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TheLeafsNation Fantasy Game Day — Toronto Maple Leafs look to topple Ottawa Senators

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Zach Laing
1 year ago
Welcome to TheLeafsNation Game Day where we take a look at today’s Leafs game and a few other things happening around the league. 
If there’s one thing that North Division teams love this year, it’s playing the struggling Ottawa Senators. Stuck amid a rebuild, they’ve struggled to win games and tonight, Toronto has an opportunity to continue their hot start.

The Matchup

TorontoOttawa
Record11-3-1, .767 points %3-12-1, .219 points %
GF/GA53-3834-64
Power play %34.1
13.1
Penalty kill %76.974.6
CF%49.7550.24
xGF%49.9949.68
PDO103.594.7
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

Who I like

The Maple Leafs big guns should keep rolling today with Auston Matthews ($8,800), Freddie Andersen ($8,500), Mitch Marner ($7,500) John Tavares ($6.500) and William Nylander ($5,300) all providing what should be great value.
Ilya Mikheyev ($3,700) has provided good, cheaper value all season averaging 8.4 FPPG and Joe Thornton ($2,900) could provide some too in his return.
There’s not much to like from Ottawa, but Thomas Chabot ($6,000) and

Around the NHL

There’s tons of action happening around the league today and here’s a few plays I like on this busy Family Day.
I like Semyon Varlamov ($8,200) in net against a Buffalo Sabres team that has sat for the last number of weeks, and I think Kevin Lankinen ($7,800) provides great value, too.
Up front, Sebastian Aho ($6,300) has been a stud for the Carolina Hurricanes averaging 16.3 FPPG while some of my favourite plays this year — Patric Hornqvist ($5,800, 13.7 FPPG) and Carter Verhaeghe ($4,900, 7 FPPG) will look to continue rolling.
On the backend, Brett Pesce ($4,000) has provided great value scoring 11.2 FPPG 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 zach@oilersnation.com.
 

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