Rakell's power-play goal was the only one his team got in Game 3, as the Ducks took an 8-1 loss to the Sharks on Monday. Things fell apart for Anaheim on Monday night, as the entire team looked out of sync after the Sharks took a 3-1 lead before the end of the period. From then on, Anaheim was one or several steps behind San Jose in falling into a 3-0 series hole. The entire team will have to be better than it showed Friday, or this series -- and Rakell's fantasy value -- will not last for long.
Rakell potted a goal and added a helper Saturday against the Coyotes. Rakell finished the regular season with career highs in goals (34) and points (69). This is a clear result from the uptick in Rakell's shooting, as he has fired 230 shots on goal this season, shattering his previous career high of 177. Rakell and the Ducks will take on the Sharks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Rakell saved his team from the shootout, scoring the winner 19 seconds before the skills competition in a 2-1 overtime win over Los Angeles on Friday. Rakell has always been a goal scorer, but he's proven equally adept at scoring goals or setting them up this year. Friday was his night to find the twine, and he's now up to 66 points in what has been a high-quality season for the forward. He'll have a chance to hit 70 points as the Ducks try to complete their playoff push.
Rakell scored his 31st goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's win over New Jersey. Rakell's excellent season continues, as the slick winger now has nine goals in his last 10 games. The 24-year-old has been a force for the Ducks all season and is up to 62 points in 68 games on the year. His sniping ability and willingness to shoot the puck make him one of the most dependable goal scorers in fantasy.
Rakell scored two goals on four shots in a 4-2 loss to the Predators on Thursday. Rakell was the only Duck who could solve Pekka Rinne in this one, and in doing so he hit a milestone on the season. The 24-year-old has 30 goals in only 63 games. This comes after he surprisingly tallied 33 goals in 71 games last year. It's no longer a surprise to see the Swede producing like this. He's quickly made himself one of the more impressive goal scorers in the NHL.
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