Rakell scored the game's first two goals -- the first on a power play, the second the eventual winner -- in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers. Playing with Corey Perry can certainly have its benefits, though Rakell is reaping them somewhat inconsistently. While he's operating at a point-per-game pace over the Ducks' last nine contests, most of that production's been concentrated in three of those games. Oddly, Tuesday saw his ice time fall back to 14:41, more than a minute less than his season average -- and even more bizarrely, he's seemingly performed better when he's played reduced minutes recently.
Rakell collected two helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes. Rakell skated on the second line, firing three shots on goal in 14:48 of ice time. The 22-year-old has been producing for a surging Ducks team, racking up three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He's now got 11 goals and 26 points on the season and is worth looking at right now. Rakell has a lethal shot and been producing more consistnely of late, so if Anaheim contiues to roll,
Rakell scored his ninth goal of the season and fired six shots on goal in Sunday's loss to the Kings. A very strong effort from Rakell, who also dished out four hits and was named second star of the game. The 22-year-old is skating on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and is up to 20 points in 40 games on the season. The left-winger has gone through some dry stretches this year, but he's a sniper on the rise who makes for a reliable fantasy option in deeper formats right now.
Rakell netted his eighth goal of the season and added an assist in Sunday's win over Winnipeg. That's 18 points in 35 games for Rakell, who is skating on the top line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. The 22-year-old has a wicked shot and should be looked at in deeper formats, especially considering the fact the Ducks are surging and have won four of their last five games.
Rakell assisted on Shawn Horcoff's game-winning-goal on Tuesday versus the Flames. The point was only Rakell's fifth in the month of December, despite the fact that he has been consistently playing in Anaheim's top-six throughout, even spending significant time with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Rakell's minutes have seen a nice spike in the past month or so, including some nice power play minutes, which may lead to some more production in the future. However, until that time comes, it may be wise to leave Rakell on your bench in favour of more consistent options.
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