Rask fired four shots on goal during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets, but failed to crack the scoresheet for the fifth time in the last six games. With 43 points and six games remaining, Rask has an outside shot at matching his 48-point total from last season; however, he'll have to go on a bit of a tear down the stretch to get it done. Rask has been extremely hot-and-cold this season, making him a very unreliable fantasy commodity on a nightly or weekly basis.
Rask opened the scoring with his 15th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 loss against the Maple Leafs. Rask is starting to get hot after an ice-cold February, posting two goals with seven points over his past nine outings. Head coach Bill Peters let Rask work out his problems on the ice and the coach's patience is starting to pay dividends for the Hurricanes and Rask's fantasy owners.
Rask picked up an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Panthers. Rask went scoreless for 14 straight games from Jan. 14 to Feb. 21, but he's managed at least one point in each of his past three outings. It's not great, but it's a start. Head coach Bill Peters has been patient letting Rask iron out his woes, and that patience is starting to bear fruit for the Carolina coach and Rask's fantasy owners.
Rask picked up an assist with a plus-1 rating and a hit in Friday's 3-0 win against the Senators. Rask posted his first point since Jan. 13, a span of 14 games. He continues to see time as a top-six forward, as head coach Bill Peters has given Rask a long leash. Fantasy owners cannot afford to be as generous and should reserve him until he starts posting points on a much more frequent basis.
Rask entered the All-Star break riding a six-game pointless streak, his longest drought of the season. With 32 points in 48 games, Rask is still on track for a career-best 55-point season. but this latest soft patch is no doubt causing fantasy owners to start pulling their hair out. The fact remains, it's still early in the 23-year-old Rask's young career, and he's still figuring out how to be a consistent scorer on a mediocre Hurricanes squad. Have some patience. and Rask should reward you with a 50+ point season when all is said and done.
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