THE BIG MATCHUP
Taken six picks apart in 2015 — the Avalanche selected Rantanen at No. 10 after Marner went No. 4 to the Leafs — the two are pieces of a high-end draft that included a couple of guys named Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Forget those two for a minute: Marner and Rantanen each could take the game on Monday under control and be the deciding player. Rantanen has 190 points in 210 career games; Marner has 188 in 203. Each is electrifying and worth the price printed on any ticket.