Pro Hockey Power Ratings

 

Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2018 - thru games of April 15


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 Nashville Predators 55 29 5.60 1
2 Winnipeg Jets 54 31 5.53 2
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 56 28 5.52 3
4 Boston Bruins 52 32 5.48 4
5 Vegas Golden Knights 54 31 5.43 5
6 San Jose Sharks 47 37 5.27 7
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 49 35 5.27 6
8 Los Angeles Kings 45 40 5.25 8
9 Pittsburgh Penguins 49 36 5.24 9
10 Minnesota Wild 46 39 5.24 10
11 Washington Capitals 49 35 5.21 11
12 Anaheim Ducks 44 40 5.17 12
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 47 37 5.15 13
14 Colorado Avalanche 43 41 5.13 14
15 St. Louis Blues 44 38 5.11 15
16 Dallas Stars 42 40 5.08 16
17 Florida Panthers 44 38 5.08 17
18 New Jersey Devils 44 40 5.04 18
19 Philadelphia Flyers 43 42 4.99 19
20 Calgary Flames 37 45 4.78 20
21 Carolina Hurricanes 36 46 4.78 21
22 Edmonton Oilers 36 46 4.72 22
23 Chicago Blackhawks 33 49 4.71 23
24 New York Islanders 35 47 4.67 24
25 New York Rangers 34 48 4.62 25
26 Vancouver Canucks 31 51 4.61 26
27 Detroit Red Wings 30 52 4.61 27
28 Arizona Coyotes 29 53 4.58 28
29 Montreal Canadiens 29 53 4.48 29
30 Ottawa Senators 28 54 4.36 30
31 Buffalo Sabres 25 57 4.30 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 2017-2018
EASTERN CONFERENCE
METROPOLITAN DIVISION(3) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
9 Pittsburgh Penguins 49 30 6 5.24 100 285 256 29
11 Washington Capitals 49 26 9 5.21 105 266 248 28
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 47 30 7 5.15 97 251 237 25
18 New Jersey Devils 44 31 9 5.04 97 253 254 17
19 Philadelphia Flyers 43 28 14 4.99 98 257 256 22
21 Carolina Hurricanes 36 35 11 4.78 83 228 256 23
24 New York Islanders 35 37 10 4.67 80 264 296 20
25 New York Rangers 34 39 9 4.62 77 231 268 21

ATLANTIC DIVISION(4) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 56 23 5 5.52 113 306 241 31
4 Boston Bruins 52 20 12 5.48 112 282 218 30
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 49 28 7 5.27 105 281 244 26
17 Florida Panthers 44 30 8 5.08 96 248 246 27
27 Detroit Red Wings 30 39 13 4.61 73 217 255 19
29 Montreal Canadiens 29 40 13 4.48 71 209 264 18
30 Ottawa Senators 28 43 11 4.36 67 221 291 16
31 Buffalo Sabres 25 45 12 4.30 62 199 280 12


WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION(1) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
1 Nashville Predators 55 18 11 5.60 117 277 217 13
2 Winnipeg Jets 54 21 10 5.53 114 286 227 11
10 Minnesota Wild 46 28 11 5.24 101 262 241 3
14 Colorado Avalanche 43 32 9 5.13 95 263 247 2
15 St. Louis Blues 44 32 6 5.11 94 226 222 7
16 Dallas Stars 42 32 8 5.08 92 235 225 6
23 Chicago Blackhawks 33 39 10 4.71 76 229 256 1

PACIFIC DIVISION(2) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
5 Vegas Golden Knights 54 24 7 5.43 109 278 231 24
6 San Jose Sharks 47 27 10 5.27 100 258 231 15
8 Los Angeles Kings 45 31 9 5.25 98 242 209 9
12 Anaheim Ducks 44 27 13 5.17 101 237 222 14
20 Calgary Flames 37 35 10 4.78 84 218 248 10
22 Edmonton Oilers 36 40 6 4.72 78 234 263 8
26 Vancouver Canucks 31 40 11 4.61 73 218 264 5
28 Arizona Coyotes 29 41 12 4.58 70 208 256 4



2018 NHL PLAYOFFS (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

FIRST ROUND

EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

ATLANTIC DIVISION PLAYOFFS

1) Tampa Bay  vs.  W) New Jersey
Tampa Bay leads series 2-0

Game 1 - 4/12 - New Jersey 2  at Tampa Bay 5
Game 2 - 4/14 - New Jersey 3  at Tampa Bay 5
Game 3 - 4/16 - Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30  (CNBC)
Game 4 - 4/18 - Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30  (Golf Channel)
Game 5 - 4/21 - New Jersey at Tampa Bay, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/23 - Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/25 - New Jersey at Tampa Bay, TBD  (if necessary)


2) Boston  vs.  3) Toronto
Boston leads series 2-0

Game 1 - 4/12 - Toronto 1  at Boston 5
Game 2 - 4/14 - Toronto 3  at Boston 7
Game 3 - 4/16 - Boston at Toronto, 7:00  (NBCSN)
Game 4 - 4/19 - Boston at Toronto, 7:00  (NBCSN)
Game 5 - 4/21 - Toronto at Boston, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/23 - Boston at Toronto, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/25 - Toronto at Boston, TBD  (if necessary) 



METROPOLITAN DIVISION PLAYOFFS

1) Washington  vs.  W) Columbus
Columbus leads series 2-0

Game 1 - 4/12 - Columbus 4  at Washington 3  (OT)
Game 2 - 4/15 - Columbus 5  at Washington 4  (OT)
Game 3 - 4/17 - Washington at Columbus, 7:30  (NBCSN)
Game 4 - 4/19 - Washington at Columbus, 7:30  (USA)
Game 5 - 4/21 - Columbus at Washington, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/23 - Washington at Columbus, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/25 - Columbus at Washington, TBD  (if necessary)


2) Pittsburgh  vs.  3) Philadelphia
Pittsburgh leads series 2-1

Game 1 - 4/11 - Philadelphia 0  at Pittsburgh 7
Game 2 - 4/13 - Philadelphia 5  at Pittsburgh 1
Game 3 - 4/15 - Pittsburgh 5  at Philadelphia 1
Game 4 - 4/18 - Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:00  (NBCSN)
Game 5 - 4/20 - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:00  (NBCSN)
Game 6 - 4/22 - Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/24 - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD  (if necessary)



WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

CENTRAL DIVISION PLAYOFFS

1) Nashville  vs.  W) Colorado
Nashville leads series 2-0

Game 1 - 4/12 - Colorado 2  at Nashville 5
Game 2 - 4/14 - Colorado 4  at Nashville 5
Game 3 - 4/16 - Nashville at Colorado, 10:00  (NBCSN)
Game 4 - 4/18 - Nashville at Colorado, 10:00  (NBCSN)
Game 5 - 4/20 - Colorado at Nashville, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/22 - Nashville at Colorado, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/24 - Colorado at Nashville, TBD  (if necessary)


2) Winnipeg  vs.  3) Minnesota
Winnipeg leads series 2-1

Game 1 - 4/11 - Minnesota 2  at Winnipeg 3
Game 2 - 4/13 - Minnesota 1  at Winnipeg 4
Game 3 - 4/15 - Winnipeg 2  at Minnesota 6
Game 4 - 4/17 - Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8:00  (CNBC)
Game 5 - 4/20 - Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30  (USA)
Game 6 - 4/22 - Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/25 - Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBD  (if necessary) 



PACIFIC DIVISION PLAYOFFS

1) Vegas  vs.  W) Los Angeles
Vegas leads series 3-0

Game 1 - 4/11 - Los Angeles 0  at Vegas 1
Game 2 - 4/13 - Los Angeles 1  at Vegas 2  (2OT)
Game 3 - 4/15 - Vegas 3  at Los Angeles 2
Game 4 - 4/17 - Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30  (NBCSN)
Game 5 - 4/19 - Los Angeles at Vegas, 10:00  (NBCSN)  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/21 - Vegas at Los Angeles, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/23 - Los Angeles at Vegas, TBD  (if necessary)


2) Anaheim  vs.  3) San Jose
San Jose leads series 2-0

Game 1 - 4/12 - San Jose 3  at Anaheim 0
Game 2 - 4/14 - San Jose 3  at Anaheim 2
Game 3 - 4/16 - Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30  (CNBC)
Game 4 - 4/18 - Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30  (Golf Channel)
Game 5 - 4/20 - San Jose at Anaheim, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 6 - 4/22 - Anaheim at San Jose, TBD  (if necessary)
Game 7 - 4/24 - San Jose at Anaheim, TBD  (if necessary)