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      62 24 333 241  0.002 42.495    1  1.029    1  0.331    1  0.275    1 0.5537  1.262  0.535  0.014  0.000
ISLANDERS      52 34 242 202  0.003 42.773    2  0.774    2  0.156    4  0.142    2 0.5253  0.722 -0.224  0.509  0.000
BRUINS         53 36 282 232  0.003 44.202    3  0.746    4  0.143    2  0.181    4 0.5237  0.939  0.046  0.317  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   51 35 277 240  0.016 43.211    4  0.742    3  0.144    5  0.119    3 0.5247  1.065  0.131  0.108  0.000
FLAMES         51 36 300 244 -0.015 42.640    5  0.672    5  0.118    3  0.156    6 0.5186  1.164  0.290  0.022  0.000
CAPITALS       51 38 298 270  0.005 44.400    6  0.652    6  0.112    8  0.093    5 0.5187  1.190  0.261 -0.074  0.000
HURRICANES     50 39 266 243  0.010 44.625    7  0.607    7  0.096   14  0.073    7 0.5164  0.948 -0.052  0.198  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    49 40 303 274  0.019 44.914    8  0.580    8  0.086    9  0.081    9 0.5139  1.233  0.304 -0.142  0.000
PREDATORS      49 39 252 232  0.003 43.857    9  0.579    9  0.085   13  0.075   10 0.5138  0.920 -0.082  0.231  0.000
JETS           49 39 288 260  0.004 43.925   10  0.578   10  0.085   15  0.059   11 0.5137  1.169  0.200 -0.081  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
SHARKS         50 39 312 286 -0.010 43.899   11  0.577   11  0.084   10  0.078   12 0.5133  1.306  0.398 -0.242  0.000
BLUES          49 39 263 239  0.000 43.742   12  0.573   12  0.082    7  0.095    8 0.5139  0.954 -0.023  0.214  0.000
CANADIENS      44 38 249 236 -0.002 40.747   13  0.512   14  0.049   17  0.038   13 0.5086  1.022 -0.001  0.078  0.000
STARS          47 41 228 214  0.002 43.865   14  0.511   13  0.051   16  0.055   14 0.5085  0.713 -0.320  0.430  0.000
PENGUINS       44 42 279 255  0.007 42.979   15  0.470   15  0.018    6  0.097   15 0.5040  1.139  0.199 -0.005  0.000
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 46 43 274 253 -0.008 43.977   16  0.469   16  0.018   11  0.076   16 0.5034  1.026  0.041  0.110  0.000
AVALANCHE      42 45 277 257  0.009 43.568   17  0.423   17 -0.023   12  0.076   17 0.4964  1.092  0.121  0.031  0.000
COYOTES        39 43 213 223 -0.017 40.425   18  0.381   18 -0.048   19 -0.056   18 0.4924  0.814 -0.327  0.216  0.000
WILD           37 45 211 237 -0.000 41.065   19  0.335   20 -0.072   21 -0.106   20 0.4880  0.896 -0.289  0.078  0.000
FLYERS         37 45 244 281  0.002 41.190   20  0.333   19 -0.072   23 -0.135   19 0.4885  1.187  0.028 -0.298  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
BLACKHAWKS     36 46 270 292 -0.000 41.006   21  0.295   21 -0.090   20 -0.068   22 0.4849  1.327  0.280 -0.416  0.000
PANTHERS       36 46 267 280 -0.001 40.918   22  0.293   22 -0.092   18 -0.034   21 0.4853  1.240  0.198 -0.266  0.000
CANUCKS        35 47 225 254 -0.009 40.807   23  0.236   23 -0.113   22 -0.134   23 0.4812  0.977 -0.227 -0.042  0.000
OILERS         35 47 232 274 -0.011 40.770   24  0.228   25 -0.115   24 -0.138   24 0.4812  1.107 -0.074 -0.201  0.000
DUCKS          35 47 199 251 -0.011 40.832   25  0.223   24 -0.115   30 -0.199   25 0.4809  0.871 -0.409  0.011  0.000
SABRES         33 49 226 271  0.002 41.234   26  0.146   26 -0.143   28 -0.172   26 0.4766  1.037 -0.193 -0.151  0.000
RANGERS        32 50 227 272  0.002 41.208   27  0.106   27 -0.160   25 -0.145   27 0.4740  1.053 -0.147 -0.142  0.000
RED WINGS      32 50 227 277  0.001 41.214   28  0.104   28 -0.161   26 -0.162   28 0.4737  1.070 -0.145 -0.180  0.000
DEVILS         31 51 222 275  0.003 41.258   29  0.060   29 -0.180   27 -0.168   29 0.4711  1.063 -0.159 -0.177  0.000
