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Rickard Rakell scores pretty goal in 4-1 loss 01-31-2015
Rickard Rakell RW ANA
Rickard Rakell scored a pretty power play goal in Anaheim's 4-1 loss to Chicago on Friday night. Corey Perry deserves an Academy Award for fooling and freezing Corey Crawford on a fake-shot, and then showed off his passing prowess with a slap-pass over Brent Seabrook's stick onto Rickard Rakell's. The young Swede did the rest for his fifth goal of the season. He now has 17 points with six coming with the man advantage this season.
Andersen allows four goals in loss to Hawks 01-31-2015
Frederik Andersen G ANA
Frederik Andersen was beaten for four goals on 33 shots in Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. This was not Andersen's finest work as he was beaten cleanly three times. The Ducks have now allowed 10 combined goals in two games to the Blackhawks and Sharks. Andersen falls to 27-7-5 with a .918 save percentage and 2.27 GAA through 41 games this season.
Crawford makes 21 saves in 4-1 win over Ducks 01-31-2015
Corey Crawford G CHI
Corey Crawford made 21 saves in Chicago's 4-1 win over Anaheim on Friday night. Crawford had another stellar night, needing a spectacular fake-shot slap-pass from Corey Perry to Rickard Rakell for the only goal against. Fortunately the Blackhawks were already up 3-0 at the time. Crawford improves to 19-12-0 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.28 GAA through 32 games this season.
Jarome Iginla records 1200th career point 01-31-2015
Jarome Iginla RW COL
Jarome Iginla scored a goal to record his 1200th career point on Friday night, tying him with Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place all-time. It was a beauty of a goal, too. Iginla worked to get himself in position to received Matt Duchene's feed to one-time it in from the slot, making it 2-0 early on in the third. The Avalanche would go on to beat the Predators 3-0. Iginla leads the team in goals with 16, and is second in points with 33. Among active players, only Joe Thornton (1233) and Jaromir Jagr (1780) have more career points than Iggy.
MacKinnon collects two assists in 3-0 win 01-31-2015
Nathan MacKinnon C COL
Nathan MacKinnon collected two assists in Colorado's 3-0 win over Nashville on Friday night. Max Talbot and Gabriel Landeskog were the beneficiaries of MacKinnon's offensive prowess as they scored off his efforts to bookend the game. Talbot simply cleaned up MacKinnon's rebound to make it 1-0 late in the first period, and Landeskog supported MacKinnon's attack to put home the empty-net dagger. The talented sophomore now has 20 assists and 29 points through 50 games this season.
Max Talbot nets fourth goal of season in win 01-31-2015
Maxime Talbot RW COL
Max Talbot tucked home a rebound 13:49 into the first period for his fourth goal of the season Friday night against Nashville. The goal turned out to be all Colorado needed in their 3-0 win as Talbot finished with two shots, a hit and a block through 13:53 of ice time. Talbot also skated 2:35 on the penalty kill. He now has four goals, 12 points, and 25 PIMs through 50 games this season.
Varlamov makes 23 saves, blanks Predators 01-31-2015
Semyon Varlamov G COL
Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves in his shutout over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Nashville's shots by period were seven, eight, and eight, and they had just two power plays where they sent a single shot Varly's way. Varlamov did what good goalies do, collect shutouts on light nights. He improved to 13-10-7 with four shutouts, a .922 save percentage, and 2.62 GAA.
Ribeiro collects career high 22 PIMs vs. Avs 01-31-2015
Mike Ribeiro C NAS
Mike Ribeiro collected a single game career high 22 penalty minutes on Friday night against Colorado. Down by two goals, Ribeiro blew a gasket as he took an Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (two minutes), Game Misconduct (10 minutes), and Misconduct (10 minutes) penalty all at 6:33 of the third period. He now has 36 PIMs this season, which ranks fourth on the team, just three behind a trio of co-leaders. Ribeiro also leads the team in points with 43 to go along with his 10 goals.
Mazanec allows all the goals in loss to Avs 01-31-2015
Marek Mazanec G NAS
Marek Mazanec allowed three goals on 28 shots in Friday's 3-0 loss to Colorado. Despite the three goals, the third was an empty netter, Mazanec put forth a solid effort. He helped kill off four power plays and was only beaten while heavily shielded. Not too shabby for a goalie who now has just 23 career NHL starts.