Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                             STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
LIGHTNING      58 29 314 248 -0.024 42.238    1  1.103    1  0.257    3  0.211    1 0.5381  1.226  0.443 -0.021  0.000
JETS           56 31 293 227  0.020 43.714    2  1.097    2  0.250    1  0.267    3 0.5360  1.063  0.295  0.239  0.000
PREDATORS      56 31 284 226  0.024 43.890    3  1.093    3  0.248    2  0.248    2 0.5362  1.015  0.218  0.277  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 55 31 279 231  0.008 42.930    4  1.070    4  0.232    5  0.181    4 0.5331  1.069  0.216  0.146  0.000
BRUINS         53 34 290 227 -0.014 42.587    5  0.963    5  0.168    4  0.211    5 0.5252  1.017  0.185  0.237  0.000
CAPITALS       52 35 277 254 -0.018 42.730    6  0.907    6  0.148   13  0.056    6 0.5226  1.091  0.117 -0.006  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    51 36 290 252 -0.003 43.126    7  0.886    7  0.138    8  0.116    7 0.5203  1.144  0.243 -0.011  0.000
SHARKS         49 37 268 233  0.004 42.869    8  0.829    8  0.116    6  0.140    9 0.5164  1.020  0.116  0.164  0.000
PENGUINS       50 37 292 260 -0.021 42.569    9  0.808    9  0.108   10  0.092    8 0.5166  1.174  0.256 -0.073  0.000
WILD           46 41 262 248  0.039 44.676   10  0.720   11  0.070   11  0.081   10 0.5103  1.029  0.069  0.094  0.000
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BLUES          44 38 226 222  0.018 41.560   11  0.716   10  0.070   15  0.015   11 0.5100  0.890 -0.156  0.187  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   47 40 257 248 -0.012 43.037   12  0.689   12  0.058   16  0.011   12 0.5099  0.959 -0.083  0.106  0.000
KINGS          45 41 242 210  0.015 43.267   13  0.676   14  0.047    7  0.129   14 0.5069  0.798 -0.141  0.399  0.000
AVALANCHE      45 42 272 254  0.036 44.542   14  0.674   13  0.048    9  0.095   13 0.5075  1.108  0.178  0.012  0.000
PANTHERS       44 38 248 246 -0.021 40.248   15  0.666   15  0.043   17  0.011   15 0.5067  1.087  0.067 -0.046  0.000
STARS          42 40 235 225  0.018 41.486   16  0.646   16  0.029   14  0.043   17 0.5043  0.940 -0.073  0.159  0.000
DUCKS          44 42 239 232  0.015 43.367   17  0.642   18  0.027   12  0.059   18 0.5034  0.882 -0.121  0.240  0.000
DEVILS         45 42 260 262  0.000 43.495   18  0.640   17  0.027   18 -0.016   16 0.5052  1.049 -0.006 -0.027  0.000
FLYERS         44 43 261 263 -0.008 43.209   19  0.608   19  0.003   19 -0.023   19 0.5013  1.042 -0.020 -0.025  0.000
FLAMES         37 45 218 248  0.004 41.292   20  0.480   20 -0.078   22 -0.113   20 0.4881  0.972 -0.193 -0.034  0.000
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
OILERS         36 46 234 263  0.006 41.388   21  0.437   21 -0.096   25 -0.148   21 0.4852  1.113 -0.060 -0.236  0.000
HURRICANES     36 46 228 256 -0.017 40.553   22  0.407   22 -0.110   21 -0.087   22 0.4843  1.032 -0.096 -0.078  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 47 264 296 -0.016 40.663   23  0.354   23 -0.129   23 -0.140   23 0.4814  1.331  0.231 -0.512  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     33 49 229 256  0.023 41.882   24  0.321   24 -0.144   20 -0.086   25 0.4785  1.059 -0.064 -0.109  0.000
RANGERS        34 48 231 268 -0.016 40.684   25  0.307   25 -0.148   26 -0.150   24 0.4785  1.082 -0.099 -0.200  0.000
CANUCKS        31 51 218 264  0.010 41.562   26  0.209   26 -0.193   28 -0.170   26 0.4710  1.048 -0.161 -0.179  0.000
RED WINGS      30 52 217 255 -0.019 40.572   27  0.151   27 -0.232   24 -0.141   27 0.4660  0.962 -0.232 -0.051  0.000
COYOTES        29 53 208 256  0.010 41.563   28  0.149   28 -0.233   27 -0.161   28 0.4654  0.943 -0.273 -0.049  0.000
CANADIENS      29 53 209 264 -0.019 40.770   29  0.119   29 -0.253   29 -0.235   29 0.4631  0.962 -0.326 -0.145  0.000
SENATORS       28 54 221 291 -0.018 40.900   30  0.093   30 -0.269   30 -0.300   30 0.4602  1.124 -0.197 -0.402  0.000
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
SABRES         25 57 199 280 -0.017 40.924   31  0.000   31 -0.327   31 -0.313   31 0.4515  0.996 -0.365 -0.262  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR GOLDEN KNIGHTS 55 31 279 231 0.008 42.930 4 1.070 4 0.232 5 0.181 4 0.5331 1.069 0.216 0.146 0.000 SHARKS 49 37 268 233 0.004 42.869 8 0.829 8 0.116 6 0.140 9 0.5164 1.020 0.116 0.164 0.000 KINGS 45 41 242 210 0.015 43.267 13 0.676 14 0.047 7 0.129 14 0.5069 0.798 -0.141 0.399 0.000 DUCKS 44 42 239 232 0.015 43.367 17 0.642 18 0.027 12 0.059 18 0.5034 0.882 -0.121 0.240 0.000 FLAMES 37 45 218 248 0.004 41.292 20 0.480 20 -0.078 22 -0.113 20 0.4881 0.972 -0.193 -0.034 0.000 OILERS 36 46 234 263 0.006 41.388 21 0.437 21 -0.096 25 -0.148 21 0.4852 1.113 -0.060 -0.236 0.000 CANUCKS 31 51 218 264 0.010 41.562 26 0.209 26 -0.193 28 -0.170 26 0.4710 1.048 -0.161 -0.179 0.000 COYOTES 29 53 208 256 0.010 41.563 28 0.149 28 -0.233 27 -0.161 28 0.4654 0.943 -0.273 -0.049 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR JETS 56 31 293 227 0.020 43.714 2 1.097 2 0.250 1 0.267 3 0.5360 1.063 0.295 0.239 0.000 PREDATORS 56 31 284 226 0.024 43.890 3 1.093 3 0.248 2 0.248 2 0.5362 1.015 0.218 0.277 0.000 WILD 46 41 262 248 0.039 44.676 10 0.720 11 0.070 11 0.081 10 0.5103 1.029 0.069 0.094 0.000 BLUES 44 38 226 222 0.018 41.560 11 0.716 10 0.070 15 0.015 11 0.5100 0.890 -0.156 0.187 0.000 AVALANCHE 45 42 272 254 0.036 44.542 14 0.674 13 0.048 9 0.095 13 0.5075 1.108 0.178 0.012 0.000 STARS 42 40 235 225 0.018 41.486 16 0.646 16 0.029 14 0.043 17 0.5043 0.940 -0.073 0.159 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 33 49 229 256 0.023 41.882 24 0.321 24 -0.144 20 -0.086 25 0.4785 1.059 -0.064 -0.109 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR LIGHTNING 58 29 314 248 -0.024 42.238 1 1.103 1 0.257 3 0.211 1 0.5381 1.226 0.443 -0.021 0.000 BRUINS 53 34 290 227 -0.014 42.587 5 0.963 5 0.168 4 0.211 5 0.5252 1.017 0.185 0.237 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 51 36 290 252 -0.003 43.126 7 0.886 7 0.138 8 0.116 7 0.5203 1.144 0.243 -0.011 0.000 PANTHERS 44 38 248 246 -0.021 40.248 15 0.666 15 0.043 17 0.011 15 0.5067 1.087 0.067 -0.046 0.000 RED WINGS 30 52 217 255 -0.019 40.572 27 0.151 27 -0.232 24 -0.141 27 0.4660 0.962 -0.232 -0.051 0.000 CANADIENS 29 53 209 264 -0.019 40.770 29 0.119 29 -0.253 29 -0.235 29 0.4631 0.962 -0.326 -0.145 0.000 SENATORS 28 54 221 291 -0.018 40.900 30 0.093 30 -0.269 30 -0.300 30 0.4602 1.124 -0.197 -0.402 0.000 SABRES 25 57 199 280 -0.017 40.924 31 0.000 31 -0.327 31 -0.313 31 0.4515 0.996 -0.365 -0.262 0.000

