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Forsberg's hat trick helps Predators top Maple Leafs

Nashville earns points in ninth straight road game

by Mike Brophy / Correspondent

TORONTO -- Filip Forsberg had a natural hat trick and the Nashville Predators held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. 

Forsberg, who scored two goals in Nashville's first four games this season and then went 17 straight games without scoring, took over the team lead in goals with 23, passing James Neal (21). It was his first regular-season NHL hat trick; he had one during Nashville's Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks last spring.

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Coach's Challenge: NSH @ TOR - 17:55 of the Second Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Predators @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: NSH vs. TOR

Situation Room: Ellis' goal overturned after review

2/23/16: The Maple Leafs challenge that Ryan Ellis was off-side on his goal in the 2nd and, after a review, the goal is overturned

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At 17:55 of the second period in the Predators/Maple Leafs game, Toronto requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Nashville was off-side prior to Ryan Ellis' goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Nashville's Mike Fisher was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed."

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Forsberg gets natural hat trick for Predators

Gives Nashville 3-0 lead against Toronto Maple Leafs @NHLdotcom

Forsberg nets natural hat trick

NSH@TOR: Forsberg leads Preds to win with hat trick

2/23/16: Filip Forsberg scores the first three goals of the game, his first regular-season hat trick, to lead the Predators to a win in Toronto

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Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg scored a natural hat trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. 

Forsberg scored on a power play at 5:46 of the first period, and at 3:40 and 5:36 of the second period to give the Predators a 3-0 lead. 

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Maple Leafs' Leipsic, Percy next up

Predators aim to extend eight-game road points streak

by Mike Brophy / Correspondent

PREDATORS (28-21-11) at MAPLE LEAFS (20-27-10) 


TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Brendan Leipsic admits he'd like to do well against the organization that traded him. He will get the opportunity when the Maple Leafs play the Nashville Predators at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.

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