Filip Forsberg hat trick not enough Saturday

Filip Forsberg had a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough in Nashville’s 5-3 loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

Forsberg extended his goal-scoring streak to three games. He’s up to 10 goals and 14 points in 11 contests this season. The only players that match him in goals so far are David Pastrnak and Auston Matthews.

The Predators (8-3-0) had won the past 13 games against the Oilers; their last loss was March 18, 2014 (5-1). Mikko Koskinen got his first NHL win since 2011 to help the Edmonton Oilers snap the streak. Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each had two goals and Connor McDavid providing the goal support for Edmonton.

 

Forsberg scored to make it 2-1 at 18:46 of the second period on the power play, taking a cross-ice pass from Ryan Johansen.

McDavid scored seven seconds later to make it 3-1. He split the defense and backhanded a shot past Saros for his seventh goal.

 

 

 

This is the type of response the Oilers simply did not possess a season ago. I’ll admit, as an everyday fan, of this team… I’m surprised by this start.