NorthStar Bets NHL Schedule Preview: Week of January 2-7

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 have. Let’s dive in!

NHL Games on Tuesday, Jan. 2

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Boston Bruins7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets2
2Carolina Hurricanes7:00 PMNew York Rangers2
2Washington Capitals7:00 PMPittsburgh Penguins1
1Montreal Canadiens8:00 PMDallas Stars1
1Calgary Flames8:00 PMMinnesota Wild1
1Chicago Blackhawks8:00 PMNashville Predators2
1Tampa Bay Lightning8:00 PMWinnipeg Jets1
2Florida Panthers9:00 PMArizona Coyotes3
1New York Islanders9:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
1Philadelphia Flyers9:00 PMEdmonton Oilers1
1Ottawa Senators10:00 PMVancouver Canucks4
2Toronto Maple Leafs10:30 PMLos Angeles Kings2
1Detroit Red Wings10:30 PMSan Jose Sharks1
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Rest Notes: Boston, Montreal, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Winnipeg, and Edmonton are all playing their third game in four nights. Philadelphia is playing their fourth game in six nights. The most substantial mismatch here is in Vancouver/Ottawa, where the Canucks have four days off to Ottawa’s one.

NHL Games on Wednesday, Jan. 3

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
3New Jersey Devils7:30 PMWashington Capitals0
0Toronto Maple Leafs9:00 PMAnaheim Ducks2
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Rest Notes: Two noteworthy mismatches here, where two teams on back-to-backs go up against teams on multiple days rest.

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NHL Games on Thursday, Jan. 4

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Pittsburgh Penguins7:00 PMBoston Bruins1
3Buffalo Sabres7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens1
1Chicago Blackhawks7:00 PMNew York Rangers1
1Columbus Blue Jackets7:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers1
1Colorado Avalanche8:00 PMDallas Stars1
1Tampa Bay Lightning8:00 PMMinnesota Wild1
1Calgary Flames8:00 PMNashville Predators1
1Vancouver Canucks8:00 PMSt. Louis Blues4
1New York Islanders9:00 PMArizona Coyotes1
1Ottawa Senators10:00 PMSeattle Kraken2
1Florida Panthers10:00 PMVegas Golden Knights2
1Detroit Red Wings10:30 PMLos Angeles Kings1
1Winnipeg Jets10:30 PMSan Jose Sharks1
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Rest Notes: Pittsburgh, Boston, Montreal, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Winnipeg are playing their fourth game in six nights. The biggest mismatch features St. Louis, with four days rest, going up against Vancouver with one.

NHL Games on Friday, Jan. 5

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
0Chicago Blackhawks7:00 PMNew Jersey Devils1
2Carolina Hurricanes7:00 PMWashington Capitals1
0Winnipeg Jets10:00 PMAnaheim Ducks1
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Rest Notes: Washington is playing their third game in four nights. On top of the back-to-back, Winnipeg is playing their fourth game in seven nights.

NHL Games on Saturday, Jan. 6

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Calgary Flames1:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers1
1Florida Panthers4:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
2Toronto Maple Leafs7:00 PMSan Jose Sharks1
1Tampa Bay Lightning7:00 PMBoston Bruins1
1St. Louis Blues7:00 PMCarolina Hurricanes0
1Minnesota Wild7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets1
1New York Rangers7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens1
1Vancouver Canucks7:00 PMNew Jersey Devils0
1Buffalo Sabres7:00 PMPittsburgh Penguins1
1Nashville Predators8:00 PMDallas Stars1
1New York Islanders10:00 PMVegas Golden Knights1
1Ottawa Senators10:00 PMEdmonton Oilers3
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Rest Notes: Other than a couple of back-to-backs and a two-day difference between Edmonton and Ottawa, a fairly routine day.

NHL Games on Sunday, Jan. 7

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
0Calgary Flames3:00 PMChicago Blackhawks1
2Los Angeles Kings3:00 PMWashington Capitals1
1Winnipeg Jets7:00 PMArizona Coyotes2
2Detroit Red Wings8:00 PMAnaheim Ducks1
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Rest Notes: A pretty lazy Sunday in NHL action. Chicago is playing their thrid in four, Washington is playing their fourth in six, and the Winnipeg Jets are playing their sixth in nine.

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