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.
Rask scored an empty-net goal to accompany two assists and a plus-4 rating in Tuesday's win over Columbus. Surprisingly, the highly talented pivot hadn't recorded multiple points in a game since way back on Dec. 13 (his second straight such effort at the time), and he managed just four points with a minus-3 rating in the 11-game interim. Even so, Rask still has 31 points in 41 games, giving him relevance (along with a huge helping of upside) in nearly any fantasy format. He also now has a positive rating for the season at plus-2; he finished negative in each of his first two seasons, so that represents a notable stride in his game if he can maintain it.
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