TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — So uh… game seven hey?

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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They didn’t do it in game five, but can the Leafs make it happen in game six? We’ll find out in a few long hours.

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The Matchup

Toronto Montreal
Record 3-3 3-3
GF/GA 17-11 11-17
Power play %
Penalty kill % 88.9
CF% 52.12 47.88
xGF% 58.32 41.68
PDO 101.2 98.8

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

Who I like

Big players show up in big games and the Leafs need Auston Matthews ($9,200) to show up tonight. He’s been generating lots of shots, but has four points in six games — three of which came in game two. He’s still averaging 16.7 FPPG, a slight decrease from his 18.3 in the regular season.

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William Nylander ($6,000) has been great for the Leafs in the playoffs scoring seven points in six games. He’s averaging 13.4 FPPG, a slight uptick from his 10.6 in the regular season.

Someone who has been solid for the Leafs, too, is Alex Kerfoot ($3,600). He’s scored six points in six games and his 11 FPPG is nearly double that of his regular-season numbers.

Around the NHL

The only other game on tonight is game two between Boston and the Islanders. Boston’s big guns roared out in game one, but I could see the Islanders coming back with a strong performance in game two.

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Anthony Beauvillier ($5,300) scored in game one of the series and has piled up eight points in the playoffs so far. At his price point, he’s well worth a play.

David Pastrnak ($7,900) will meanwhile look to keep up his offensive ways. He scored a hattrick in game one against the Islanders and is now up to seven points in the playoffs. He’s up to a whopping 22.9 FPPG. Hard to fade that.

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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]