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.
After beating the Oilers in three straight to start the month of March, the Leafs have faltered posting a 3-6 record. Toronto has won their last two in a row, but can they keep it rolling against a surging Oilers team?
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Who I like
While Jack Campbell ($8,300) has been red hot in the games he’s played, he’s probably a fade tonight. Despite the Leafs holding Edmonton to one goal in three games earlier this month, they’ve scored the second most goals in the league.
Both Auston Matthews ($8,900) and Connor McDavid ($9,000) could be good options to build around. Both players perform better on home ice, so Matthews could have a slight edge in terms of tonight’s game. Nonetheless, both of them always get up for these games.
Another player who gets up for these games? William Nylander ($5,300). He’s averaged 12.7 FPPG this season against Edmonton scoring five goals and eight points.
Around the NHL
A sneaky start in net could be Laurent Brossoit ($7,000), who will draw into the crease against a struggling Flames team. He’s played one game against the Flames this year snagging a 29-save win and 19.3 FPPG.
Brock Nelson ($4,700) could be a solid cheaper play today. In six games against the Penguins this year he’s scored three goals and five points, averaging 10.4 FPPG — 2.3 more than his season average.
Now up to 24 points in 34 games this year, Neal Pionk ($4,900) is quietly having a strong season. He could be in for a good night tonight against the Flames, who he already has five points in six games against.
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