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      65 34 346 284 -0.005 49.184    1  1.138    1  0.261    5  0.187    1 0.5381  1.200  0.383 -0.008  0.000
PREDATORS      60 35 308 253  0.038 48.798    2  1.118    2  0.243    2  0.239    2 0.5345  1.033  0.228  0.250  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 64 38 329 275  0.034 52.272    3  1.114    3  0.240    3  0.198    3 0.5333  1.065  0.226  0.170  0.000
JETS           61 38 330 260  0.046 51.044    4  1.104    4  0.228    1  0.267    4 0.5323  1.064  0.293  0.242  0.000
CAPITALS       65 41 345 300  0.017 53.718    5  1.076    5  0.207    6  0.139    5 0.5312  1.078  0.182  0.096  0.000
BRUINS         55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.763    6  0.921    6  0.137    4  0.189    6 0.5211  1.024  0.168  0.211  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.250    7  0.886    7  0.131    9  0.110    7 0.5192  1.155  0.248 -0.028  0.000
PENGUINS       53 41 314 284 -0.013 46.563    9  0.791    8  0.095   10  0.083    8 0.5154  1.177  0.250 -0.083  0.000
SHARKS         51 41 282 255  0.013 46.477    8  0.793    9  0.095    8  0.112    9 0.5138  1.018  0.083  0.140  0.000
WILD           46 41 262 248  0.030 44.605   10  0.721   10  0.061   11  0.072   10 0.5090  1.029  0.056  0.088  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  0.009 41.486   11  0.718   11  0.061   15  0.006   11 0.5089  0.889 -0.169  0.181  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   47 41 260 254 -0.011 43.817   12  0.687   12  0.046   17  0.001   12 0.5083  0.973 -0.080  0.081  0.000
KINGS          45 41 242 210  0.007 43.243   13  0.681   13  0.039    7  0.121   13 0.5059  0.798 -0.152  0.394  0.000
PANTHERS       44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.220   14  0.674   14  0.035   16  0.003   14 0.5058  1.087  0.056 -0.051  0.000
AVALANCHE      45 43 272 259  0.028 45.079   15  0.667   15  0.031   12  0.068   15 0.5051  1.103  0.142 -0.006  0.000
DEVILS         45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.467   17  0.648   17  0.019   18 -0.025   16 0.5044  1.049 -0.016 -0.033  0.000
STARS          42 40 235 225  0.009 41.413   16  0.652   16  0.020   14  0.034   17 0.5031  0.940 -0.085  0.153  0.000
DUCKS          44 42 239 232  0.004 43.267   18  0.647   18  0.018   13  0.050   18 0.5023  0.882 -0.133  0.233  0.000
FLYERS         44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.743   19  0.605   19 -0.014   19 -0.037   19 0.4991  1.069 -0.005 -0.069  0.000
FLAMES         37 45 218 248 -0.005 41.238   20  0.479   20 -0.086   22 -0.122   20 0.4870  0.972 -0.204 -0.039  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 -0.003 41.333   21  0.433   21 -0.105   26 -0.157   21 0.4841  1.112 -0.072 -0.241  0.000
HURRICANES     36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.582   22  0.408   22 -0.117   20 -0.094   22 0.4834  1.031 -0.107 -0.081  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.693   23  0.354   23 -0.136   23 -0.147   23 0.4805  1.329  0.220 -0.514  0.000
RANGERS        34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.713   25  0.307   25 -0.155   25 -0.156   24 0.4776  1.081 -0.110 -0.203  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     33 49 229 256  0.014 41.818   24  0.317   24 -0.152   21 -0.095   25 0.4773  1.058 -0.075 -0.114  0.000
CANUCKS        31 51 218 264  0.001 41.498   26  0.211   26 -0.202   28 -0.179   26 0.4699  1.047 -0.173 -0.185  0.000
RED WINGS      30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.545   27  0.157   27 -0.239   24 -0.149   27 0.4651  0.962 -0.243 -0.056  0.000
COYOTES        29 53 208 256  0.002 41.518   28  0.154   28 -0.241   27 -0.169   28 0.4643  0.943 -0.284 -0.054  0.000
CANADIENS      29 53 209 264 -0.027 40.741   29  0.125   29 -0.261   29 -0.243   29 0.4622  0.962 -0.337 -0.150  0.000
