Forsberg, Predators setting franchise records during current run

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After scoring four unanswered goals during the third period of Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Nashville Predators continued a pair of franchise-best point streaks as they picked up a 5-2 victory in Denver.

Recording 20 out of a possible 24 points in their last 12 outings, the team now holds a comfortable cushion atop the Western Conference wild-card standings, leaving the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche to battle for the final playoff spot.

Wild-card standings

Rank  Team GP W L O Pts
1 NSH 66 33 21 12 78
2 MIN 66 31 25 10 72
3 COL 67 33 30 4 70

Aside from the team's offensive outburst in the final frame, forward Filip Forsberg set a franchise record of his own during the second period, becoming the first Predator to score 14 goals over a 14-game stretch, according to Elias Sports. The Swede scored just 14 goals over his first 52 outings to begin the season.

The only other player to average a goal-per-game over a 14-game period is league-leading goal scorer Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

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