Rakell generated a pair of primary assists -- including the game-winning setup in overtime -- in Game 3 on Monday against the Flames. The Swede made serious noise in the regular season with a team-high 33 goals over 71 games, and it doesn't look like he's let off the pedal early in the playoffs. Rakell's fashioned four points and a plus-5 rating to help the Ducks take a 3-0 series advantage. The only downside is that he has yet to record a man-advantage point in this quarterfinal playoff round, but at least in Game 3, Calgary had no one go to the box the entire contest.
Rakell contributed a goal, power-play assist, and a team-high five shots in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Blackhawks. Rakell helped open the scoring by assisting on Corey Perry's first-period tally with the extra man, then concluded it by potting his 33rd of the season with 5:17 to play. The Swedish forward has taken just six more shots than last season, but an increase in shooting percentage from 11.8 to 18.9 percent has allowed his goal total to rise from 20 to 33. He'll need one point in the finale to reach 50 for the first time.
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.
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