TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Can the Leafs get back to their ways against the Oilers?

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Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league all with daily fantasy in mind.

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After beating the Oilers in three straight to start the month of March, the Leafs have faltered posting a 3-6 record. Toronto has won their last two in a row, but can they keep it rolling against a surging Oilers team?

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Toronto Edmonton
Record 21-10-2, .667 points % 21-13-0, .618 points %
GF/GA 110-85 116-97
Power play %

26.8

27.0

Penalty kill % 76.8

76.0

CF% 50.42 49.73
xGF% 53.21 51.62
PDO 101.9 101.1

Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

While Jack Campbell ($8,300) has been red hot in the games he’s played, he’s probably a fade tonight. Despite the Leafs holding Edmonton to one goal in three games earlier this month, they’ve scored the second most goals in the league.

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Both Auston Matthews ($8,900) and Connor McDavid ($9,000) could be good options to build around. Both players perform better on home ice, so Matthews could have a slight edge in terms of tonight’s game. Nonetheless, both of them always get up for these games.

Another player who gets up for these games? William Nylander ($5,300). He’s averaged 12.7 FPPG this season against Edmonton scoring five goals and eight points.

A sneaky start in net could be Laurent Brossoit ($7,000), who will draw into the crease against a struggling Flames team. He’s played one game against the Flames this year snagging a 29-save win and 19.3 FPPG.

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Brock Nelson ($4,700) could be a solid cheaper play today. In six games against the Penguins this year he’s scored three goals and five points, averaging 10.4 FPPG — 2.3 more than his season average.

Now up to 24 points in 34 games this year, Neal Pionk ($4,900) is quietly having a strong season. He could be in for a good night tonight against the Flames, who he already has five points in six games against.


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Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]