NorthStar Bets NHL Schedule Preview: Week of December 4-10

It’s time for another week in the National Hockey League season, and you know what that means – another look at the schedule ahead! Paired with Canada Sports Betting’s written and video coverage of the NHL, and some of our handy features like the strength of schedule tool and the NHL projected standings, you’ll be able to take on this week’s action with ease. Below is every NHL game on the weekly docket, its broadcast time, and a look at what rest-based advantages that teams might have. Let’s dive in!

NHL Games on Monday, December 4th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Pittsburgh Penguins7:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers1
1Dallas Stars7:00 PMTampa Bay Lightning1
1Carolina Hurricanes7:30 PMWinnipeg Jets1
1Seattle Kraken7:30 PMMontreal Canadiens1
1Washington Capitals9:00 PMArizona Coyotes1
1St. Louis Blues10:00 PMVegas Golden Knights1
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Rest Notes: Everyone is coming off of a single day off. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few caveats, though, as Montreal hosts Seattle while playing their fourth game in six days, and Washington heads to Arizona for their own fourth in six.

NHL Games on Tuesday, December 5th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
2Detroit Red Wings7:00 PMBuffalo Sabres1
1Los Angeles Kings7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets1
1New York Rangers7:00 PMOttawa Senators2
1San Jose Sharks7:30 PMNew York Islanders2
1Nashville Predators8:30 PMChicago Blackhawks1
1Minnesota Wild9:00 PMCalgary Flames2
2Anaheim Ducks9:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
3New Jersey Devils10:00 PMVancouver Canucks1
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Rest Notes: Buffalo, Nashville, Chicago, Colorado, and the Rangers are all playing their third game in four nights, having played on Saturday and Sunday. There are slight, one-day mismatches of rest in all but two of these games – LAK/CBJ and NSH/CHI are the only ones that are evenly matched on the rest front.

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NHL Games on Wednesday, December 6th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Dallas Stars7:00 PMFlorida Panthers3
1Pittsburgh Penguins7:00 PMTampa Bay Lightning1
1Vegas Golden Knights9:00 PMSt. Louis Blues1
1Carolina Hurricanes9:30 PMEdmonton Oilers5
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Rest Notes: Every road team is coming off of a single day away from the ice, while two home teams will be nice and refreshed. Florida has a two-day advantage over Dallas, and Edmonton has a whopping five days off before they face the Hurricanes.

NHL Games on Thursday, December 7th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Buffalo Sabres7:00 PMBoston Bruins3
1San Jose Sharks7:00 PMDetroit Red Wings1
1Los Angeles Kings7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens2
4Toronto Maple Leafs7:00 PMOttawa Senators1
0Dallas Stars7:00 PMWashington Capitals2
1Columbus Blue Jackets7:30 PMNew York Islanders1
0Tampa Bay Lightning8:00 PMNashville Predators1
1Anaheim Ducks8:30 PMChicago Blackhawks1
2Philadelphia Flyers9:00 PMArizona Coyotes2
0Carolina Hurricanes9:00 PMCalgary Flames1
2Winnipeg Jets9:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
1New Jersey Devils10:00 PMSeattle Kraken2
1Minnesota Wild10:00 PMVancouver Canucks1
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Rest Notes: Lots of back-to-backs and extended runs here. Dallas, Tampa, and Carolina are all on back-to-backs, while Buffalo, Nashville, Chicago, and Colorado are all playing their fourth in six. Toronto has a three-day rest advantage heading into their second home rink in Ottawa, and Buffalo’s 4-in-6 gives Boston’s two-game rest edge just a little more juice.

NHL Games on Friday, December 8th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1St. Louis Blues7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets0
1Pittsburgh Penguins7:00 PMFlorida Panthers1
0Minnesota Wild9:00 PMEdmonton Oilers1
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Rest Notes: Everyone here is on a pretty quick turnaround, either coming in on a back-to-back or a single day’s rest. Slight edges to the Blues and Oilers, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

NHL Games on Saturday, December 9th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Arizona Coyotes1:00 PMBoston Bruins1
1New Jersey Devils4:00 PMCalgary Flames1
2Vegas Golden Knights4:00 PMDallas Stars1
1Montreal Canadiens7:00 PMBuffalo Sabres1
1Ottawa Senators7:00 PMDetroit Red Wings1
1Nashville Predators7:00 PMToronto Maple Leafs1
3New York Rangers7:00 PMWashington Capitals1
1Los Angeles Kings7:30 PMNew York Islanders1
0St. Louis Blues8:00 PMChicago Blackhawks1
1Philadelphia Flyers9:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
1Tampa Bay Lightning10:00 PMSeattle Kraken1
1Carolina Hurricanes10:00 PMVancouver Canucks1
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Rest Notes: Every home team in this day’s schedule is coming off a single day off. Dallas is playing their third day in four nights. On the visiting end of the ice, St. Louis is playing in a back-to-back that doubles as a three-in-four, and Tampa and Carolina are both playing their third-in-four.

NHL Games on Sunday, December 10th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Florida Panthers1:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets1
0New Jersey Devils4:00 PMEdmonton Oilers1
0Washington Capitals7:00 PMChicago Blackhawks0
0Nashville Predators7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens0
0Los Angeles Kings7:00 PMNew York Rangers0
2Winnipeg Jets8:00 PMAnaheim Ducks2
1Minnesota Wild9:00 PMSeattle Kraken0
2San Jose Sharks10:00 PMVegas Golden Knights0
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Rest Notes: A lot of back-to-backs to wrap up the week’s schedule, including three double matchups. San Jose has the biggest individual game advantage here with two days’ rest over Vegas’ none. Outside of the back-to-backs, Columbus and Minnesota are playing their third game in four nights, and Chicago and Nashville are playing their sixth game in nine nights, a workload that’s definitely nicer to read than it is to play.

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