The week in the National Hockey League season is here, and that means it’s time to take a look at the schedule for the upcoming games. The Canada Sports Betting website has both written and video coverage of the NHL, along with some useful tools like the strength of schedule tool and the NHL projected standings to help fans keep track of the games.
Monday, December 18th features only one team with a distinct rest disadvantage, the Anaheim Ducks, who will be traveling to Detroit to conclude a back-to-back. On Tuesday, December 19th, the Minnesota Wild will have a tough time playing their second game of a back-to-back and traveling to face the rested Boston Bruins. Wednesday, December 20th has three games on the schedule, with two of them featuring teams playing their second half of a back-to-back.
Thursday, December 21st sees the Washington Capitals playing their second game in as many nights, while the Minnesota Wild, Colorado Avalanche, and New Jersey Devils will all have tough schedules playing their third or fourth games in six nights. On Friday, December 22nd, every game will be a schedule mismatch, with either a one- or two-game advantage, and three teams playing their second half of a back-to-back.
Saturday, December 23rd has the most back-to-backs on the schedule, creating single-day mismatches with the opposition. The week wraps up on Sunday, December 24th, with no games scheduled, as the league takes a few days off before the action resumes on Wednesday, December 27th.
For those looking for more NHL coverage, Canada Sports Betting has a constantly updated NHL news section, featuring previews for every Toronto Maple Leafs game, a column that breaks down every Canadian NHL game played on the weekend, and more.