Filip Forsberg's hat trick accounts for Predators' scoring in loss to Oilers

Filip Forsberg (Getty Images)

Filip Forsberg got the hat trick, and the only goals for the Nashville Predators, in the team’s 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Assisted by fellow alternate captain Ryan Johansen, the winger began his hat trick with a one-timer from one knee while on the power play with 1:14 left in the second period. The goal cut Nashville’s deficit to 2-1.

His second goal came 4:43 into the third period as Johansen hit Forsberg cutting through the slot wide open. Once again, Forsberg’s goal cut the deficit in half, this time to 4-2 as the Predators tried to stay in striking distance.

The Forsberg-Johansen duo teamed up once more as Forsberg connected on his second power-play goal, this time a wicked shot from the point, with 4:06 remaining in the third period. Nashville trailed 4-3 after that goal, but Drake Caggiula’s second goal of the night gave Edmonton a two-goal lead with less than two minutes remaining.

Saturday’s hat trick was the sixth of Forsberg’s NHL career. The 24-year-old now has 14 points for the season (10 goals, four assists).