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      46 15 242 162 -0.005 30.239    1  0.817    1  0.294    1  0.286    1 0.5610  1.219  0.473  0.099  0.000
FLAMES         36 23 217 176  0.009 29.780    2  0.546    2  0.130    2  0.157    2 0.5271  1.256  0.393 -0.079  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    36 23 208 167  0.005 29.677    3  0.538    3  0.127    4  0.134    3 0.5266  1.174  0.263  0.005  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 23 169 138  0.007 29.216    4  0.519    4  0.120    3  0.137    4 0.5250  0.767 -0.200  0.475  0.000
JETS           36 23 202 171 -0.032 28.899    5  0.497    5  0.112   10  0.071    5 0.5225  1.145  0.164 -0.022  0.000
SHARKS         35 25 219 190 -0.011 29.815    6  0.447    6  0.090    6  0.111    6 0.5196  1.322  0.435 -0.213  0.000
BRUINS         35 25 181 155 -0.019 29.657    7  0.440    7  0.086    7  0.108    7 0.5183  0.876 -0.114  0.330  0.000
PREDATORS      35 27 191 163  0.003 31.176    8  0.418    8  0.077    5  0.117    8 0.5154  0.967 -0.003  0.238  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   33 26 188 180 -0.011 29.475    9  0.386    9  0.061   14  0.012    9 0.5140  1.134  0.090 -0.067  0.000
BLUES          32 27 177 164  0.009 29.864   10  0.372   11  0.051    9  0.077   10 0.5109  0.982 -0.027  0.180  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
CAPITALS       33 27 202 191 -0.014 29.893   11  0.369   10  0.051   11  0.034   11 0.5103  1.224  0.228 -0.160  0.000
PENGUINS       32 28 210 187  0.006 30.236   12  0.356   12  0.040    8  0.105   12 0.5084  1.244  0.325 -0.114  0.000
CANADIENS      32 28 179 176  0.000 30.263   13  0.350   13  0.038   16  0.008   13 0.5080  1.006 -0.067  0.083  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 29 180 172 -0.009 30.518   14  0.330   14  0.024   12  0.027   14 0.5048  0.981 -0.078  0.131  0.000
HURRICANES     31 29 174 167 -0.006 30.101   15  0.318   15  0.015   15  0.011   15 0.5036  0.940 -0.141  0.162  0.000
STARS          29 30 148 154  0.015 30.155   16  0.295   16 -0.002   17 -0.009   16 0.4995  0.742 -0.373  0.354  0.000
SABRES         28 31 170 185 -0.002 29.833   17  0.258   17 -0.029   19 -0.063   17 0.4949  1.027 -0.114 -0.012  0.000
FLYERS         28 32 178 201 -0.014 30.118   18  0.234   18 -0.045   26 -0.103   18 0.4909  1.138 -0.019 -0.187  0.000
PANTHERS       26 32 181 199  0.016 29.739   19  0.225   19 -0.052   18 -0.058   19 0.4905  1.168  0.063 -0.179  0.000
COYOTES        27 33 157 174  0.010 30.636   20  0.224   20 -0.053   21 -0.079   20 0.4888  0.885 -0.291  0.133  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
RANGERS        26 33 172 195  0.009 30.127   21  0.205   21 -0.063   22 -0.081   21 0.4876  1.107 -0.036 -0.126  0.000
CANUCKS        26 34 170 188  0.015 30.764   22  0.194   22 -0.069   23 -0.083   22 0.4852  1.011 -0.152 -0.014  0.000
WILD           27 33 164 180 -0.031 29.682   23  0.189   23 -0.071   24 -0.088   23 0.4846  0.973 -0.201  0.025  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     25 35 200 223  0.009 30.601   24  0.147   24 -0.092   20 -0.071   24 0.4806  1.355  0.298 -0.440  0.000
AVALANCHE      24 35 189 192  0.023 30.281   25  0.139   25 -0.097   13  0.017   25 0.4795  1.202  0.183 -0.149  0.000
OILERS         24 35 165 198  0.001 29.982   26  0.109   26 -0.106   29 -0.122   26 0.4776  1.084 -0.105 -0.139  0.000
DUCKS          24 36 137 187  0.001 30.607   27  0.086   27 -0.113   31 -0.194   27 0.4764  0.804 -0.493  0.105  0.000
DEVILS         23 37 176 208  0.017 30.835   28  0.054   29 -0.128   25 -0.090   28 0.4743  1.174  0.039 -0.219  0.000
KINGS          23 36 143 182 -0.003 29.909   29  0.051   28 -0.128   30 -0.144   29 0.4723  0.857 -0.387  0.100  0.000
RED WINGS      23 37 168 199 -0.005 30.351   30  0.030   30 -0.136   28 -0.119   30 0.4723  1.054 -0.138 -0.101  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
