ANAHEIM. Han hade inte gjort mål på fem matcher, men i natt, svensk tid, visade Rickard Rakell, 23, vem som är Anaheims nye målkung.
Med två fullträffar låg han bakom 5-3-segern över Boston.
– Skönt att få sätta dit några puckar även om det inte var några kanonskott i krysset. Jag har inte haft turen med mig ett tag, men bestämt mig för att bara kämpa vidare. Nu fick jag utdelning, så det var skönt, säger Rickard i omklädningsrummet efter segern.
When CM Punk signed with the UFC and declared he was going to take a moment to figure out where he would start learning the skills required to step into the Octagon, many within the industry expected the high profile neophyte to land at one of the larger camps. Either he would end up at American Top Team in South Florida, move to the barren terrain of Albuquerque to train with the Jackson-Wink crew or head to the West Coast and log some time on the mats at AKA.Instead, he drove up Highway 94 from his home in Chicago to Roufusport in Milwaukee.
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