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TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Closing out the Habs

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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In a night with lots on the line — including the potential for the Leafs to lock up top spot in the North, and the Habs clinching a playoff spot — the two teams will also be closing out their season series.

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The Matchup

Toronto Montreal
Record 34-13-6, .698 points % 24-20-9, .538 points%
GF/GA 178-138 150-154
Power play %
20.6
20
Penalty kill % 83.7
78.9
CF% 50.88 54.57
xGF% 55.11 53.10
PDO 102.3 98.8

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

Who I like

Auston Matthews ($9,000). Next.

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Looks like a Jack Campbell ($8,200) start tonight, and I’ll be passing on him this evening.

William Nylander ($5,700) has played well against the Habs this year scoring three goals and as many assists in seven months. He’s averaging 12.7 FPPG over the last 10 games scoring 12 points in that time frame.

Jake Muzzin ($4,400) has provided solid value all year and has scored seven points in nine games against Montreal this year.

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Around the NHL

Connor McDavid ($9,200) is now only four points back from 100.

T.J. Oshie ($5,800) has four goals in the last two games including a hattrick against the Rangers, all since his dad passed away. He looks to stay hot against the Flyers, whom he’s scored four points in six games against this year.

Jakub Vrana ($5,400) has been electric in Detroit so far scoring nine points in 10 games with them including seven goals. I like him staying hot against Columbus tonight.

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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]