TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — So uh… game seven hey?

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.

They didn’t do it in game five, but can the Leafs make it happen in game six? We’ll find out in a few long hours.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
3-3
3-3

GF/GA
17-11
11-17

Power play %

14.3

11.1

Penalty kill %
88.9

85.7

CF%
52.12
47.88

xGF%
58.32
41.68

PDO
101.2
98.8

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Who I like
Big players show up in big games and the Leafs need Auston Matthews ($9,200) to show up tonight. He’s been generating lots of shots, but has four points in six games — three of which came in game two. He’s still averaging 16.7 FPPG, a slight decrease from his 18.3 in the regular season.
William Nylander ($6,000) has been great for the Leafs in the playoffs scoring seven points in six games. He’s averaging 13.4 FPPG, a slight uptick from his 10.6 in the regular season.
Someone who …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Will the Leafs close out the Habs in game six?

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.

They didn’t do it in game five, but can the Leafs make it happen in game six? We’ll find out in a few long hours.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
3-2
2-3

GF/GA
15-8
8-15

Power play %

17.7

0.0

Penalty kill %
100.0

82.4

CF%
51.91
48.09

xGF%
57.28
42.72

PDO
101.5
98.5

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Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,200) is up to four points in five games and has only scored one goal. That, despite firing 19 shots on net. I think that changes soon and it could be tonight. He’s always worth a spot in your lineup.
William Nylander ($5,900) is leading the Leafs in playoff scoring with seven points in five games. He’s scored four times and at his value, he’s absolutely a must-play.
Jake Muzzin ($4,800) is averaging 9.4 FPPG so far in the playoffs, a slight uptick from …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Leafs look to eliminate Habs

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.

Tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to close out the Montreal Canadiens in their first round series. Can the Leafs finish them off?
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
3-1
1-3

GF/GA
12-4
4-12

Power play %

18.8

0.0

Penalty kill %
100.0

81.3

CF%
52.35
47.65

xGF%
57.76
42.24

PDO
103.6
96.4

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Who I like
Have you heard of Auston Matthews ($9,200)? He’s pretty good. Despite only have points in one games, he’s still averaging 17.2 fantasy points per game.
I’m once again telling you to ride with William Nylander ($5,800). He’s got goals in each of the Leafs four games and is averaging 14.5 FPPG. Great value there.
I think Jack Campbell ($8,300) price might be a few hundred high, but I don’t mind this play tonight.
Around the NHL
The only other game is Carolina-Nashville tonight. Alex Nedeljkovic ($8,000) gets the …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Game three against Montreal

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.

TheLeafsNation fantasy gameday is back! Let’s dive into
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
1-1
1-1

GF/GA
6-3
3-6

Power play %

20.0

0.0

Penalty kill %
100.0

80.0

CF%
57.43
42.57

xGF%
62.40
37.60

PDO
100.2
99.8

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Who I like
Held off the scoresheet in game one but still scoring 15.8 fantasy points, Auston Matthews ($9,200) exploded for a goal and three points in game two. Look for him to continue with another strong fantasy performance tonight.
Up to three points in two games, William Nylander ($5,200) has played well against the Habs. I’ve liked his game all year, and like him tonight.
Morgan Rielly ($5,300) has shown up these playoffs with points in each game. He’s also scoring lots of peripheral points averaging 15 FPPG so far.
Around the NHL
The flood gates opened for the Oilers last night and neither Connor McDavid ($9,000) or …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

Playoff Preview: While it’s unlikely the Leafs will face the Jets, they might be the toughest North Division competition for Toronto

When we set out to do our playoff previews and look at the three other North Division playoff bound teams, the Jets were the interesting wild card in this. They were either going to continue to slide in the standings to the point where they would be facing the Leafs, or they would barely cling to the 3rd spot in the division and end up facing the Oilers and could fall victim to the Connor McDavid show, making this preview as useless as an air traffic controller in Winnipeg.
Still for the sake of thoroughness and recognizing that eventually Mike Smith will come back down to Earth and hard, it seems worthwhile looking at the Winnipeg Jets, a team I was crazy enough to pick to get past the Oilers despite things like this…

Prediction: Oilers in 5 over Jets pic.twitter.com/mni0MggjQ3
— MoneyPuck.com (@MoneyPuckdotcom) May 12, 2021

So that is an uphill battle. That doesn’t mean the Jets can’t pull it off, but they are the first test to see if Connor McDavid will continue scoring at a 1980s pace or whether having a Vezina caliber goaltender is enough to make up for the complete lack of …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam thinks team made the best of Tampa stint

Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam thinks team made the best of Tampa stint

The Toronto Raptors look nothing like the playoff team that was a consistent fixture in the summer over the last decade thanks to an infamous confluence of circumstances. Regardless, the season has been nothing short of disastrous. However, if you ask Pascal Siakam, he will tell you that the Raptors made the best out of […]
Toronto Raptors: Pascal Siakam thinks team made the best of Tampa stint – Raptors Rapture – Raptors Rapture – A Toronto Raptors Fan Site – News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Author: Alaa Alarashi / Raptors HQ

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Closing out the Habs

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.