SENATORS       28 54 221 291 -0.026 40.871   30  0.099   30 -0.277   30 -0.308   30 0.4593  1.123 -0.209 -0.406  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 -0.025 40.897   31  0.000   31 -0.335   31 -0.321   31 0.4505  0.995 -0.377 -0.266  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 64 38 329 275 0.034 52.272 3 1.114 3 0.240 3 0.198 3 0.5333 1.065 0.226 0.170 0.000 SHARKS 51 41 282 255 0.013 46.477 8 0.793 9 0.095 8 0.112 9 0.5138 1.018 0.083 0.140 0.000 KINGS 45 41 242 210 0.007 43.243 13 0.681 13 0.039 7 0.121 13 0.5059 0.798 -0.152 0.394 0.000 DUCKS 44 42 239 232 0.004 43.267 18 0.647 18 0.018 13 0.050 18 0.5023 0.882 -0.133 0.233 0.000 FLAMES 37 45 218 248 -0.005 41.238 20 0.479 20 -0.086 22 -0.122 20 0.4870 0.972 -0.204 -0.039 0.000 OILERS 36 46 234 263 -0.003 41.333 21 0.433 21 -0.105 26 -0.157 21 0.4841 1.112 -0.072 -0.241 0.000 CANUCKS 31 51 218 264 0.001 41.498 26 0.211 26 -0.202 28 -0.179 26 0.4699 1.047 -0.173 -0.185 0.000 COYOTES 29 53 208 256 0.002 41.518 28 0.154 28 -0.241 27 -0.169 28 0.4643 0.943 -0.284 -0.054 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 PREDATORS 60 35 308 253 0.038 48.798 2 1.118 2 0.243 2 0.239 2 0.5345 1.033 0.228 0.250 0.000 JETS 61 38 330 260 0.046 51.044 4 1.104 4 0.228 1 0.267 4 0.5323 1.064 0.293 0.242 0.000 WILD 46 41 262 248 0.030 44.605 10 0.721 10 0.061 11 0.072 10 0.5090 1.029 0.056 0.088 0.000 BLUES 44 38 226 222 0.009 41.486 11 0.718 11 0.061 15 0.006 11 0.5089 0.889 -0.169 0.181 0.000 AVALANCHE 45 43 272 259 0.028 45.079 15 0.667 15 0.031 12 0.068 15 0.5051 1.103 0.142 -0.006 0.000 STARS 42 40 235 225 0.009 41.413 16 0.652 16 0.020 14 0.034 17 0.5031 0.940 -0.085 0.153 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 33 49 229 256 0.014 41.818 24 0.317 24 -0.152 21 -0.095 25 0.4773 1.058 -0.075 -0.114 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 65 34 346 284 -0.005 49.184 1 1.138 1 0.261 5 0.187 1 0.5381 1.200 0.383 -0.008 0.000 BRUINS 55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.763 6 0.921 6 0.137 4 0.189 6 0.5211 1.024 0.168 0.211 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.250 7 0.886 7 0.131 9 0.110 7 0.5192 1.155 0.248 -0.028 0.000 PANTHERS 44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.220 14 0.674 14 0.035 16 0.003 14 0.5058 1.087 0.056 -0.051 0.000 RED WINGS 30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.545 27 0.157 27 -0.239 24 -0.149 27 0.4651 0.962 -0.243 -0.056 0.000 CANADIENS 29 53 209 264 -0.027 40.741 29 0.125 29 -0.261 29 -0.243 29 0.4622 0.962 -0.337 -0.150 0.000 SENATORS 28 54 221 291 -0.026 40.871 30 0.099 30 -0.277 30 -0.308 30 0.4593 1.123 -0.209 -0.406 0.000 SABRES 25 57 199 280 -0.025 40.897 31 0.000 31 -0.335 31 -0.321 31 0.4505 0.995 -0.377 -0.266 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 65 41 345 300 0.017 53.718 5 1.076 5 0.207 6 0.139 5 0.5312 1.078 0.182 0.096 0.000 PENGUINS 53 41 314 284 -0.013 46.563 9 0.791 8 0.095 10 0.083 8 0.5154 1.177 0.250 -0.083 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 47 41 260 254 -0.011 43.817 12 0.687 12 0.046 17 0.001 12 0.5083 0.973 -0.080 0.081 0.000 DEVILS 45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.467 17 0.648 17 0.019 18 -0.025 16 0.5044 1.049 -0.016 -0.033 0.000 FLYERS 44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.743 19 0.605 19 -0.014 19 -0.037 19 0.4991 1.069 -0.005 -0.069 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.582 22 0.408 22 -0.117 20 -0.094 22 0.4834 1.031 -0.107 -0.081 0.000 ISLANDERS 35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.693 23 0.354 23 -0.136 23 -0.147 23 0.4805 1.329 0.220 -0.514 0.000 RANGERS 34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.713 25 0.307 25 -0.155 25 -0.156 24 0.4776 1.081 -0.110 -0.203 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      331 284 0.538    1  0.115
PACIFIC DIVISION      337 357 0.486    2 -0.023
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 359 350 0.506    3 -0.038
ATLANTIC DIVISION     328 364 0.474    4 -0.089

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.119 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.014 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Jun  8 05:30:24 2018
games through: Thu Jun  7 2018

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