SENATORS       22 37 186 219 -0.010 29.716   31  0.000   31 -0.149   27 -0.119   31 0.4682  1.337  0.227 -0.464  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 FLAMES 36 23 217 176 0.009 29.780 2 0.546 2 0.130 2 0.157 2 0.5271 1.256 0.393 -0.079 0.000 SHARKS 35 25 219 190 -0.011 29.815 6 0.447 6 0.090 6 0.111 6 0.5196 1.322 0.435 -0.213 0.000 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 29 180 172 -0.009 30.518 14 0.330 14 0.024 12 0.027 14 0.5048 0.981 -0.078 0.131 0.000 COYOTES 27 33 157 174 0.010 30.636 20 0.224 20 -0.053 21 -0.079 20 0.4888 0.885 -0.291 0.133 0.000 CANUCKS 26 34 170 188 0.015 30.764 22 0.194 22 -0.069 23 -0.083 22 0.4852 1.011 -0.152 -0.014 0.000 OILERS 24 35 165 198 0.001 29.982 26 0.109 26 -0.106 29 -0.122 26 0.4776 1.084 -0.105 -0.139 0.000 DUCKS 24 36 137 187 0.001 30.607 27 0.086 27 -0.113 31 -0.194 27 0.4764 0.804 -0.493 0.105 0.000 KINGS 23 36 143 182 -0.003 29.909 29 0.051 28 -0.128 30 -0.144 29 0.4723 0.857 -0.387 0.100 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 36 23 202 171 -0.032 28.899 5 0.497 5 0.112 10 0.071 5 0.5225 1.145 0.164 -0.022 0.000 PREDATORS 35 27 191 163 0.003 31.176 8 0.418 8 0.077 5 0.117 8 0.5154 0.967 -0.003 0.238 0.000 BLUES 32 27 177 164 0.009 29.864 10 0.372 11 0.051 9 0.077 10 0.5109 0.982 -0.027 0.180 0.000 STARS 29 30 148 154 0.015 30.155 16 0.295 16 -0.002 17 -0.009 16 0.4995 0.742 -0.373 0.354 0.000 WILD 27 33 164 180 -0.031 29.682 23 0.189 23 -0.071 24 -0.088 23 0.4846 0.973 -0.201 0.025 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 25 35 200 223 0.009 30.601 24 0.147 24 -0.092 20 -0.071 24 0.4806 1.355 0.298 -0.440 0.000 AVALANCHE 24 35 189 192 0.023 30.281 25 0.139 25 -0.097 13 0.017 25 0.4795 1.202 0.183 -0.149 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 46 15 242 162 -0.005 30.239 1 0.817 1 0.294 1 0.286 1 0.5610 1.219 0.473 0.099 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 36 23 208 167 0.005 29.677 3 0.538 3 0.127 4 0.134 3 0.5266 1.174 0.263 0.005 0.000 BRUINS 35 25 181 155 -0.019 29.657 7 0.440 7 0.086 7 0.108 7 0.5183 0.876 -0.114 0.330 0.000 CANADIENS 32 28 179 176 0.000 30.263 13 0.350 13 0.038 16 0.008 13 0.5080 1.006 -0.067 0.083 0.000 SABRES 28 31 170 185 -0.002 29.833 17 0.258 17 -0.029 19 -0.063 17 0.4949 1.027 -0.114 -0.012 0.000 PANTHERS 26 32 181 199 0.016 29.739 19 0.225 19 -0.052 18 -0.058 19 0.4905 1.168 0.063 -0.179 0.000 RED WINGS 23 37 168 199 -0.005 30.351 30 0.030 30 -0.136 28 -0.119 30 0.4723 1.054 -0.138 -0.101 0.000 SENATORS 22 37 186 219 -0.010 29.716 31 0.000 31 -0.149 27 -0.119 31 0.4682 1.337 0.227 -0.464 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 ISLANDERS 35 23 169 138 0.007 29.216 4 0.519 4 0.120 3 0.137 4 0.5250 0.767 -0.200 0.475 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 33 26 188 180 -0.011 29.475 9 0.386 9 0.061 14 0.012 9 0.5140 1.134 0.090 -0.067 0.000 CAPITALS 33 27 202 191 -0.014 29.893 11 0.369 10 0.051 11 0.034 11 0.5103 1.224 0.228 -0.160 0.000 PENGUINS 32 28 210 187 0.006 30.236 12 0.356 12 0.040 8 0.105 12 0.5084 1.244 0.325 -0.114 0.000 HURRICANES 31 29 174 167 -0.006 30.101 15 0.318 15 0.015 15 0.011 15 0.5036 0.940 -0.141 0.162 0.000 FLYERS 28 32 178 201 -0.014 30.118 18 0.234 18 -0.045 26 -0.103 18 0.4909 1.138 -0.019 -0.187 0.000 RANGERS 26 33 172 195 0.009 30.127 21 0.205 21 -0.063 22 -0.081 21 0.4876 1.107 -0.036 -0.126 0.000 DEVILS 23 37 176 208 0.017 30.835 28 0.054 29 -0.128 25 -0.090 28 0.4743 1.174 0.039 -0.219 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION     248 228 0.521    1  0.037
CENTRAL DIVISION      208 210 0.498    2  0.029
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 241 235 0.506    3  0.006
PACIFIC DIVISION      227 251 0.475    4 -0.073

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.124 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.009 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Wed Feb 20 05:30:36 2019
games through: Tue Feb 19 2019

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