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR CAPITALS 52 35 277 254 -0.018 42.730 6 0.907 6 0.148 13 0.056 6 0.5226 1.091 0.117 -0.006 0.000 PENGUINS 50 37 292 260 -0.021 42.569 9 0.808 9 0.108 10 0.092 8 0.5166 1.174 0.256 -0.073 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 47 40 257 248 -0.012 43.037 12 0.689 12 0.058 16 0.011 12 0.5099 0.959 -0.083 0.106 0.000 DEVILS 45 42 260 262 0.000 43.495 18 0.640 17 0.027 18 -0.016 16 0.5052 1.049 -0.006 -0.027 0.000 FLYERS 44 43 261 263 -0.008 43.209 19 0.608 19 0.003 19 -0.023 19 0.5013 1.042 -0.020 -0.025 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 228 256 -0.017 40.553 22 0.407 22 -0.110 21 -0.087 22 0.4843 1.032 -0.096 -0.078 0.000 ISLANDERS 35 47 264 296 -0.016 40.663 23 0.354 23 -0.129 23 -0.140 23 0.4814 1.331 0.231 -0.512 0.000 RANGERS 34 48 231 268 -0.016 40.684 25 0.307 25 -0.148 26 -0.150 24 0.4785 1.082 -0.099 -0.200 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      322 272 0.542    1  0.128
PACIFIC DIVISION      326 346 0.485    2 -0.013
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 343 338 0.504    3 -0.042
ATLANTIC DIVISION     318 353 0.474    4 -0.075

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.126 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.015 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Sun Apr 22 05:30:28 2018
games through: Sat Apr 21 2018

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