Updated Sunday Apr. 7

2018-19 NHL Strength of Schedule Rankings

Strength of Schedule Played and Strength of Schedule Remaining for all 31 NHL teams.

Our NHL Strength of Schedule rankings represents the average difficulty of those opponents that each team has faced or will face during the current season. The strength of an opponent is determined by their ranking in our Composite NHL Power Rankings. A low opponent average ranking indicates a difficult schedule, whereas a high opponent average ranking suggests an easier schedule.

NHL Strength of Schedule Played

Our Strength of Schedule Played shows the current average ranking for each opponent that a given team has faced to date.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
DevilsNJ31-41-10
Metro 29
15.29
2
SabresBUF33-39-10
Atlantic 31
15.38
3
RangersNYR32-36-14
Metro 27
15.39
4
SenatorsOTT29-47-6
Atlantic 30
15.43
5
KingsLA31-42-9
Pacific 28
15.55
6
BlackhawksCHI36-34-12
Central 19
15.57
7
OilersEDM35-38-9
Pacific 25
15.59
8
CanucksVAN35-36-11
Pacific 24
15.61
9
Red WingsDET32-40-10
Atlantic 26
15.62
10
FlyersPHI37-37-8
Metro 22
15.63
11
WildMIN37-36-9
Central 18
15.66
12
StarsDAL43-32-7
Central 16
15.72
13
AvalancheCOL38-30-14
Central 17
15.74
14
DucksANA35-37-10
Pacific 23
15.87
15
PanthersFLA36-32-14
Atlantic 21
15.87
16
JetsWPG47-30-5
Central 12
16.04
17
CoyotesARI39-35-8
Pacific 20
16.05
18
PenguinsPIT44-26-12
Metro 13
16.07
19
BluesSTL45-28-9
Central 8
16.12
20
PredatorsNSH47-29-6
Central 7
16.15
21
CanadiensMTL44-30-8
Atlantic 15
16.16
22
HurricanesCAR46-29-7
Metro 11
16.17
23
Blue JacketsCBJ47-31-4
Metro 9
16.27
24
LeafsTOR46-28-8
Atlantic 10
16.40
25
KnightsVGS43-32-7
Pacific 14
16.40
26
IslandersNYI48-27-7
Metro 6
16.41
27
CapitalsWSH48-26-8
Metro 4
16.51
28
BruinsBOS49-24-9
Atlantic 2
16.79
29
SharksSJ46-27-9
Pacific 5
16.80
30
LightningTB62-16-4
Atlantic 1
16.84
31
FlamesCGY50-25-7
Pacific 3
16.89

NHL Strength of Schedule Remaining

Our Strength of Schedule Remaining rankings show the average difficulty of opponents each team will face for the rest of the season.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
BruinsBOS49-24-9
Atlantic 2
0.00
2
OilersEDM35-38-9
Pacific 25
0.00
3
LightningTB62-16-4
Atlantic 1
0.00
4
IslandersNYI48-27-7
Metro 6
0.00
5
CanadiensMTL44-30-8
Atlantic 15
0.00
6
AvalancheCOL38-30-14
Central 17
0.00
7
CanucksVAN35-36-11
Pacific 24
0.00
8
RangersNYR32-36-14
Metro 27
0.00
9
SenatorsOTT29-47-6
Atlantic 30
0.00
10
FlyersPHI37-37-8
Metro 22
0.00
11
CoyotesARI39-35-8
Pacific 20
0.00
12
BlackhawksCHI36-34-12
Central 19
0.00
13
CapitalsWSH48-26-8
Metro 4
0.00
14
LeafsTOR46-28-8
Atlantic 10
0.00
15
WildMIN37-36-9
Central 18
0.00
16
SharksSJ46-27-9
Pacific 5
0.00
17
KingsLA31-42-9
Pacific 28
0.00
18
HurricanesCAR46-29-7
Metro 11
0.00
19
StarsDAL43-32-7
Central 16
0.00
20
JetsWPG47-30-5
Central 12
0.00
21
DevilsNJ31-41-10
Metro 29
0.00
22
PredatorsNSH47-29-6
Central 7
0.00
23
BluesSTL45-28-9
Central 8
0.00
24
SabresBUF33-39-10
Atlantic 31
0.00
25
FlamesCGY50-25-7
Pacific 3
0.00
26
DucksANA35-37-10
Pacific 23
0.00
27
Blue JacketsCBJ47-31-4
Metro 9
0.00
28
KnightsVGS43-32-7
Pacific 14
0.00
29
PenguinsPIT44-26-12
Metro 13
0.00
30
PanthersFLA36-32-14
Atlantic 21
0.00
31
Red WingsDET32-40-10
Atlantic 26
0.00