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
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 63 34 315 255  0.030 49.478    1  1.149    1  0.272    3  0.222    2 0.5376  1.047  0.229  0.215  0.000
LIGHTNING      65 34 346 284 -0.008 49.098    2  1.135    2  0.261    5  0.186    1 0.5379  1.202  0.385 -0.012  0.000
PREDATORS      60 35 308 253  0.040 48.853    3  1.118    3  0.245    2  0.241    3 0.5347  1.033  0.231  0.251  0.000
JETS           61 38 330 260  0.049 51.158    4  1.105    4  0.231    1  0.271    4 0.5327  1.065  0.299  0.243  0.000
CAPITALS       61 40 325 286  0.004 50.670    5  1.022    5  0.179    8  0.113    5 0.5273  1.062  0.138  0.088  0.000
BRUINS         55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.757    6  0.921    6  0.138    4  0.190    6 0.5212  1.024  0.170  0.210  0.000
MAPLE LEAFS    52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.247    7  0.886    7  0.131    9  0.110    7 0.5192  1.155  0.249 -0.029  0.000
SHARKS         51 41 282 255  0.017 46.612    8  0.800    8  0.099    7  0.115    9 0.5143  1.020  0.090  0.141  0.000
PENGUINS       53 41 314 284 -0.016 46.475    9  0.788    9  0.094   10  0.082    8 0.5151  1.179  0.251 -0.087  0.000
WILD           46 41 262 248  0.031 44.653   10  0.723   10  0.063   11  0.074   10 0.5092  1.029  0.059  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  0.010 41.528   11  0.719   11  0.063   15  0.007   11 0.5091  0.890 -0.166  0.181  0.000
KINGS          45 41 242 210  0.011 43.349   12  0.687   13  0.041    6  0.124   13 0.5063  0.799 -0.146  0.395  0.000
BLUE JACKETS   47 41 260 254 -0.013 43.730   13  0.686   12  0.045   17 -0.001   12 0.5080  0.975 -0.079  0.077  0.000
PANTHERS       44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.218   14  0.675   14  0.036   16  0.003   14 0.5058  1.087  0.058 -0.052  0.000
AVALANCHE      45 43 272 259  0.030 45.125   15  0.669   15  0.032   12  0.069   15 0.5054  1.103  0.144 -0.006  0.000
STARS          42 40 235 225  0.010 41.456   16  0.654   16  0.022   14  0.036   17 0.5033  0.940 -0.082  0.153  0.000
DUCKS          44 42 239 232  0.007 43.330   17  0.651   18  0.019   13  0.052   18 0.5026  0.882 -0.130  0.233  0.000
DEVILS         45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.447   18  0.649   17  0.020   18 -0.025   16 0.5044  1.050 -0.014 -0.035  0.000
FLYERS         44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.722   19  0.607   19 -0.014   19 -0.037   19 0.4991  1.069 -0.004 -0.070  0.000
FLAMES         37 45 218 248 -0.003 41.295   20  0.483   20 -0.085   22 -0.121   20 0.4872  0.972 -0.202 -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 -0.001 41.390   21  0.438   21 -0.104   25 -0.155   21 0.4844  1.113 -0.069 -0.241  0.000
HURRICANES     36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.566   22  0.409   22 -0.117   21 -0.094   22 0.4834  1.032 -0.106 -0.083  0.000
ISLANDERS      35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.677   23  0.355   23 -0.136   23 -0.147   23 0.4805  1.330  0.221 -0.516  0.000
BLACKHAWKS     33 49 229 256  0.016 41.861   24  0.321   24 -0.152   20 -0.094   25 0.4775  1.059 -0.073 -0.114  0.000
RANGERS        34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.697   25  0.308   25 -0.155   26 -0.157   24 0.4776  1.082 -0.108 -0.205  0.000
CANUCKS        31 51 218 264  0.003 41.555   26  0.214   26 -0.201   28 -0.177   26 0.4701  1.048 -0.170 -0.185  0.000
RED WINGS      30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.542   27  0.158   28 -0.240   24 -0.149   27 0.4651  0.962 -0.242 -0.057  0.000
COYOTES        29 53 208 256  0.004 41.586   28  0.157   27 -0.240   27 -0.167   28 0.4646  0.944 -0.281 -0.054  0.000
CANADIENS      29 53 209 264 -0.026 40.739   29  0.126   29 -0.261   29 -0.244   29 0.4622  0.962 -0.336 -0.151  0.000
