NHL Power Rankings Week 10: Familiar Names Sit at the Top

This week, Florida, Nashville, and Winnipeg each moved up two spots while Washington, Edmonton, and Calgary each fell two spots.

The new formula still includes adjusted points per game (regulation wins count for two while games going to overtime count for one) and five-on-five goal ratio, but it now includes the fenwick tied percentages. All three are weighted to give more importance to Fenwick tied, then to five-on-five ratio, and lastly to adjusted points per game.

Here we go:

Eastern Conference

This Week Last Week Rationale
Rating
Bruins_medium 1 1 The Bruins continue to lead the NHL, and a 6-0 win in Philadelphia went a long way toward ensuring they stay there.
1.317
Flyers_medium 2 3
Philadelphia moved up one spot largely due to having more regulation wins than the Rangers. Otherwise, the two teams are quite similar.
1.093
Rangers_medium 3 2
The Rangers drop out of the top two for the first time since Week 6.
1.068
Penguins_medium 4
4
Pittsburgh holds tight to the fourth spot, but there's definitely a gap between them and the top three.
0.984
Panthers_medium 5
7
The Panthers move back up two spots after falling two spots last week despite needing overtime in all three games last week.
0.959
Canadiens_medium 6
5
Montreal has a new coach, so maybe he can improve their 7-4-7 record in one-goal games.
0.940
Sabres_medium 7
6
The Sabres just missed out on maintaining the sixth spot, but the 8-3 loss in Pittsburgh ensured that wouldn't happen.
0.939
Jets_medium 8
10
Winnipeg continues to surprise as they are hanging around the playoff bubble. That has more to do with Montreal and Washington's struggles, but still. Not a bad team.
0.922
Maple_leafs_medium 9
9
The Maple Leafs sit 18th in Fenwick tied and 14th in five-on-five ratio. Pretty average team up in Toronto.
0.920
Capitals_medium 10
8
Washington drops two spots as they could only score three goals in three games last week. These aren't your Capitals of two years ago.
0.915
Devils_medium 11
12
The Devils have the 9th best Fenwick tied ratio in the league, but they are 24th in five-on-five ratio.
0.879
Senators_medium 12
11
Ottawa went 1-1-1 last week, but are still 21st in five-on-five ratio and 16th in Fenwick tied.
0.869
Lightning_medium 13
13
The Lightning continue to disappoint, sitting 26th in Fenwick tied and 22nd in five-on-five ratio. Not good in Tampa.
0.825
Islanders_medium 14 14 New York went 0-2-1 last week, but they beat the Wild in the shootout.
0.789
Hurricanes_medium 15 15 The Hurricanes went 1-0-2 last week, beating Vancouver in regulation. That's impressive for them. 
0.753

 

Western Conference


This Week Last Week Rationale
Rating
Red_wings_medium 1 1
The Red Wings beat Pittsburgh and L.A. by a combined score of 12-3, but lost to Nashville 4-3. Ho hum.
1.269
Blues_medium 2 2 St. Louis continues to impress, as they did before Hitchcock was hired. They went 2-0-1 last week.
1.235
Sharks_medium 3
3
The Sharks went 2-0-1 last week, further cementing themselves among the West's best teams.
1.123
Canucks_medium 4
4
Vancouver went 1-1-1 on a three game road trip against average-to-bad teams, but managed to stay in 4th.
1.086
Blackhawks_medium 5
5
The Blackhawks continue to win, going 2-0-1 last week, with Ray Emery winning each of his last five games.
1.023
Wild_medium 6
7
Minnesota moves up a spot again despite going 0-1-2 last week. They have four straight division games this week, three of which are on the road.
0.953
Coyotes_medium 7
8
The Coyotes went 1-2 last week, but still moved up a spot. They will face Florida, Carolina, St. Louis, and L.A. this week.
0.952
Oilers_medium 8
6
Edmonton dropped two spots after losing to Phoenix and San Jose last week. They sit 13th in Fenwick tied and 11th in five-on-five ratio.
0.929
Stars_medium 9
10
The Stars went 2-1 in their swing through New York and New Jersey, but they are still a middle of the pack team.
0.926
Predators_medium 10
12
Nashville went 2-0-1 last week, beating Detroit in regulation and St. Louis in a shootout. Good week for them, though they are still 28th in Fenwick tied.
0.899
Flames_medium 11
9
The Flames went 0-2-2 on the road last week, scoring a total of 9 goals.
0.882
Kings_medium 12
11
Los Angeles has a new coach, but after getting outscored 12-4 last week (thanks, Detroit), they have a long way to go.
0.832
Avalanche_medium 13
13
The Avalanche aren't much different from L.A., except for regulation wins.
0.782
Blue_jackets_medium 14
14
Columbus beat Vancouver in a shootout, but lost their other three games in regulation. Averaging two goals a game won't cut it.
0.741
Ducks_medium 15 15 The Ducks beat Phoenix 4-1. They then lost to Chicago and Winnipeg by a combined 9-4. Progress?
0.711

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