference-maker in a 5-4 overtime win against the Buffalo Sabres.

The 22-year-old scored the goal that sent the game to overtime, nabbed the overtime-winner and assisted on a tally that got Nashville within striking distance.

Take a look at his point streak after tonight:

Feb. 19: assist
Feb. 21: hat trick
Feb. 23: hat trick
Feb. 25: goal and two assists
Feb. 26: goal
Feb. 28 (Tuesday): two goals and one assist

Yes, that’s four three-point games during a six-game point streak. Holy smokes.

Again, his teammates are noticing, which really shouldn’t be difficult considering the numbers he’s generating.

“He’s the best player in the league right now, the way he’s playing,” P.K. Subban said, according to the Tennessean’s Adam Vignan.

It’s tough to argue with Forsberg’s teammates, and they’re joining him for this ride, having won four games in a row.

Considering the trade deadline steal the Predators managed in acquiring Forsberg – sorry, Washington Capitals fans – it only makes sense for him to go on a tear around this time of year.