Forsberg debuts for Predators

first_imgForsberg, who has scored 23points in 14 career games against Minnesota, couldn’t help while paired with former Colorado teammate Paul Kariya and Martin Erat. Forsberg spent Friday packing and flying into Nashville and didn’t get much time to skate Saturday morning. “I was a little tired at the beginning there. Like I said, I was trying to make it a little too complicated, and I’m playing with a great line. So, there isn’t any reason at all we shouldn’t be good next game,” Forsberg said. Rangers’ Shanahan, Flyers’ Knuble hurt: Brendan Shanahan was hospitalized after a hard collision with Philadelphia’s Mike Knuble that left the New York Rangers forward unconscious on his back for several minutes. Shanahan skated toward the bench as Knuble came the other way. Neither player saw the other and they slammed shoulder-to-shoulder. Shanahan went flying backward and struck his head against the ice when he fell 7:27 into the third period of the Rangers’ 5-3 loss at Madison Square Garden. X-rays and a CT scan were taken on Shanahan at St. Vincent’s Hospital. All the tests were negative, but Shanahan was to be kept overnight for observation. The Rangers said he was awake, alert and moving all his extremities. Peter Forsberg is creating the buzz around town that the Nashville Predators wanted when they traded for the former NHL MVP. Winning with the star center will have to wait a couple more days. Marian Gaborik broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal at 11:59 of the third period, and the Minnesota Wild ruined Forsberg’s Nashville debut with a 4-1 victory over the Predators on Saturday night. The Predators put Forsberg into the starting lineup to help introduce him so Nashville could welcome the former MVP properly since he helped sell out this game in the past 48hours. They responded with a roaring ovation before the faceoff, and started chanting “Welcome Forsberg” in the opening minutes. center_img The right side of Knuble’s face was swollen, and the Flyers expressed concern he has broken bones around his eye. X-rays of his neck were negative and Knuble was allowed to accompany the team on the train back to Philadelphia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more