TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Leafs look to eliminate Habs

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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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Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to close out the Montreal Canadiens in their first round series. Can the Leafs finish them off?

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Toronto Montreal
Record 3-1 1-3
GF/GA 12-4 4-12
Power play %

18.8

0.0

Penalty kill % 100.0

81.3

CF% 52.35 47.65
xGF% 57.76 42.24
PDO 103.6 96.4

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

Have you heard of Auston Matthews ($9,200)? He’s pretty good. Despite only have points in one games, he’s still averaging 17.2 fantasy points per game.

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I’m once again telling you to ride with William Nylander ($5,800). He’s got goals in each of the Leafs four games and is averaging 14.5 FPPG. Great value there.

I think Jack Campbell ($8,300) price might be a few hundred high, but I don’t mind this play tonight.

The only other game is Carolina-Nashville tonight. Alex Nedeljkovic ($8,000) gets the start in my lineup tonight as I like them to close out their series.

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Jordan Staal ($4,700) has been solid for the Canes in the playoffs with points in four of five games, including goals in two of the last three.

Mattias Ekholm ($4,100) could be a decent play tonight, too.


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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]