Anatomy of A Historic Nashville Predators Goal... Another One.


Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

While the Titans are making history and pulling off amazing plays, so are the Nashville Predators. Last week, Predators pulled off a pretty rare feat. Our goalie scored a goal. It's only happened 13 times in about 100 years of league history. But more on that below.

Tuesday night, Preds forward Filip Forsberg scored what they call a "lacrosse goal". This incredible display of hand/eye coordination has only happened with one other player. Ever. Here's what it looks like.

The Predators ultimately didn't win the game in Edmonton. But Filip Forsberg was successful in scoring this amazing goal (that he's tried a few times before, but without scoring). Let's break it down.

“It was great [to be able to do it]. At the time it was a big goal too… It's something that I’ve tried a couple of times, and it's cool that it went in. But at the same time, it would have been a lot sweeter if we were to win.” -Filip Forsberg

Nashville Predators v Detroit Red Wings

Nashville Predators v Detroit Red Wings

Now let's show you that goal Pekka Rinne scored from 200 feet away last week against the Chicago Blackhawks. It's only happened 13 times in NHL history. And more than half of those were just credited to a goalie because they were the last opposing player to touch the puck. Some teams mistakenly put it in their own empty net. Former Preds goalie (and now broadcaster) Chris Mason scored one that way. But Pekka shot his.