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TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Oh yeah, there’s a hockey game on!

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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Hockey! There’s still games happening tonight despite it being deadline day, and the Leafs will look to take out the Habs.

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The Matchup

Toronto Montreal
Record 28-10-3, .720 points % 17-12-9, .566 points %
GF/GA 138-105 105-105
Power play %
Penalty kill % 78.0
CF% 50.51 55.59
xGF% 54.62 55.03
PDO 102.4 100.5

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

Who I like

Jack Campbell ($7,900) forever. He’s 11-0 on the season and should probably lose a game at some point, but until he does he’s worth the start.

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I like John Tavares ($6,500) here. He’s scored six points in five games against Montreal this year averaging 4.2 FPPG more against them than other teams.

Josh Anderson ($4,800) has been solid for Montreal against Toronto this year scoring three goals and an assist in five games.

Around the NHL

Alex Pietrangelo ($6,700) has only played one game against LA this year, but totaled 21 fantasy points without scoring a point in the game. I like him again tonight.

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Max Comtois ($3,700) has scored four goals in six games against the Sharks this year, and is a better player on the road than home. I’ll be dipping into him tonight.

The Leafs Nation is a partner of DraftKings. I am also an avid fan and user (my username is zachlaing) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.

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]

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