FantasySP / NHL / Mikko Rantanen FantasySP / NHL / Mikko Rantanen Copyright 2018 5337008 <![CDATA[Mikko Rantanen extended his point streak to eight straight games]]> Mikko Rantanen extended his point streak to eight straight games on Saturday. Rantanen picked up an assist on a late goal by Nathan MacKinnon to keep the streak going. [...]]]> 5337008 Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:35:10 EDT <![CDATA[Sprinkles box score in road win]]> Rantanen recorded one goal, two blocked shots, three hits and six PIM in Saturday's 3-1 road win over the Hurricanes.

Rantanen was one of the few Avalanche players to play aggressively in this one. The visitors lost most of the battles in the dot, plus they had four fewer hits and a minus-11 shot differential. Few fantasy owners would think of Rantanen before linemate Nathan MacKinnon when it comes to preferred fantasy options from Colorado, but the Finn has three goals and 11 assists in only eight games to put him in the upper echelon of fantasy wingers.

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<![CDATA[Mikko Rantanen generated one goal and three assists in Thursday's]]> Mikko Rantanen generated one goal and three assists in Thursday's 5-3 win over New Jersey. Rantanen earned a helper on all three of Gabriel Landeskog's goals in the contest. [...]]]> 5335075 Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:15:12 EDT <![CDATA[Goal, three assists in win]]> Rantanen tallied a goal and three helpers Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Devils.

The Finnish forward has not let up to start the season, having registered 13 points in seven contests. Thursday was Rantanen's second multi-assist game of the young 2018-19 campaign and he's now recorded a point in every game so far this season. He'll look to keep his hot streak alive when the Avalanche visit Carolina on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Gabe Landeskog’s hat trick powers Colorado Avalanche past Devils]]> Nathan MacKinnon notching a nightly goal in the team’s first six games, but the squad fared fine with his two assists Thursday as Gabe Landeskog recorded a hat trick, leading Colorado past New Jersey, 5-3, at the Prudential Center Thursday night. The forward’s three goals helped level the NHL’s last remaining undefeated team.

Landeskog’s fifth goal of the year broke a 3-3 tie with 3:22 left in regulation off a slap shot inside the upper right corner, giving MacKinnon his second assist of the evening. Winger Mikko Rantanen notched his assist, minutes before tapping in the team’s fifth and final goal — a one-handed shot against an empty net]]> 5334730 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:45:01 EDT All Things Avs
<![CDATA[Mikko Rantanen registered three assists in Colorado's 6-1 win]]> Mikko Rantanen registered three assists in Colorado's 6-1 win over Buffalo on Thursday. That extended Rantanen's season-opening point streak to four games. [...]]]> 5328321 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 9:05:08 EDT <![CDATA[Assists thrice at Buffalo's expense]]> Rantanen registered three assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Thursday night's 6-1 drubbing of the Sabres in Buffalo.

The even-strength apples went to Nathan MacKinnon, who has provided at least one goal in each of the four games the Avalanche have played this season. Rantanen has only picked up one power-play point, yet he's averaging 4:33 in that spot so far, so expect a significant uptick in man-advantage production from the Finn as the season progresses.

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