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Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Nets power-play goal in loss
Rantanen supplied a power-play goal in Colorado's 2-1 loss to Seattle in Game 7 on Sunday.
Rantanen found the back of the net late in the second period to reduce Seattle's lead to 2-1, but the Avalanche weren't able to complete the comeback bid. The Avalanche were hoping for a longer playoff run after winning the Stanley Cup in 2022, and Rantanen did everything in his power to make that happen. The 26-year-old finished the playoffs with seven goals and 10 points in seven appearances. He was also superb during the regular season, setting career highs with 55 goals and 105 points in 82 outings.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Stays hot in Game 6
Rantanen had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Seattle in Game 6 on Friday.
Rantanen's marker came late in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. He also set up Erik Johnson's game-winning tally midway through the second period. Rantanen has been driving the Avalanche's offense in the first round with six goals and nine points through six contests. The 26-year-old is also on a four-game scoring streak (five goals, eight points), which he'll attempt to extend in Game 7 on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Collects helper Wednesday
Rantanen provided an assist, five shots on goal, three hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Kraken in Game 5.
Rantanen set up Nathan MacKinnon's tally in the second period. In terms of production, this was one of Rantanen's quieter games in the series -- he's at five goals, two assists, 18 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through five playoff contests. With the Avalanche facing elimination in Seattle on Friday, the 26-year-old winger will need to be at his best.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Scores both goals in loss
Rantanen scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kraken.
Rantanen's goals came in a span of 5:02 during the second period, but the Avalanche couldn't find a go-ahead marker after that. The 26-year-old has carried over his superstar-level play in the postseason with five goals, one assist, 13 shots on net and five blocked shots through four playoff outings.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Racks up three points Saturday
Rantanen scored twice on six shots, added an assist and went plus-2 in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Kraken in Game 3.
Rantanen set up Nathan MacKinnon in the first period and then scored twice on his own in the third. Through three playoff games, Rantanen has three goals, one assist, 11 shots on net and a plus-1 rating. The 26-year-old has been on the second line the last two games, allowing the Avalanche to provide some scoring balance in the top six, which has successfully broken through the Kraken's defense.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Pots lone goal in Game 1 loss
Rantanen scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Kraken in Game 1.
Rantanen tied the game at 1-1 in the first period, but Philipp Grubauer was perfect over the last two frames to lead the Kraken to the win. It'll be a tough task to keep Rantanen and Co. quiet throughout the series -- he had 55 tallies and 50 assists over 82 regular-season contests. Look for the Finn to continue playing massive minutes on the top line.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Nets 55th goal Thursday
Rantanen scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Rantanen tied the game 2-2 late in the second period, ripping a one-timer past David Rittich on the power play. Rantanen has been hot down the stretch, scoring seven goals and 15 points in his last seven outings. The 26-year-old winger has 55 goals and a career-high 103 points in 81 games.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Picks up two assists Friday
Rantanen registered two assists in Colorado's 4-3 win over Nashville on Friday.
Rantanen finished the regular season with 55 goals and 105 points in 82 outings. While he's been great all year, the star forward has been particularly effective recently, providing seven goals and 17 points over his last eight outings. Rantanen should continue to serve on the top line and No. 1 power-play unit during the Avalanche's first-round series against Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Has yet another four-point game
Rantanen had two goals and two assists in Colorado's 5-4 overtime victory over the Ducks on Sunday.
Remarkably, this was Rantanen's third four-point game in the span of just five contests. He was particularly effective on the power play Sunday, which is how he got three of his points (two goals, one assist). Through 79 games in 2022-23, Rantanen has 54 goals and 102 points, including 36 points with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Dominant in Thursday's win
Rantanen recorded a hat trick, one assist, six shots on goal, a plus-5 rating and two hits in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Rantanen's goal at 16:45 of the first period was his 50th of the season, but he didn't stop there. The Avalanche's top line set the tone early in the second period, with Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each earning four points for the game. Rantanen has 10 points over his last three outings and 98 points, 293 shots, 77 hits, 68 PIM and a plus-17 rating through 77 contests overall. With four games left on the schedule, it seems like he'll soon join MacKinnon in the 100-point club.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Dishes pair of helpers
Rantanen supplied two assists, fired eight shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sharks.
Rantanen also took a puck to the hand or arm that seemed to bother him at times during the game, but he led all Avalanche forwards with 24:59 of ice time anyway. He helped out on goals by Evan Rodrigues and Nathan MacKinnon in regulation. Rantanen has two goals and seven assists over his last five games, and he's up to 49 tallies, 45 helpers, 287 shots on net, 75 hits and a plus-12 rating through 76 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: Registers four points Saturday
Rantanen had a goal and three assists in Colorado's 5-2 victory over Dallas on Saturday.
Rantanen is up to 49 goals and 92 points in 75 contests this season. He's already shattered his previous career high of 36 goals, and he's now matched his personal best of 92 points, which was set in 2021-22. After being held off the scoresheet for two straight games from March 22-24, Rantanen has provided two goals and seven points over his last four appearances.... See More ... See Less
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