Rakell scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Wednesday. The young Swede has been the definition of a scoring machine lately, as he's now potted 10 goals in his last 12 games for an impressive total of 32 on the year, which is easily a new career high; it's also tied for 10th in the league with a certain someone named Patrick Kane. It's worth pointing out that Rakell is currently sporting an unsustainably high 20.6 shooting percentage for the season, but owners certainly haven't minded, given his level of production. He also has a whopping 10 game-winners, tops in the NHL.
Rakell scored a goal for the fourth consecutive game during Friday's loss to Buffalo. It was the 31st tally of the season for the 23-year-old star, and Rakell's 1.77 goals per 60 minutes pace all skaters with at least 500 minutes. His 20.8 shooting percentage is unsustainable, but there is plenty of room for negative regression in the column before his fantasy stock takes any sizable hit. Additionally, it's worth noting that Rakell hasn't received many looks with the No. 1 power-play unit, so looking ahead, more time with the man advantage could elevate his virtual stock even higher.
Rakell posted a goal and an assist on the power play in Friday's 4-3 loss against the Blues. Rakell is up to 28 goals with 39 points. The goal total is already a career high and he needed just four points to equal his best of 43 points set last season. He is also on pace to smash his previous career high of 10 power-play points set in the 2015-16 campaign. The 23-year-old is just scratching the surface and remains an outstanding option on all fantasy rosters.
Rakell picked up a pair of goals with a plus-1 rating, two blocked shots and a hit in Friday's 5-2 win against the Maple Leafs. After a nine-game stretch with just one goal, Rakell has lit the lamp four times in the past three games while posting the game-winning tally in two of the outings. Rakell's assists are way down this season, but he is now up to a career-high 26 goals. The unheralded sniper is an outstanding option for any fantasy roster.
Rakell powered the Ducks to a 5-3 home win over the Bruins by netting a pair of even-strength goals Wednesday. Rakell's first tally was made possible by goalie Tuukka Rask losing track of the puck, only to sweep it into the cage with his leg. The Swedish pivot would light the lamp yet again for the go-ahead goal in the third stanza. While his assists are way down -- he has just 10 after reaching 23 last year -- Rakell's managed a career-high 24 goals in 51 games with an immaculate 20.0 shooting percentage to boot. Here we have a terrific complementary option to any elite skater that you may have on your fantasy roster.
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