KINGS          31 51 202 263 -0.008 40.910   30  0.048   30 -0.186   31 -0.201   30 0.4694  0.937 -0.339 -0.063  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       29 53 242 302  0.003 41.262   31  0.000   31 -0.216   29 -0.186   31 0.4650  1.268  0.082 -0.454  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 51 36 300 244 -0.015 42.640 5 0.672 5 0.118 3 0.156 6 0.5186 1.164 0.290 0.022 0.000 SHARKS 50 39 312 286 -0.010 43.899 11 0.577 11 0.084 10 0.078 12 0.5133 1.306 0.398 -0.242 0.000 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 46 43 274 253 -0.008 43.977 16 0.469 16 0.018 11 0.076 16 0.5034 1.026 0.041 0.110 0.000 COYOTES 39 43 213 223 -0.017 40.425 18 0.381 18 -0.048 19 -0.056 18 0.4924 0.814 -0.327 0.216 0.000 CANUCKS 35 47 225 254 -0.009 40.807 23 0.236 23 -0.113 22 -0.134 23 0.4812 0.977 -0.227 -0.042 0.000 OILERS 35 47 232 274 -0.011 40.770 24 0.228 25 -0.115 24 -0.138 24 0.4812 1.107 -0.074 -0.201 0.000 DUCKS 35 47 199 251 -0.011 40.832 25 0.223 24 -0.115 30 -0.199 25 0.4809 0.871 -0.409 0.011 0.000 KINGS 31 51 202 263 -0.008 40.910 30 0.048 30 -0.186 31 -0.201 30 0.4694 0.937 -0.339 -0.063 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 49 39 252 232 0.003 43.857 9 0.579 9 0.085 13 0.075 10 0.5138 0.920 -0.082 0.231 0.000 JETS 49 39 288 260 0.004 43.925 10 0.578 10 0.085 15 0.059 11 0.5137 1.169 0.200 -0.081 0.000 BLUES 49 39 263 239 0.000 43.742 12 0.573 12 0.082 7 0.095 8 0.5139 0.954 -0.023 0.214 0.000 STARS 47 41 228 214 0.002 43.865 14 0.511 13 0.051 16 0.055 14 0.5085 0.713 -0.320 0.430 0.000 AVALANCHE 42 45 277 257 0.009 43.568 17 0.423 17 -0.023 12 0.076 17 0.4964 1.092 0.121 0.031 0.000 WILD 37 45 211 237 -0.000 41.065 19 0.335 20 -0.072 21 -0.106 20 0.4880 0.896 -0.289 0.078 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 36 46 270 292 -0.000 41.006 21 0.295 21 -0.090 20 -0.068 22 0.4849 1.327 0.280 -0.416 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 62 24 333 241 0.002 42.495 1 1.029 1 0.331 1 0.275 1 0.5537 1.262 0.535 0.014 0.000 BRUINS 53 36 282 232 0.003 44.202 3 0.746 4 0.143 2 0.181 4 0.5237 0.939 0.046 0.317 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 49 40 303 274 0.019 44.914 8 0.580 8 0.086 9 0.081 9 0.5139 1.233 0.304 -0.142 0.000 CANADIENS 44 38 249 236 -0.002 40.747 13 0.512 14 0.049 17 0.038 13 0.5086 1.022 -0.001 0.078 0.000 PANTHERS 36 46 267 280 -0.001 40.918 22 0.293 22 -0.092 18 -0.034 21 0.4853 1.240 0.198 -0.266 0.000 SABRES 33 49 226 271 0.002 41.234 26 0.146 26 -0.143 28 -0.172 26 0.4766 1.037 -0.193 -0.151 0.000 RED WINGS 32 50 227 277 0.001 41.214 28 0.104 28 -0.161 26 -0.162 28 0.4737 1.070 -0.145 -0.180 0.000 SENATORS 29 53 242 302 0.003 41.262 31 0.000 31 -0.216 29 -0.186 31 0.4650 1.268 0.082 -0.454 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 52 34 242 202 0.003 42.773 2 0.774 2 0.156 4 0.142 2 0.5253 0.722 -0.224 0.509 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 51 35 277 240 0.016 43.211 4 0.742 3 0.144 5 0.119 3 0.5247 1.065 0.131 0.108 0.000 CAPITALS 51 38 298 270 0.005 44.400 6 0.652 6 0.112 8 0.093 5 0.5187 1.190 0.261 -0.074 0.000 HURRICANES 50 39 266 243 0.010 44.625 7 0.607 7 0.096 14 0.073 7 0.5164 0.948 -0.052 0.198 0.000 PENGUINS 44 42 279 255 0.007 42.979 15 0.470 15 0.018 6 0.097 15 0.5040 1.139 0.199 -0.005 0.000 FLYERS 37 45 244 281 0.002 41.190 20 0.333 19 -0.072 23 -0.135 19 0.4885 1.187 0.028 -0.298 0.000 RANGERS 32 50 227 272 0.002 41.208 27 0.106 27 -0.160 25 -0.145 27 0.4740 1.053 -0.147 -0.142 0.000 DEVILS 31 51 222 275 0.003 41.258 29 0.060 29 -0.180 27 -0.168 29 0.4711 1.063 -0.159 -0.177 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      309 294 0.512    1  0.040
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 348 334 0.510    2  0.015
ATLANTIC DIVISION     338 336 0.501    3  0.004
PACIFIC DIVISION      322 353 0.477    4 -0.076

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.130 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.010 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Apr 25 05:30:35 2019
games through: Wed Apr 24 2019

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