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TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — A shootout against the Sens?

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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 all with daily fantasy in mind.
If you like high-scoring games, then you must like watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators play against each other. A whopping 49 goals — seven per game this year — have been scored in the seven games between the two clubs this year. Hammer the over.
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The Matchup

TorontoOttawa
Record27-10-3, .713 points %13-24-4, .366 points %
GF/GA132-100105-152
Power play %
23.5
14.7
Penalty kill %78.5
76.0
CF%50.3549.14
xGF%54.3147.74
PDO102.397.2
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

Who I like

Auston Matthews ($9,300) is expensive but has been electric against Ottawa. He’s scored six goals and as many assists in seven games this year averaging 19.2 FPPG against the Sens.
A cheaper, but still solid option is John Tavares ($6,200), who has scored three goals and six points in seven games averaging 12.5 FPPG against them.
Brady Tkachuk ($6,500) has come to play against the Leafs this year scoring three goals and seven points in seven games. He’s averaged 16.1 FPPG.
Another Senator whose come to play against the Leafs? Drake Batherson ($3,900). He’s scored four goals and six points in seven games averaging 10.9 FPPG. Not a bad option at all.

Around the NHL

Coming off a three-point performance against LA, Brent Burns ($6,000) could be in line for another solid night against them. He’s got seven points in seven games averaging 11.6 FPPG vs. the Kings.
Jesse Puljujarvi ($4,100) has looked good this year, but his play increases against Calgary. He’s scored four goals and five points aganist them this season averaging 8.9 FPPG.

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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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