Pro Hockey Power Ratings

 

Last updated: Friday, January 22, 2021 - thru games of January 21 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 0.2 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. Pre-season ratings are factored in, early in the season. Enjoy!

NHL Team Rankings

LR = Last update ranking

Team W L Rating LR
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 0 5.86 1
2 Vegas Golden Knights 4 0 5.83 3
3 New York Islanders 3 1 5.41 11
4 Colorado Avalanche 2 2 5.40 4
5 Carolina Hurricanes 2 1 5.35 7
6 Boston Bruins 2 2 5.32 6
7 Philadelphia Flyers 3 2 5.32 2
8 Montreal Canadiens 3 2 5.29 12
9 Dallas Stars 0 0 5.26 8
10 Calgary Flames 2 1 5.22 13
11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 2 5.21 5
12 Washington Capitals 2 2 5.20 10
13 Winnipeg Jets 3 1 5.16 17
14 Nashville Predators 2 1 5.14 9
15 Minnesota Wild 3 1 5.12 18
16 New York Rangers 1 2 4.98 15
17 Florida Panthers 2 0 4.98 19
18 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2 4.97 16
19 St. Louis Blues 2 2 4.96 14
20 Edmonton Oilers 2 3 4.86 21
21 New Jersey Devils 2 2 4.75 23
22 San Jose Sharks 2 2 4.73 24
23 Vancouver Canucks 2 4 4.66 22
24 Buffalo Sabres 1 3 4.66 26
25 Anaheim Ducks 1 3 4.61 29
26 Columbus Blue Jackets 1 4 4.61 25
27 Arizona Coyotes 1 3 4.61 20
28 Detroit Red Wings 2 2 4.54 30
29 Los Angeles Kings 1 3 4.47 27
30 Ottawa Senators 1 3 4.40 28
31 Chicago Blackhawks 0 4 4.15 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) (30 is weakest right now)



NHL 2020-2021
EAST DIVISION(1) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
3 New York Islanders 3 1 0 5.41 6 9 6 14
6 Boston Bruins 2 1 1 5.32 5 9 9 9
7 Philadelphia Flyers 3 1 1 5.32 7 19 16 21
12 Washington Capitals 2 0 2 5.20 6 16 15 13
16 New York Rangers 1 2 0 4.98 2 8 8 15
18 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 2 0 4.97 4 14 18 5
21 New Jersey Devils 2 1 1 4.75 5 9 11 6
24 Buffalo Sabres 1 3 0 4.66 2 11 12 4

NORTH DIVISION(3) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
8 Montreal Canadiens 3 0 2 5.29 8 24 16 12
10 Calgary Flames 2 0 1 5.22 5 11 6 24
11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 2 0 5.21 6 15 15 22
13 Winnipeg Jets 3 1 0 5.16 6 13 10 19
20 Edmonton Oilers 2 3 0 4.86 4 13 16 20
23 Vancouver Canucks 2 4 0 4.66 4 18 28 7
30 Ottawa Senators 1 2 1 4.40 3 11 14 17

CENTRAL DIVISION(2) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 0 0 5.86 6 13 5 29
5 Carolina Hurricanes 2 1 0 5.35 4 9 6 18
9 Dallas Stars 0 0 0 5.26 0 0 0 0
14 Nashville Predators 2 1 0 5.14 4 10 7 27
17 Florida Panthers 2 0 0 4.98 4 10 6 30
26 Columbus Blue Jackets 1 2 2 4.61 4 10 16 8
28 Detroit Red Wings 2 2 0 4.54 4 9 10 23
31 Chicago Blackhawks 0 3 1 4.15 1 9 20 1

WEST DIVISION(4) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
2 Vegas Golden Knights 4 0 0 5.83 8 16 7 28
4 Colorado Avalanche 2 2 0 5.40 4 14 10 26
15 Minnesota Wild 3 1 0 5.12 6 11 9 25
19 St. Louis Blues 2 1 1 4.96 5 10 15 10
22 San Jose Sharks 2 2 0 4.73 4 13 14 16
25 Anaheim Ducks 1 2 1 4.61 3 6 10 2
27 Arizona Coyotes 1 2 1 4.61 3 12 16 3
29 Los Angeles Kings 1 1 2 4.47 4 12 13 11


Recent Games

MONDAY JANUARY 18 Columbus 3 at Detroit 2 Boston 0 at NY Islanders 1 Winnipeg 1 at Toronto 3 Buffalo 6 at Philadelphia 1 Carolina 4 at Nashville 2 San Jose 4 at St. Louis 5 Montreal 3 at Edmonton 1 Vancouver 2 at Calgary 5 Minnesota 0 at Anaheim 1 Arizona 2 at Vegas 4 TUESDAY JANUARY 19 Buffalo 0 at Philadelphia 3 Chicago 4 at Florida 5 (OT) New Jersey 4 at NY Rangers 3 Washington 4 at Pittsburgh 5 (OT) Winnipeg 4 at Ottawa 3 (OT) Columbus 2 at Detroit 3 (OT) Colorado 3 at Los Angeles 2 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 Edmonton 3 at Toronto 1 San Jose 2 at St. Louis 1 (SO) Minnesota 3 at Anaheim 2 Arizona 2 at Vegas 5 Montreal 5 at Vancouver 6 (SO) THURSDAY JANUARY 21 New Jersey 1 at NY Islanders 4 Philadelphia 4 at Boston 5 (SO) Tampa Bay 3 at Columbus 2 (OT) Winnipeg 4 at Ottawa 1 Montreal 7 at Vancouver 3 Colorado 2 at Los Angeles 4



Upcoming Games (All Times Eastern)

FRIDAY JANUARY 22 Buffalo at Washington, 7:00 Edmonton at Toronto, 7:00 NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:00 (NHL Network) Detroit at Chicago, 8:00 San Jose at Minnesota, 8:00 Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 Vegas at Arizona, 9:00 Colorado at Anaheim, 10:00 SATURDAY JANUARY 23 Tampa Bay at Columbus, 2:00 (NHL Network) Philadelphia at Boston, 7:00 (NHL Network) Montreal at Vancouver, 7:00 Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:00 Ottawa at Winnipeg, 10:00 (NHL Network) SUNDAY JANUARY 24 Detroit at Chicago, 12:30 (NBC) Buffalo at Washington, 3:00 Toronto at Calgary, 4:00 (NHL Network) Vegas at Arizona, 4:00 NY Islanders at New Jersey, 7:00 NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:00 Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:00 Nashville at Dallas, 8:00 (NHL Network) San Jose at Minnesota, 8:00 Colorado at Anaheim, 8:00 Edmonton at Winnipeg, 9:00