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    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
RANGERS        25 14 113  96  0.017 19.317    6  0.248    6  0.242   10  0.176    6 0.5355   31  0.790   19 -0.115    1  0.467
HURRICANES     25 10 119  80 -0.021 16.606    1  0.315    1  0.313    2  0.292    1 0.5468   23  0.961    9  0.189    2  0.396
KINGS          20 18 109  97  0.024 19.010   13  0.052   14  0.054   13  0.118   14 0.5068   30  0.828   20 -0.132    3  0.369
FLAMES         17 17 105  87  0.047 17.218   16  0.016   16  0.022    6  0.226   16 0.5038   25  0.947   14  0.105    4  0.346
ISLANDERS      11 19  67  84 -0.013 14.884   26 -0.198   26 -0.203   22 -0.140   26 0.4686   32  0.637   31 -0.585    5  0.304
MAPLE LEAFS    24 12 123  93  0.024 17.830    4  0.277    4  0.271    4  0.272    4 0.5433   14  1.035    7  0.253    6  0.290
PENGUINS       22 15 120  97 -0.013 17.855   10  0.138   10  0.134    9  0.184   12 0.5168   16  1.014   12  0.142    7  0.227
CAPITALS       21 18 129 108 -0.001 18.960   15  0.043   15  0.052    7  0.211   15 0.5064   12  1.050    8  0.211    8  0.212
BRUINS         22 13 111  90 -0.041 16.577    8  0.183    9  0.175   12  0.122    9 0.5262   22  0.977   15  0.036    9  0.208
LIGHTNING      26 14 135 113  0.039 20.140    5  0.273    5  0.271    8  0.185    5 0.5372   13  1.046   10  0.181   10  0.190
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BLUES          22 16 133 105  0.020 18.760   11  0.133   12  0.130    5  0.236   10 0.5222   10  1.109    5  0.307   11  0.164
DUCKS          19 22 120 120 -0.001 20.310   21 -0.058   21 -0.063   17  0.005   22 0.4882   28  0.915   21 -0.150   12  0.161
PREDATORS      24 15 121 107 -0.013 18.980    9  0.179    8  0.176   15  0.085    8 0.5266   18  1.000   16  0.026   13  0.145
CANUCKS        17 21  98 110  0.019 19.230   22 -0.075   22 -0.073   20 -0.093   21 0.4903   29  0.844   28 -0.327   14  0.141
STARS          18 17  99 106  0.046 18.071   14  0.047   13  0.056   19 -0.049   13 0.5097   26  0.944   22 -0.173   15  0.075
JETS           17 17 102  99 -0.016 16.607   19 -0.013   19 -0.013   16  0.006   19 0.4982   15  1.025   17 -0.024   16  0.035
BLACKHAWKS     15 23  93 123  0.009 19.283   25 -0.162   25 -0.160   26 -0.200   25 0.4757   27  0.919   29 -0.352   17 -0.048
PANTHERS       26 12 158 111  0.029 18.692    2  0.313    2  0.307    1  0.343    3 0.5434    2  1.356    2  0.737   18 -0.051
SHARKS         20 19 106 119 -0.043 18.890   18 -0.013   18 -0.003   24 -0.152   18 0.4983   20  0.981   25 -0.234   19 -0.071
FLYERS         13 24  94 125  0.030 19.115   28 -0.214   28 -0.212   27 -0.211   28 0.4681   19  0.989   27 -0.283   20 -0.139
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
WILD           22 12 129 105  0.007 16.717    7  0.232    7  0.226   11  0.166    7 0.5351    5  1.304    3  0.489   21 -0.157
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 23 16 138 117 -0.016 18.900   12  0.128   11  0.131   14  0.114   11 0.5202    6  1.267    4  0.387   22 -0.158
RED WINGS      17 22 105 128 -0.058 18.758   24 -0.139   24 -0.137   28 -0.232   24 0.4780   17  1.011   26 -0.279   23 -0.185
AVALANCHE      24 11 152 112 -0.004 16.852    3  0.290    3  0.285    3  0.284    2 0.5451    1  1.476    1  0.848   24 -0.281
DEVILS         14 23 107 129 -0.027 18.153   27 -0.203   27 -0.205   25 -0.175   27 0.4682    8  1.153   18 -0.050   25 -0.301
SABRES         11 26  96 130 -0.041 18.161   29 -0.338   29 -0.342   29 -0.272   29 0.4478   11  1.099   24 -0.213   26 -0.331
CANADIENS       7 29  76 131  0.030 18.851   32 -0.463   32 -0.472   31 -0.419   32 0.4314   21  0.977   30 -0.504   27 -0.333
COYOTES         8 28  77 138  0.000 18.485   31 -0.427   31 -0.433   32 -0.494   31 0.4374   24  0.949   32 -0.611   28 -0.376
OILERS         18 17 117 117 -0.027 17.008   17 -0.002   17  0.007   18 -0.042   17 0.5007    3  1.318    6  0.300   29 -0.384
SENATORS       11 20  89 112  0.127 17.112   23 -0.137   23 -0.134   21 -0.137   23 0.4797    7  1.251   13  0.115   30 -0.388
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
KRAKEN         10 27  99 136 -0.038 18.159   30 -0.376   30 -0.383   30 -0.301   30 0.4421    9  1.146   23 -0.184   31 -0.418
BLUE JACKETS   17 19 116 131 -0.019 17.790   20 -0.049   20 -0.049   23 -0.151   20 0.4939    4  1.308   11  0.177   32 -0.479

