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      44 15 232 159 -0.008 29.129    1  0.768    1  0.268    1  0.256    1 0.5585  1.223  0.449  0.062  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    36 22 206 164  0.001 29.008    2  0.527    2  0.131    4  0.131    2 0.5289  1.185  0.276 -0.014  0.000
FLAMES         35 23 212 174  0.014 29.322    3  0.494    3  0.119    2  0.145    3 0.5256  1.253  0.378 -0.087  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 23 169 138  0.006 29.128    4  0.485    4  0.115    3  0.133    4 0.5249  0.767 -0.204  0.470  0.000
JETS           36 23 202 171 -0.032 28.829    5  0.464    5  0.108   10  0.069    5 0.5225  1.146  0.164 -0.026  0.000
SHARKS         35 24 214 184 -0.011 29.235    6  0.439    6  0.096    5  0.110    6 0.5221  1.301  0.406 -0.186  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   33 24 185 172 -0.020 28.191    7  0.389    7  0.075   13  0.027    7 0.5176  1.140  0.115 -0.061  0.000
BRUINS         34 25 175 150 -0.025 28.940    8  0.382    8  0.072    7  0.101    8 0.5160  0.852 -0.146  0.349  0.000
PREDATORS      34 27 186 160  0.000 30.536    9  0.366    9  0.064    6  0.107    9 0.5133  0.949 -0.033  0.247  0.000
CAPITALS       32 27 199 189 -0.011 29.398   10  0.325   10  0.042   12  0.031   10 0.5088  1.229  0.233 -0.170  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          31 27 174 162  0.007 29.251   11  0.324   11  0.040    9  0.072   11 0.5085  0.995 -0.015  0.159  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 28 180 169 -0.011 29.876   12  0.311   12  0.032   11  0.040   12 0.5071  1.000 -0.042  0.122  0.000
PENGUINS       31 28 206 184  0.006 29.662   13  0.309   13  0.029    8  0.099   13 0.5068  1.242  0.318 -0.119  0.000
CANADIENS      31 28 176 174 -0.000 29.716   14  0.305   14  0.028   15  0.004   15 0.5058  1.013 -0.062  0.070  0.000
HURRICANES     31 28 173 165 -0.001 29.638   15  0.303   15  0.026   14  0.018   14 0.5063  0.957 -0.113  0.150  0.000
STARS          29 29 145 149  0.014 29.538   16  0.278   16  0.007   17 -0.003   16 0.5015  0.721 -0.387  0.381  0.000
SABRES         28 30 168 181 -0.003 29.228   17  0.244   17 -0.019   18 -0.055   17 0.4968  1.028 -0.103 -0.006  0.000
FLYERS         28 31 176 196 -0.019 29.395   18  0.219   18 -0.036   26 -0.093   18 0.4920  1.137 -0.010 -0.176  0.000
COYOTES        26 32 152 167  0.007 29.464   19  0.193   19 -0.053   22 -0.071   20 0.4883  0.889 -0.279  0.136  0.000
WILD           27 32 164 176 -0.022 29.291   20  0.190   20 -0.056   19 -0.063   21 0.4871  0.980 -0.168  0.042  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
PANTHERS       25 32 177 197  0.019 29.244   21  0.183   21 -0.058   20 -0.063   19 0.4884  1.168  0.059 -0.186  0.000
CANUCKS        26 34 170 188  0.015 30.707   22  0.171   22 -0.066   23 -0.080   22 0.4853  1.012 -0.148 -0.012  0.000
RANGERS        25 33 170 194  0.007 29.500   23  0.159   23 -0.072   25 -0.086   23 0.4851  1.122 -0.021 -0.150  0.000
OILERS         24 34 163 195  0.006 29.509   24  0.116   24 -0.091   28 -0.115   24 0.4795  1.094 -0.084 -0.145  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     24 35 192 216  0.015 30.177   25  0.109   25 -0.096   21 -0.069   25 0.4787  1.317  0.249 -0.386  0.000
AVALANCHE      23 35 186 192  0.025 29.774   26  0.094   26 -0.103   16  0.002   26 0.4770  1.221  0.192 -0.188  0.000
KINGS          23 35 141 179  0.001 29.436   27  0.056   27 -0.113   30 -0.134   28 0.4743  0.861 -0.372  0.104  0.000
DEVILS         23 36 173 204  0.018 30.275   28  0.054   28 -0.115   24 -0.084   27 0.4763  1.173  0.045 -0.214  0.000
DUCKS          23 36 133 187  0.003 30.120   29  0.038   29 -0.118   31 -0.207   29 0.4743  0.809 -0.501  0.087  0.000
