TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Another night in the six

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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.
It looked like the Leafs were going to falter against the Oilers Saturday night, but mounted a tremendous comeback in the third period to snag a 4-3 win in overtime. Can they take another against Edmonton tonight?
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The Matchup

Record22-10-2, .676 points %21-13-1, .614 points %
Power play %
Penalty kill %77.1
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

Who I like

I’m 50/50 on Michael Hutchinson ($7,800) against one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL. He snagged a shutout win on March 1 against the Oilers, but they’re a different looking team than they were at the start of the month. I’d be cautious.
William Nylander ($5,300) is a solid play against the Oilers. He has six goals and 10 points in eight games against them averaging 3.4 more FPPG against Edmonton than other teams.

Around the NHL

Kaapo Kahkonen ($7,900) has looked solid this year for the Minnesota Wild and has a solid matchup against the Sharks. He’s snagged wins in two of three games against them this year averaging 15.4 FPPG.
Another decent play could be Nazem Kadri ($5,900) against the Anaheim Ducks. He’s scored two goals and six points in five games, averaging 2.4 FPPG more against them than other teams 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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