Rantanen put up 21 points through 15 games in the 2020 postseason.
As such, the 23-year-old Finn still sits fifth in playoff scoring despite being eliminated in Round 2. Rantanen forms half of one of the most dangerous duos in the league with superstar Nathan MacKinnon, who happens to rank third in playoff scoring with 25 points. After posting 41 points in 42 games this year and 87 in 74 in 2018-19, Rantanen could be one of the next players to join the 100-plus-point club the next time the NHL completes a full 82-game season.
Rantanen scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.
Rantanen has now recorded at least one point in nine straight games, with six goals and nine helpers in that span. He's crossed the 20-point threshold (seven markers, 13 assists) in 14 playoff contests. The Avalanche's top-line duo of Nathan MacKinnon and Rantanen continues to be the league's gold standard for offense in the postseason.
Rantanen scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
Rantanen kept up his hot form with the two-point effort. His point streak is at eight games, during which he's netted five goals and supplied eight assists. The Finn is up to six tallies, 18 points, 44 shots on goal and a plus-10 rating through 13 contests overall.
Rantanen scored a goal and supplied an assist in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Rantanen extended his point streak to six games with a third-period goal, and he later set up Pierre-Edouard Bellemare for an empty-net tally. The 23-year-old Rantanen has collected four goals and six helpers during his streak. He's at 15 points (five tallies, 10 assists) through 11 playoff outings.
Rantanen scored a goal on six shots and added an assist, both on the power play, in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Stars in Game 2.
Rantanen set up Nathan MacKinnon in the first period before the two reversed roles in the second, but that would be the extent of the Avalanche offense. The two-point effort put Rantanen at four goals, nine assists and 35 shots on goal through 10 playoff games.
Rantanen had an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Stars in Game 1.
Rantanen earned the secondary helper on Nathan MacKinnon's first-period tally Saturday. The 23-year-old Rantanen has been held off the scoresheet just once in nine playoff outings, racking up three goals and eight helpers in that span. As long as he remains entrenched on MacKinnon's right wing, Rantanen figures to produce solid numbers.
Rantanen had two assists and two shots in Wednesday's 7-1 win over Arizona in Game 5.
Rantanen set up a pair of Nathan MacKinnon goals -- teeing up one-timers for both -- just 58 seconds apart in the second period to give Colorado a 3-0 lead. Rantanen has now hit the scoresheet in seven of his eight postseason games, racking up three goals and seven assists to go with his 24 shots. The 23-year-old combined with linemates MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog for eight points in Wednesday's series clincher.
Rantanen scored a goal and an assist Monday, both on the power play, during the Avalanche's 7-1 win over the Coyotes in Game 4 of their first-round series.
He helped set up Nazem Kadri in the first period for what proved to be the winning goal, then capped the rout himself late in the third. Rantanen now has three goals and eight points through seven games this postseason.
Rantanen scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes in Game 3.
Rantanen has at least one point in five of the Avs' six postseason games. His six points (two goals, four assists) tie him with Nazem Kadri for second in team scoring.
Rantanen finished round-robin play with four assists after setting up two goals in a 4-3 OT loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday.
Rantanen has been sharp in the round robin and that upper-body injury is definitely a thing of the past. He has points in all three round-robin games. The Avs rely heavily on Rantanen on the power play -- he skated 7:00 there Saturday and one of his helpers came with the man advantage. Colorado now faces Arizona in its opening-round series.
According to The Athletic's Ryan Clark, Rantanen (upper body) was close to returning prior to the NHL halting play in mid-March, which means he should now be fully recovered.
Rantanen actually took the ice for practice in a non-contact jersey shortly before the season was put on hold, so while this news doesn't come as a surprise, it does all but confirm he'll be a full participant in Colorado's upcoming pre-playoffs training camp. The 23-year-old winger has racked up 19 goals and 41 points in 42 games this campaign, and he'll slot into a top-six role and a spot on the Avalanche's first power-play unit when postseason play gets underway. Rantanen's ability coupled with his role on one of the top teams in the NHL will make him a popular pick in playoff pools.
