Pro Hockey Power Ratings

 

Last updated: Monday, April 15, 2019 - thru games of April 14 Welcome to my NHL power ratings! I will be updating this page on Mondays and Fridays. To determine the approximate point spread for a game, simply take the difference between the power ratings of the two teams in question and add 0.3 goal for the home team. These ratings are based on a mathematical formula involving several factors, including won-lost record, schedule strength, and margin of victory in games. My rankings do not take empty net goals into account. More recent games are taken with slightly more consideration than games played earlier in the season. Enjoy!

NHL Team Rankings

LR = Last update ranking

Team W L Rating LR
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 62 23 5.77 1
2 Calgary Flames 51 33 5.42 2
3 Boston Bruins 50 34 5.41 3
4 New York Islanders 51 34 5.39 4
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 50 35 5.39 7
6 Washington Capitals 50 34 5.32 5
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 47 37 5.27 6
8 St. Louis Blues 47 38 5.26 8
9 Nashville Predators 48 36 5.22 10
10 Carolina Hurricanes 46 38 5.21 9
11 Winnipeg Jets 48 37 5.18 13
12 Dallas Stars 44 40 5.17 14
13 Pittsburgh Penguins 44 41 5.16 11
14 San Jose Sharks 47 38 5.15 12
15 Vegas Golden Knights 45 40 5.14 16
16 Montreal Canadiens 44 38 5.12 15
17 Colorado Avalanche 39 45 5.02 17
18 Arizona Coyotes 39 43 4.91 18
19 Florida Panthers 36 46 4.84 19
20 Minnesota Wild 37 45 4.81 20
21 Chicago Blackhawks 36 46 4.77 21
22 Philadelphia Flyers 37 45 4.73 22
23 Vancouver Canucks 35 47 4.69 23
24 Anaheim Ducks 35 47 4.65 24
25 Edmonton Oilers 35 47 4.63 25
26 New York Rangers 32 50 4.63 26
27 Buffalo Sabres 33 49 4.60 27
28 Detroit Red Wings 32 50 4.59 28
29 New Jersey Devils 31 51 4.55 29
30 Los Angeles Kings 31 51 4.50 30
31 Ottawa Senators 29 53 4.45 31


NHL Teams By Division

OL = Total overtime and shootout losses Pts = Regular season standings points GF = Goals for GA = Goals against SS = Strength of schedule ranking (1 is toughest and 31 is weakest)



NHL 2018-2019
EASTERN CONFERENCE
METROPOLITAN DIVISION(2) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
4 New York Islanders 51 27 7 5.39 103 239 201 23
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 50 31 4 5.39 98 270 237 1
6 Washington Capitals 50 26 8 5.32 104 286 254 24
10 Carolina Hurricanes 46 30 8 5.21 99 250 231 10
13 Pittsburgh Penguins 44 28 13 5.16 100 278 252 8
22 Philadelphia Flyers 37 37 8 4.73 82 244 281 5
26 New York Rangers 32 36 14 4.63 78 227 272 4
29 New Jersey Devils 31 41 10 4.55 72 222 275 2

ATLANTIC DIVISION(3) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 62 19 4 5.77 128 330 234 26
3 Boston Bruins 50 25 9 5.41 107 264 220 29
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 47 29 8 5.27 100 291 256 11
16 Montreal Canadiens 44 30 8 5.12 96 249 236 19
19 Florida Panthers 36 32 14 4.84 86 267 280 13
27 Buffalo Sabres 33 39 10 4.60 76 226 271 7
28 Detroit Red Wings 32 40 10 4.59 74 227 277 6
31 Ottawa Senators 29 47 6 4.45 64 242 302 3


WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION(1) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
8 St. Louis Blues 47 29 9 5.26 99 256 233 18
9 Nashville Predators 48 30 6 5.22 100 244 218 25
11 Winnipeg Jets 48 32 5 5.18 99 282 253 22
12 Dallas Stars 44 32 8 5.17 93 214 206 15
17 Colorado Avalanche 39 31 14 5.02 90 263 252 9
20 Minnesota Wild 37 36 9 4.81 83 211 237 14
21 Chicago Blackhawks 36 34 12 4.77 84 270 292 12

PACIFIC DIVISION(4) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
2 Calgary Flames 51 25 8 5.42 107 295 230 31
14 San Jose Sharks 47 29 9 5.15 101 300 274 30
15 Vegas Golden Knights 45 33 7 5.14 93 262 241 27
18 Arizona Coyotes 39 35 8 4.91 86 213 223 28
23 Vancouver Canucks 35 36 11 4.69 81 225 254 17
24 Anaheim Ducks 35 37 10 4.65 80 199 251 21
25 Edmonton Oilers 35 38 9 4.63 79 232 274 20
30 Los Angeles Kings 31 42 9 4.50 71 202 263 16


2019 NHL PLAYOFFS

Eastern Conference Playoffs - First Round (All Times Eastern)