In a night with lots on the line — including the potential for the Leafs to lock up top spot in the North, and the Habs clinching a playoff spot — the two teams will also be closing out their season series.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
34-13-6, .698 points %
24-20-9, .538 points%

GF/GA
178-138
150-154

Power play %

20.6

20

Penalty kill %
83.7

78.9

CF%
50.88
54.57

xGF%
55.11
53.10

PDO
102.3
98.8

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Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,000). Next.
Looks like a Jack Campbell ($8,200) start tonight, and I’ll be passing on him this evening.
William Nylander ($5,700) has played well against the Habs this year scoring three goals and as many assists in seven months. He’s averaging 12.7 FPPG over the last 10 games scoring 12 points in that time frame.
Jake Muzzin ($4,400) has provided solid value all year and has scored seven points in nine games against Montreal this year.
Around the NHL
Connor McDavid ($9,200) is now only four points back …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — And then there were two…

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.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are squaring up with the Montreal Canadiens in their second last matchup of the season. I’d expect Montreal to come out hot tonight as they look to clinch a playoff spot.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Montreal

Record
33-13-6, .692 points %
24-19-9, .548 points%

GF/GA
173-136
148-149

Power play %

21.1

20.4

Penalty kill %
76.7

78.4

CF%
50.75
54.80

xGF%
55.01
53.45

PDO
102.2
99

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Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,000). Next.
I’d be fading whomever the Leafs start in net tonight.
Alex Galchenyuk ($3,500) is up on the second line and I don’t mind the value. He’s averaged 5.6 points in the last 10 games, and posted an 8 point fantasy game against Montreal last week.
Jake Muzzin ($4,100) has had lots of success against the Habs this year averaging 9.7 FPPG against them scoring five points in eight games.
Around the NHL
Connor McDavid ($9,100) looks to continue his hot streak and his push for 100 points. He’s always …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Oh hey, Vancouver again!

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.

In their fourth game against the Canucks in the last two weeks, the Leafs will close out their nine game series against them. The Canucks have won two of the last three, but can the Leafs still the show tonight?
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver

Record
32-13-5, .690 points %
19-22-3, .466 points%

GF/GA
166-132
115-141

Power play %

21.7

19.7

Penalty kill %
76.6

78.6

CF%
50.67
46.62

xGF%
55.03
45.64

PDO
101.9
99.4

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Who I like
Auston Matthews ($9,100). Next.
John Tavares ($6,900) has provided solid value all year and has eight points in eight games against Vancouver. I could see him keeping up that pace tonight.
Nick Foligno ($4,100) has gotten assists in each of his three games with Toronto so far, and I like his chances to keep it up tonight.
Around the NHL
I like Devan Dubnyk ($8,100) in net tonight for the Avs against the Sharks as well as teammate Cale Makar ($6,100). He has six points in three games against …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

TheLeafsNation Fantasy Gameday — Building a lead

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.

The red hot Edmonton Oilers are slowing crawling up the standings towards the top ranked Leafs. Tonight, the Leafs will look to beat up on a depleted Canucks team to try and stretch their lead.
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The Matchup

Toronto
Vancouver

Record
31-13-5, .684 points %
19-21-3, .477 points%

GF/GA
162-131
114-137

Power play %

21.7

19.2

Penalty kill %
77.0

78.8

CF%
50.52
46.72

xGF%
54.67
46.05

PDO
101.7
99.6

Goals in all situations, analytics at 5×5 c/o naturalstattrick.com.
Who I like
I think we can dabble into David Rittich ($8,300) territory tonight, but I’m not overly confident in it. Proceed with caution, as always, when it comes to Leafs goalies these days.
With Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin out, I like Justin Holl ($3,000) tonight, someone who is averaging 5.9 FPPG this season.
You know we’re going to keep rolling with Auston Matthews ($9,200), too.
Around the NHL
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ($6,000) has been on an absolute heater as of late with seven points in his last 10 games, including two goals and four points …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation