Pro Hockey Power Ratings


Last updated: Monday, June 13, 2016 - final ratings

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
0.4 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
1 Washington Capitals 62 32 5.61
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 64 42 5.57
3 San Jose Sharks 60 46 5.42
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 57 42 5.35
5 St. Louis Blues 59 43 5.32
6 Florida Panthers 49 39 5.27
7 Dallas Stars 57 38 5.26
8 Anaheim Ducks 49 40 5.24
9 Chicago Blackhawks 50 39 5.24
10 Los Angeles Kings 49 38 5.14
11 New York Islanders 50 43 5.13
12 New York Rangers 47 40 5.13
13 Nashville Predators 48 48 5.09
14 Boston Bruins 42 40 5.05
15 Philadelphia Flyers 43 45 4.97
16 Minnesota Wild 40 48 4.96
17 Detroit Red Wings 42 45 4.88
18 Ottawa Senators 38 44 4.85
19 New Jersey Devils 38 44 4.85
20 Colorado Avalanche 39 43 4.84
21 Montreal Canadiens 38 44 4.82
22 Buffalo Sabres 35 47 4.78
23 Winnipeg Jets 35 47 4.78
24 Carolina Hurricanes 35 47 4.76
25 Columbus Blue Jackets 34 48 4.71
26 Calgary Flames 35 47 4.70
27 Arizona Coyotes 35 47 4.69
28 Edmonton Oilers 31 51 4.56
29 Vancouver Canucks 31 51 4.52
30 Toronto Maple Leafs 29 53 4.51


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 30 is weakest)


NHL 2015-2016
EASTERN CONFERENCE
METROPOLITAN DIVISION(1) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
1 Washington Capitals 62 22 10 5.61 120 281 215 8
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 64 31 11 5.57 104 318 258 1
11 New York Islanders 50 31 12 5.13 100 258 248 6
12 New York Rangers 47 31 9 5.13 101 246 238 5
15 Philadelphia Flyers 43 31 14 4.97 96 220 232 4
19 New Jersey Devils 38 36 8 4.85 84 184 208 20
24 Carolina Hurricanes 35 31 16 4.76 86 198 226 13
25 Columbus Blue Jackets 34 40 8 4.71 76 219 252 17

ATLANTIC DIVISION(3) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 57 36 6 5.35 97 275 241 9
6 Florida Panthers 49 27 12 5.27 103 253 218 23
14 Boston Bruins 42 31 9 5.05 93 240 230 29
17 Detroit Red Wings 42 34 11 4.88 93 219 236 12
18 Ottawa Senators 38 35 9 4.85 85 236 247 22
21 Montreal Canadiens 38 38 6 4.82 82 221 236 27
22 Buffalo Sabres 35 36 11 4.78 81 201 222 24
30 Toronto Maple Leafs 29 42 11 4.51 69 198 246 14


WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION(2) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
5 St. Louis Blues 59 32 11 5.32 107 281 257 3
7 Dallas Stars 57 27 11 5.26 109 302 272 16
9 Chicago Blackhawks 50 29 10 5.24 103 255 228 10
13 Nashville Predators 48 34 14 5.09 96 259 258 2
16 Minnesota Wild 40 37 11 4.96 87 233 227 11
20 Colorado Avalanche 39 39 4 4.84 82 216 240 17
23 Winnipeg Jets 35 39 8 4.78 78 215 239 18

PACIFIC DIVISION(4) W L OL Rating Pts GF GA SS
3 San Jose Sharks 60 36 10 5.42 98 316 266 7
8 Anaheim Ducks 49 29 11 5.24 103 236 206 30
10 Los Angeles Kings 49 32 6 5.14 102 236 211 19
26 Calgary Flames 35 40 7 4.70 77 231 260 28
27 Arizona Coyotes 35 39 8 4.69 78 209 245 25
28 Edmonton Oilers 31 43 8 4.56 70 203 245 26
29 Vancouver Canucks 31 38 13 4.52 75 191 243 21



PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND SUMMARY

EASTERN CONFERENCE
METROPOLITAN DIVISION

Washington vs. Philadelphia
Washington wins series 4-2


Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers 
Pittsburgh wins series 4-1



ATLANTIC DIVISION

Florida vs. NY Islanders
NY Islanders win series 4-2


Tampa Bay vs. Detroit
Tampa Bay wins series 4-1




WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION

Dallas vs. Minnesota
Dallas wins series 4-2


St. Louis vs. Chicago
St. Louis wins series 4-3



PACIFIC DIVISION

Anaheim vs. Nashville
Nashville wins series 4-3


Los Angeles vs. San Jose
San Jose wins series 4-1




PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND SUMMARY


EASTERN CONFERENCE
METROPOLITAN DIVISION

Washington vs. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh wins series 4-2


ATLANTIC DIVISION

Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders
Tampa Bay wins series 4-1




WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION

Dallas vs. St. Louis
St. Louis wins series 4-3


PACIFIC DIVISION

San Jose vs. Nashville
San Jose wins series 4-3



PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE FINALS SUMMARY


EASTERN CONFERENCE

Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh wins series 4-3



WESTERN CONFERENCE

St. Louis vs. San Jose
San Jose wins series 4-2




PLAYOFFS - 2016 STANLEY CUP FINALS


Pittsburgh vs. San Jose
Pittsburgh wins series 4-2

Game 1: 5/30 - San Jose 2  at Pittsburgh 3
Game 2: 6/1  - San Jose 1  at Pittsburgh 2 (OT)
Game 3: 6/4  - Pittsburgh 2  at San Jose 3 (OT)
Game 4: 6/6  - Pittsburgh 3  at San Jose 1
Game 5: 6/9  - San Jose 4  at Pittsburgh 2
Game 6: 6/12 - Pittsburgh 3  at San Jose 1