NorthStar Bets NHL Schedule Preview: Week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

It’s another week in National Hockey League action, and with that comes another look at the schedule! Every Monday, Canada Sports Betting, with a little help from our friends at NorthStar Bets, dives into the NHL schedule, breaks it down by the day, and looks at all the rest day scenarios involved. Favourites and home-ice advantage are two things that already get lots of attention, but an extra day or two off can make all the difference.

Let’s dive into this week’s action.

NHL Games on Monday, November 27th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Boston Bruins7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets0
1Buffalo Sabres7:00 PMNew York Rangers1
2Florida Panthers7:00 PMOttawa Senators2
2Tampa Bay Lightning9:00 PMColorado Avalanche1
1Vegas Golden Knights9:30 PMCalgary Flames1
2Washington Capitals10:30 PMSan Jose Sharks1
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Rest Notes: There’s a lot going on here. The Blue Jackets are the only team going in on the second half of a back-to-back, but Boston, Buffalo, the Rangers, Colorado, Calgary, and San Jose are all playing their third game in four nights. Tampa has a rest mismatch of one game over Colorado, as does Washington over San Jose and Boston over Columbus.

NHL Games on Tuesday, November 28th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
2New York Islanders7:00 PMNew Jersey Devils2
2Carolina Hurricanes7:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers2
0Florida Panthers7:00 PMToronto Maple Leafs2
1St. Louis Blues8:00 PMMinnesota Wild1
2Pittsburgh Penguins8:00 PMNashville Predators1
3Dallas Stars8:00 PMWinnipeg Jets1
3Seattle Kraken8:30 PMChicago Blackhawks1
0Tampa Bay Lightning9:00 PMArizona Coyotes2
0Vegas Golden Knights9:00 PMEdmonton Oilers1
1Anaheim Ducks10:00 PMVancouver Canucks2
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Rest Notes: Three teams are coming off of back-to-backs here. Florida comes in from Ottawa to face a rested Toronto, Tampa shifts from Denver to Arizona to face the rested Coyotes, and Vegas goes from Calgary to Edmonton to face the somewhat rested Oilers. There are a few other rest mismatches throughout this game day, including two-day gaps between Dallas and Winnipeg, and Seattle and Chicago.

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NHL Games on Wednesday, November 29th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
3Montreal Canadiens7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets1
2Detroit Red Wings7:30 PMNew York Rangers1
1Washington Capitals10:30 PMLos Angeles Kings3
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Rest Notes: Despite being the road team, Montreal has a pretty nice advantage over Columbus here, with two extra days in tow and the Jackets playing their third in four. Detroit has a game advantage on the Rangers, who are in their fourth of six. Los Angeles has two days over Washington.

NHL Games on Thursday, November 30th

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
2San Jose Sharks7:00 PMBoston Bruins2
1New York Islanders7:00 PMCarolina Hurricanes1
1Chicago Blackhawks7:00 PMDetroit Red Wings0
1Florida Panthers7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens0
1New Jersey Devils7:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers1
1Pittsburgh Penguins7:00 PMTampa Bay Lightning1
1Seattle Kraken7:00 PMToronto Maple Leafs1
1Minnesota Wild8:00 PMNashville Predators1
2Buffalo Sabres8:00 PMSt. Louis Blues1
1Edmonton Oilers8:00 PMWinnipeg Jets1
2Colorado Avalanche9:00 PMPhiladelphia Flyers1
1Dallas Stars9:00 PMCalgary Flames2
0Washington Capitals10:00 PMAnaheim Ducks1
1Vegas Golden Knights10:00 PMVancouver Canucks1
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Rest Notes: A very hefty calendar on Thursday without many big mismatches. A couple of one-gamers, but nothing out of the ordinary.

NHL Games on Friday, December 1st

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
3Ottawa Senators7:00 PMColumbus Blue Jackets1
0San Jose Sharks7:00 PMNew Jersey Devils0
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Rest Notes: Ottawa has a big advantage here. Needless to say, this is a tough week for Columbus. once again, they’re two days less rested, and coming in on four in six.

NHL Games on Saturday, December 2nd

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
1Tampa Bay Lightning2:00 PMDallas Stars1
1Chicago Blackhawks3:00 PMWinnipeg Jets1
2New York Rangers4:30 PMNashville Predators1
1New York Islanders6:00 PMFlorida Panthers1
1Buffalo Sabres7:00 PMCarolina Hurricanes1
1Detroit Red Wings7:00 PMMontreal Canadiens1
1Seattle Kraken7:00 PMOttawa Senators0
1Philadelphia Flyers7:00 PMPittsburgh Penguins1
1Boston Bruins7:00 PMToronto Maple Leafs1
1St. Louis Blues9:00 PMArizona Coyotes1
1Colorado Avalanche10:00 PMAnaheim Ducks1
1Washington Capitals10:00 PMVegas Golden Knights1
1Vancouver Canucks10:00 PMCalgary Flames1
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Rest Notes: Another hefty calendar. Most of these are even matches, with a couple of 1-game differences. Note that Vegas and Florida are playing their fourth game in six days, while Washington, Montreal, and Detroit are playing their third game in four days.

NHL Games on Sunday, December 3rd

RestAway TeamTimeHome TeamRest
0Chicago Blackhawks2:00 PMMinnesota Wild2
1San Jose Sharks6:00 PMNew York Rangers0
1Columbus Blue Jackets7:00 PMBoston Bruins0
0Nashville Predators7:00 PMBuffalo Sabres0
0Colorado Avalanche8:00 PMLos Angeles Kings3
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Rest Notes: A relatively lazy Sunday, and every game but one is a mismatch of some sort – and that outlier is a double back-to-back. Los Angeles having three rest days more than the back-to-back Avalanche while also having home ice is a particularly favourable look.

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