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING KINGS 20 18 109 97 0.024 19.010 13 0.052 14 0.054 13 0.118 14 0.5068 30 0.828 20 -0.132 3 0.369 FLAMES 17 17 105 87 0.047 17.218 16 0.016 16 0.022 6 0.226 16 0.5038 25 0.947 14 0.105 4 0.346 DUCKS 19 22 120 120 -0.001 20.310 21 -0.058 21 -0.063 17 0.005 22 0.4882 28 0.915 21 -0.150 12 0.161 CANUCKS 17 21 98 110 0.019 19.230 22 -0.075 22 -0.073 20 -0.093 21 0.4903 29 0.844 28 -0.327 14 0.141 SHARKS 20 19 106 119 -0.043 18.890 18 -0.013 18 -0.003 24 -0.152 18 0.4983 20 0.981 25 -0.234 19 -0.071 GOLDEN KNIGHTS 23 16 138 117 -0.016 18.900 12 0.128 11 0.131 14 0.114 11 0.5202 6 1.267 4 0.387 22 -0.158 OILERS 18 17 117 117 -0.027 17.008 17 -0.002 17 0.007 18 -0.042 17 0.5007 3 1.318 6 0.300 29 -0.384 KRAKEN 10 27 99 136 -0.038 18.159 30 -0.376 30 -0.383 30 -0.301 30 0.4421 9 1.146 23 -0.184 31 -0.418

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING BLUES 22 16 133 105 0.020 18.760 11 0.133 12 0.130 5 0.236 10 0.5222 10 1.109 5 0.307 11 0.164 PREDATORS 24 15 121 107 -0.013 18.980 9 0.179 8 0.176 15 0.085 8 0.5266 18 1.000 16 0.026 13 0.145 STARS 18 17 99 106 0.046 18.071 14 0.047 13 0.056 19 -0.049 13 0.5097 26 0.944 22 -0.173 15 0.075 JETS 17 17 102 99 -0.016 16.607 19 -0.013 19 -0.013 16 0.006 19 0.4982 15 1.025 17 -0.024 16 0.035 BLACKHAWKS 15 23 93 123 0.009 19.283 25 -0.162 25 -0.160 26 -0.200 25 0.4757 27 0.919 29 -0.352 17 -0.048 WILD 22 12 129 105 0.007 16.717 7 0.232 7 0.226 11 0.166 7 0.5351 5 1.304 3 0.489 21 -0.157 AVALANCHE 24 11 152 112 -0.004 16.852 3 0.290 3 0.285 3 0.284 2 0.5451 1 1.476 1 0.848 24 -0.281 COYOTES 8 28 77 138 0.000 18.485 31 -0.427 31 -0.433 32 -0.494 31 0.4374 24 0.949 32 -0.611 28 -0.376

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING MAPLE LEAFS 24 12 123 93 0.024 17.830 4 0.277 4 0.271 4 0.272 4 0.5433 14 1.035 7 0.253 6 0.290 BRUINS 22 13 111 90 -0.041 16.577 8 0.183 9 0.175 12 0.122 9 0.5262 22 0.977 15 0.036 9 0.208 LIGHTNING 26 14 135 113 0.039 20.140 5 0.273 5 0.271 8 0.185 5 0.5372 13 1.046 10 0.181 10 0.190 PANTHERS 26 12 158 111 0.029 18.692 2 0.313 2 0.307 1 0.343 3 0.5434 2 1.356 2 0.737 18 -0.051 RED WINGS 17 22 105 128 -0.058 18.758 24 -0.139 24 -0.137 28 -0.232 24 0.4780 17 1.011 26 -0.279 23 -0.185 SABRES 11 26 96 130 -0.041 18.161 29 -0.338 29 -0.342 29 -0.272 29 0.4478 11 1.099 24 -0.213 26 -0.331 CANADIENS 7 29 76 131 0.030 18.851 32 -0.463 32 -0.472 31 -0.419 32 0.4314 21 0.977 30 -0.504 27 -0.333 SENATORS 11 20 89 112 0.127 17.112 23 -0.137 23 -0.134 21 -0.137 23 0.4797 7 1.251 13 0.115 30 -0.388

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RANGERS 25 14 113 96 0.017 19.317 6 0.248 6 0.242 10 0.176 6 0.5355 31 0.790 19 -0.115 1 0.467 HURRICANES 25 10 119 80 -0.021 16.606 1 0.315 1 0.313 2 0.292 1 0.5468 23 0.961 9 0.189 2 0.396 ISLANDERS 11 19 67 84 -0.013 14.884 26 -0.198 26 -0.203 22 -0.140 26 0.4686 32 0.637 31 -0.585 5 0.304 PENGUINS 22 15 120 97 -0.013 17.855 10 0.138 10 0.134 9 0.184 12 0.5168 16 1.014 12 0.142 7 0.227 CAPITALS 21 18 129 108 -0.001 18.960 15 0.043 15 0.052 7 0.211 15 0.5064 12 1.050 8 0.211 8 0.212 FLYERS 13 24 94 125 0.030 19.115 28 -0.214 28 -0.212 27 -0.211 28 0.4681 19 0.989 27 -0.283 20 -0.139 DEVILS 14 23 107 129 -0.027 18.153 27 -0.203 27 -0.205 25 -0.175 27 0.4682 8 1.153 18 -0.050 25 -0.301 BLUE JACKETS 17 19 116 131 -0.019 17.790 20 -0.049 20 -0.049 23 -0.151 20 0.4939 4 1.308 11 0.177 32 -0.479


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 148 142 0.510    1  0.032
CENTRAL DIVISION      150 139 0.519    2  0.012
PACIFIC DIVISION      144 157 0.478    3 -0.020
ATLANTIC DIVISION     144 148 0.493    4 -0.025

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.122 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 17 05:30:15 2022
games through: Sun Jan 16 2022

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