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.
Sorry if you rode with Jack Campbell last night against Montreal. I think I jinxed him. Take solace in knowing he didn’t help me, either. Alas, let’s see if the Leafs can get back in the win column tonight.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Calgary
Record
28-11-3, .702 points %
17-21-3, .451 points %
GF/GA
140-109
107-123
Power play %
22.9
20.0
Penalty kill %
77.5
80.3
CF%
50.48
52.09
xGF%
54.45
51.63
PDO
102.3
99.2
Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.

Who I like

David Rittich ($8,100) is about as big of a question mark as you can get in net tonight. It’s a 50/50 flip I, personally, won’t be making.
Jason Spezza ($3,000) has goals in three of four games against the Flames this year, but has gone pointless in the last three games coming into tonight. I like his chances to have a rebound game tonight.
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Jake Muzzin ($5,100) has played well against Calgary this year with five points in six games. He’ll look to stay hot against them again tonight.
In Calgary, there’s not a ton to like. Elias Lindholm ($5,300) is a decent option however.

Around the NHL

Johnathan Huberdeau ($6,400) has looked great this year for Florida. He’s been a point-per-game player all year and has five points in six games against Dallas this season.
I’m buying in on Taylor Hall ($4,800) for the rest of the year. I think he bounces back in a big way starting tonight.

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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]