Rantanen (upper body) took the ice for Wednesday's practice session in a non-contact sweater, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
While he hasn't been cleared for contact, the fact that Rantanen is back on the ice is a step in the right direction. Prior to getting hurt, the winger racked up 10 points in 11 contests, including five with the man advantage. Once cleared to play, Rantanen figures to bump Vladislav Namestnikov from his first-line role.
Rantanen will miss "weeks" with his upper-body injury, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Unfortunately, this news doesn't come as a surprise after Rantanen took a nasty spill into the boards behind the net during Monday's loss to the Lightning. He tallied a power-play assist before exiting the game, giving him 19 goals and 41 points in 42 contests this season. It's unclear how long Rantanen will be out, but a return before March appears to be out of the question. With only 11 healthy forwards on the roster, expect the Avalanche to make a roster move before Wednesday's game against the Islanders. Rantanen will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his absence.
Rantanen left Monday's contest against the Lightning with an upper-body injury and will not return, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.
Around the midway point of the second period, Rantanen was tripped up near the Lightning net and went crashing into the boards shoulder-first. He was in obvious pain and went to the locker room immediately. An update on his status should be available before Wednesday's game against the Islanders.
Rantanen scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Washington.
Rantanen wired a shot past Washington netminder Braden Holtby from the right faceoff dot, giving the Avalanche a 2-0 lead late in the first period. For Rantanen, it was his 19th goal of the season and his 99th career goal. Coming off back-to-back 80-point campaigns, Rantanen has had his 2019-20 season interrupted by injury but has still produced at nearly a point-per-game clip. He has 39 points in 40 games heading into Saturday's tilt against the Kings.
Rantanen netted a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Senators.
Rantanen received a pass from Nathan MacKinnon in the neutral zone and then spun around Senators defenseman Ron Hainsey. The Finnish winger then converted on his backhand to open the scoring in the last minute of the first period. He's racked up three goals and four assists over his last seven games and now has 38 points, 101 shots and a plus-1 rating in 39 outings this season.
Rantanen scored a goal on one shot in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Buffalo.
Rantanen scored the Avalanche's sixth goal 12:59 into the third period, when the game was already decided. The 23-year-old winger is on a four-game point streak, and he's still on a point-per-game pace this year with 36 points -- 11 with the man advantage -- through 35 games.
Rantanen produced two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.
Rantanen set up both Avalanche goals in the second period. After a five-game dry spell, the Finn has three assists in his last two contests. He's up to 34 points (15 goals, 19 helpers), 84 shots on goal and 10 power-play points through 33 outings.
Rantanen has five goals and seven points with a minus-4 rating in his last nine games.
With that rating, Rantanen has dipped below the even mark for the season (minus-4), but the good news is he continues to score. Rantanen has 15 goals and 31 points in just 29 games despite fewer shots on net this season. At least in part, that's because Rantanen owns a 21.1 shooting percentage, which is five percent higher than last season's. With that in mind, owners should be wary of a potential scoring drought for Rantanen during the second half if his puck-luck changes.
Rantanen scored three goals in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
It was his second career hattie. The bounces went Rantanen's way Saturday and he has four goals in his last two games. Prior to that, he hadn't scored in three straight. Part of the reason for the goal outburst was some line juggling in the second period that saw Rantanen reunited with Nathan Mackinnon and Gabriel Landeskog. We don't know how long it will last, but like you, we hope as long as possible.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/04||vs DAL||L 4-5 (OT)||0||1||1||0||25:20|
|09/02||@ DAL||W 4-1||1||1||2||+1||20:19|
|08/31||vs DAL||W 6-3||1||1||2||+3||18:58|
|08/30||@ DAL||L 4-5||0||1||1||-1||19:23|
|08/26||@ DAL||W 6-4||1||1||2||+1||19:03|
|08/24||vs DAL||L 2-5||1||1||2||-1||21:56|
|08/22||vs DAL||L 3-5||0||1||1||+1||23:12|
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