SENATORS       28 54 221 291 -0.025 40.869   30  0.100   30 -0.277   30 -0.308   30 0.4593  1.124 -0.208 -0.408  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 40.894   31  0.000   31 -0.335   31 -0.322   31 0.4506  0.995 -0.376 -0.267  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 63 34 315 255 0.030 49.478 1 1.149 1 0.272 3 0.222 2 0.5376 1.047 0.229 0.215 0.000 SHARKS 51 41 282 255 0.017 46.612 8 0.800 8 0.099 7 0.115 9 0.5143 1.020 0.090 0.141 0.000 KINGS 45 41 242 210 0.011 43.349 12 0.687 13 0.041 6 0.124 13 0.5063 0.799 -0.146 0.395 0.000 DUCKS 44 42 239 232 0.007 43.330 17 0.651 18 0.019 13 0.052 18 0.5026 0.882 -0.130 0.233 0.000 FLAMES 37 45 218 248 -0.003 41.295 20 0.483 20 -0.085 22 -0.121 20 0.4872 0.972 -0.202 -0.039 0.000 OILERS 36 46 234 263 -0.001 41.390 21 0.438 21 -0.104 25 -0.155 21 0.4844 1.113 -0.069 -0.241 0.000 CANUCKS 31 51 218 264 0.003 41.555 26 0.214 26 -0.201 28 -0.177 26 0.4701 1.048 -0.170 -0.185 0.000 COYOTES 29 53 208 256 0.004 41.586 28 0.157 27 -0.240 27 -0.167 28 0.4646 0.944 -0.281 -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 0.040 48.853 3 1.118 3 0.245 2 0.241 3 0.5347 1.033 0.231 0.251 0.000 JETS 61 38 330 260 0.049 51.158 4 1.105 4 0.231 1 0.271 4 0.5327 1.065 0.299 0.243 0.000 WILD 46 41 262 248 0.031 44.653 10 0.723 10 0.063 11 0.074 10 0.5092 1.029 0.059 0.088 0.000 BLUES 44 38 226 222 0.010 41.528 11 0.719 11 0.063 15 0.007 11 0.5091 0.890 -0.166 0.181 0.000 AVALANCHE 45 43 272 259 0.030 45.125 15 0.669 15 0.032 12 0.069 15 0.5054 1.103 0.144 -0.006 0.000 STARS 42 40 235 225 0.010 41.456 16 0.654 16 0.022 14 0.036 17 0.5033 0.940 -0.082 0.153 0.000 BLACKHAWKS 33 49 229 256 0.016 41.861 24 0.321 24 -0.152 20 -0.094 25 0.4775 1.059 -0.073 -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 -0.008 49.098 2 1.135 2 0.261 5 0.186 1 0.5379 1.202 0.385 -0.012 0.000 BRUINS 55 39 311 251 -0.003 46.757 6 0.921 6 0.138 4 0.190 6 0.5212 1.024 0.170 0.210 0.000 MAPLE LEAFS 52 37 297 260 -0.007 44.247 7 0.886 7 0.131 9 0.110 7 0.5192 1.155 0.249 -0.029 0.000 PANTHERS 44 38 248 246 -0.029 40.218 14 0.675 14 0.036 16 0.003 14 0.5058 1.087 0.058 -0.052 0.000 RED WINGS 30 52 217 255 -0.027 40.542 27 0.158 28 -0.240 24 -0.149 27 0.4651 0.962 -0.242 -0.057 0.000 CANADIENS 29 53 209 264 -0.026 40.739 29 0.126 29 -0.261 29 -0.244 29 0.4622 0.962 -0.336 -0.151 0.000 SENATORS 28 54 221 291 -0.025 40.869 30 0.100 30 -0.277 30 -0.308 30 0.4593 1.124 -0.208 -0.408 0.000 SABRES 25 57 199 280 -0.025 40.894 31 0.000 31 -0.335 31 -0.322 31 0.4506 0.995 -0.376 -0.267 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 61 40 325 286 0.004 50.670 5 1.022 5 0.179 8 0.113 5 0.5273 1.062 0.138 0.088 0.000 PENGUINS 53 41 314 284 -0.016 46.475 9 0.788 9 0.094 10 0.082 8 0.5151 1.179 0.251 -0.087 0.000 BLUE JACKETS 47 41 260 254 -0.013 43.730 13 0.686 12 0.045 17 -0.001 12 0.5080 0.975 -0.079 0.077 0.000 DEVILS 45 42 260 262 -0.008 43.447 18 0.649 17 0.020 18 -0.025 16 0.5044 1.050 -0.014 -0.035 0.000 FLYERS 44 44 266 271 -0.015 43.722 19 0.607 19 -0.014 19 -0.037 19 0.4991 1.069 -0.004 -0.070 0.000 HURRICANES 36 46 228 256 -0.023 40.566 22 0.409 22 -0.117 21 -0.094 22 0.4834 1.032 -0.106 -0.083 0.000 ISLANDERS 35 47 264 296 -0.022 40.677 23 0.355 23 -0.136 23 -0.147 23 0.4805 1.330 0.221 -0.516 0.000 RANGERS 34 48 231 268 -0.022 40.697 25 0.308 25 -0.155 26 -0.157 24 0.4776 1.082 -0.108 -0.205 0.000


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
CENTRAL DIVISION      331 284 0.538    1  0.116
PACIFIC DIVISION      336 353 0.488    2 -0.017
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 355 349 0.504    3 -0.042
ATLANTIC DIVISION     328 364 0.474    4 -0.089

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.118 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: Thu May 24 05:30:21 2018
games through: Wed May 23 2018

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