RED WINGS      23 37 168 199 -0.004 30.290   30  0.010   30 -0.131   29 -0.116   30 0.4725  1.056 -0.132 -0.100  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 36 179 211 -0.010 29.139   31  0.000   31 -0.135   27 -0.114   31 0.4699  1.299  0.181 -0.408  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 35 23 212 174 0.014 29.322 3 0.494 3 0.119 2 0.145 3 0.5256 1.253 0.378 -0.087 0.000 SHARKS 35 24 214 184 -0.011 29.235 6 0.439 6 0.096 5 0.110 6 0.5221 1.301 0.406 -0.186 0.000 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 32 28 180 169 -0.011 29.876 12 0.311 12 0.032 11 0.040 12 0.5071 1.000 -0.042 0.122 0.000 COYOTES 26 32 152 167 0.007 29.464 19 0.193 19 -0.053 22 -0.071 20 0.4883 0.889 -0.279 0.136 0.000 CANUCKS 26 34 170 188 0.015 30.707 22 0.171 22 -0.066 23 -0.080 22 0.4853 1.012 -0.148 -0.012 0.000 OILERS 24 34 163 195 0.006 29.509 24 0.116 24 -0.091 28 -0.115 24 0.4795 1.094 -0.084 -0.145 0.000 KINGS 23 35 141 179 0.001 29.436 27 0.056 27 -0.113 30 -0.134 28 0.4743 0.861 -0.372 0.104 0.000 DUCKS 23 36 133 187 0.003 30.120 29 0.038 29 -0.118 31 -0.207 29 0.4743 0.809 -0.501 0.087 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 28.829 5 0.464 5 0.108 10 0.069 5 0.5225 1.146 0.164 -0.026 0.000 PREDATORS 34 27 186 160 0.000 30.536 9 0.366 9 0.064 6 0.107 9 0.5133 0.949 -0.033 0.247 0.000 BLUES 31 27 174 162 0.007 29.251 11 0.324 11 0.040 9 0.072 11 0.5085 0.995 -0.015 0.159 0.000 STARS 29 29 145 149 0.014 29.538 16 0.278 16 0.007 17 -0.003 16 0.5015 0.721 -0.387 0.381 0.000 WILD 27 32 164 176 -0.022 29.291 20 0.190 20 -0.056 19 -0.063 21 0.4871 0.980 -0.168 0.042 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 24 35 192 216 0.015 30.177 25 0.109 25 -0.096 21 -0.069 25 0.4787 1.317 0.249 -0.386 0.000 AVALANCHE 23 35 186 192 0.025 29.774 26 0.094 26 -0.103 16 0.002 26 0.4770 1.221 0.192 -0.188 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 44 15 232 159 -0.008 29.129 1 0.768 1 0.268 1 0.256 1 0.5585 1.223 0.449 0.062 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 36 22 206 164 0.001 29.008 2 0.527 2 0.131 4 0.131 2 0.5289 1.185 0.276 -0.014 0.000 BRUINS 34 25 175 150 -0.025 28.940 8 0.382 8 0.072 7 0.101 8 0.5160 0.852 -0.146 0.349 0.000 CANADIENS 31 28 176 174 -0.000 29.716 14 0.305 14 0.028 15 0.004 15 0.5058 1.013 -0.062 0.070 0.000 SABRES 28 30 168 181 -0.003 29.228 17 0.244 17 -0.019 18 -0.055 17 0.4968 1.028 -0.103 -0.006 0.000 PANTHERS 25 32 177 197 0.019 29.244 21 0.183 21 -0.058 20 -0.063 19 0.4884 1.168 0.059 -0.186 0.000 RED WINGS 23 37 168 199 -0.004 30.290 30 0.010 30 -0.131 29 -0.116 30 0.4725 1.056 -0.132 -0.100 0.000 SENATORS 22 36 179 211 -0.010 29.139 31 0.000 31 -0.135 27 -0.114 31 0.4699 1.299 0.181 -0.408 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 0.006 29.128 4 0.485 4 0.115 3 0.133 4 0.5249 0.767 -0.204 0.470 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 33 24 185 172 -0.020 28.191 7 0.389 7 0.075 13 0.027 7 0.5176 1.140 0.115 -0.061 0.000 CAPITALS 32 27 199 189 -0.011 29.398 10 0.325 10 0.042 12 0.031 10 0.5088 1.229 0.233 -0.170 0.000 PENGUINS 31 28 206 184 0.006 29.662 13 0.309 13 0.029 8 0.099 13 0.5068 1.242 0.318 -0.119 0.000 HURRICANES 31 28 173 165 -0.001 29.638 15 0.303 15 0.026 14 0.018 14 0.5063 0.957 -0.113 0.150 0.000 FLYERS 28 31 176 196 -0.019 29.395 18 0.219 18 -0.036 26 -0.093 18 0.4920 1.137 -0.010 -0.176 0.000 RANGERS 25 33 170 194 0.007 29.500 23 0.159 23 -0.072 25 -0.086 23 0.4851 1.122 -0.021 -0.150 0.000 DEVILS 23 36 173 204 0.018 30.275 28 0.054 28 -0.115 24 -0.084 27 0.4763 1.173 0.045 -0.214 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
ATLANTIC DIVISION     243 225 0.519    1  0.032
CENTRAL DIVISION      204 208 0.495    2  0.030
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 238 230 0.509    3  0.011
PACIFIC DIVISION      224 246 0.477    4 -0.072

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.127 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: Mon Feb 18 05:30:43 2019
games through: Sun Feb 17 2019

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