METROPOLITAN DIVISION 1) Washington vs. WC) Carolina Washington leads series 2-0 4/11 - Game 1 - Carolina 2 at Washington 4 4/13 - Game 2 - Carolina 3 at Washington 4 (OT) 4/15 - Game 3 - Washington at Carolina, 7:00 (CNBC) 4/18 - Game 4 - Washington at Carolina, 7:00 4/20 - Game 5 - Carolina at Washington, TBD (if necessary) 4/22 - Game 6 - Washington at Carolina, TBD (if necessary) 4/24 - Game 7 - Carolina at Washington, TBD (if necessary) 2) NY Islanders vs. 3) Pittsburgh NY Islanders lead series 3-0 4/10 - Game 1 - Pittsburgh 3 at NY Islanders 4 (OT) 4/12 - Game 2 - Pittsburgh 1 at NY Islanders 3 4/14 - Game 3 - NY Islanders 4 at Pittsburgh 1 4/16 - Game 4 - NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 (NBCSN) 4/18 - Game 5 - Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, TBD (if necessary) 4/20 - Game 6 - NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, TBD (if necessary) 4/22 - Game 7 - Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, TBD (if necessary) ATLANTIC DIVISION 1) Tampa Bay vs. WC) Columbus Columbus leads series 3-0 4/10 - Game 1 - Columbus 4 at Tampa Bay 3 4/12 - Game 2 - Columbus 5 at Tampa Bay 1 4/14 - Game 3 - Tampa Bay 1 at Columbus 3 4/16 - Game 4 - Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7:00 (CNBC) 4/19 - Game 5 - Columbus at Tampa Bay, TBD (if necessary) 4/21 - Game 6 - Tampa Bay at Columbus, TBD (if necessary) 4/23 - Game 7 - Columbus at Tampa Bay, TBD (if necessary) 2) Boston vs. 3) Toronto Series tied 1-1 4/11 - Game 1 - Toronto 4 at Boston 1 4/13 - Game 2 - Toronto 1 at Boston 4 4/15 - Game 3 - Boston at Toronto, 7:00 (NBCSN) 4/17 - Game 4 - Boston at Toronto, 7:00 (NBCSN) 4/19 - Game 5 - Toronto at Boston, TBD 4/21 - Game 6 - Boston at Toronto, TBD (if necessary) 4/23 - Game 7 - Toronto at Boston, TBD (if necessary)

Western Conference Playoffs - First Round (All Times Eastern)

CENTRAL DIVISION 1) Nashville vs. WC) Dallas Series tied 1-1 4/10 - Game 1 - Dallas 3 at Nashville 2 4/13 - Game 2 - Dallas 1 at Nashville 2 (OT) 4/15 - Game 3 - Nashville at Dallas, 9:30 (NBCSN) 4/17 - Game 4 - Nashville at Dallas, 8:00 (USA) 4/20 - Game 5 - Dallas at Nashville, TBD 4/22 - Game 6 - Nashville at Dallas, TBD (if necessary) 4/24 - Game 7 - Dallas at Nashville, TBD (if necessary) 2) Winnipeg vs. 3) St. Louis St. Louis leads series 2-1 4/10 - Game 1 - St. Louis 2 at Winnipeg 1 4/12 - Game 2 - St. Louis 4 at Winnipeg 3 4/14 - Game 3 - Winnipeg 6 at St. Louis 3 4/16 - Game 4 - Winnipeg at St. Louis, 9:30 (CNBC) 4/18 - Game 5 - St. Louis at Winnipeg, TBD 4/20 - Game 6 - Winnipeg at St. Louis, TBD (if necessary) 4/22 - Game 7 - St. Louis at Winnipeg, TBD (if necessary) PACIFIC DIVISION 1) Calgary vs. WC) Colorado Series tied 1-1 4/11 - Game 1 - Colorado 0 at Calgary 4 4/13 - Game 2 - Colorado 3 at Calgary 2 (OT) 4/15 - Game 3 - Calgary at Colorado, 10:00 (CNBC) 4/17 - Game 4 - Calgary at Colorado, 10:00 (NBCSN) 4/19 - Game 5 - Colorado at Calgary, TBD 4/21 - Game 6 - Calgary at Colorado, TBD (if necessary) 4/23 - Game 7 - Colorado at Calgary, TBD (if necessary) 2) San Jose vs. 3) Vegas Vegas leads series 2-1 4/10 - Game 1 - Vegas 2 at San Jose 5 4/12 - Game 2 - Vegas 5 at San Jose 3 4/14 - Game 3 - San Jose 3 at Vegas 6 4/16 - Game 4 - San Jose at Vegas, 10:30 (NBCSN) 4/18 - Game 5 - Vegas at San Jose, TBD 4/21 - Game 6 - San Jose at Vegas, TBD (if necessary) 4/23 - Game 7 - Vegas at San Jose, TBD (if necessary)