|(above) Rhett Rakhshani scored three goals in less than two minutes yesterday|
by Michael Fornabaio
Former DU star Rhett Rakhshani keeps adding to his Bridgeport Sound Tigers rookie scoring record. He recorded his second hat trick in less than two weeks yesterday.
Rakhshani's three goals came within 1 minute 59 seconds of the second period as the Sound Tigers beat Springfield 6-2 Tuesday morning at Webster Bank Arena.
"Two goals in one shift doesn't happen very often," teammate Jeremy Colliton said.
They don't usually come that quickly, but Colliton and Rakhshani have been racking up points at impressive clips since Colliton returned from a stint with the New York Islanders.
"JC has been a great linemate all year for me," Rakhshani said. "He does a lot of little things really well. He's been great."
Off the draw, Rakhshani carried the puck to the blue line, wound up and shot. The puck hit at least one Falcon's stick and knuckled past former RPI goalie Allen York.
Paul Dainton replaced York in goal, but Rakhshani greeted him with a goal on a rebound 21 seconds later, and he scored on a power play a minute and a half after that.
"Rhett, he's a very skilled player, but he also works hard," Colliton said. "He's very accountable. He really wants to do well, and he takes ownership of his own performance. It's easy to play with a guy like that."
Rakhshani has 24 goals and 38 assists, both team rookie records. Those 62 points are nine better than Colliton's mark as a rookie in 2005-06.
Matt Donovan was held scoreless for Bridgeport.