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TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Another night in the six

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.

It looked like the Leafs were going to falter against the Oilers Saturday night, but mounted a tremendous comeback in the third period to snag a 4-3 win in overtime. Can they take another against Edmonton tonight?

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The Matchup

Toronto Edmonton
Record 22-10-2, .676 points % 21-13-1, .614 points %
GF/GA 114-88 119-101
Power play %
26.3
26.8
Penalty kill % 77.1
76.5
CF% 50.60 49.56
xGF% 53.49 51.27
PDO 101.8 101.2

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

Who I like

I’m 50/50 on Michael Hutchinson ($7,800) against one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL. He snagged a shutout win on March 1 against the Oilers, but they’re a different looking team than they were at the start of the month. I’d be cautious.

William Nylander ($5,300) is a solid play against the Oilers. He has six goals and 10 points in eight games against them averaging 3.4 more FPPG against Edmonton than other teams.

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Around the NHL

Kaapo Kahkonen ($7,900) has looked solid this year for the Minnesota Wild and has a solid matchup against the Sharks. He’s snagged wins in two of three games against them this year averaging 15.4 FPPG.

Another decent play could be Nazem Kadri ($5,900) against the Anaheim Ducks. He’s scored two goals and six points in five games, averaging 2.4 FPPG more against them than other teams this year.


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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]