Updated Wednesday May. 12

2021 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 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
OilersEDM34-18-2
Pacific 11
2
KingsLA21-26-7
Pacific 24
1.50
3
BluesSTL25-20-9
Central 18
3.00
4
SabresBUF15-34-7
Atlantic 27
5.25
5
CanadiensMTL24-21-10
Atlantic 19
5.50
6
FlyersPHI25-23-8
Metro 20
5.75
7
LightningTB36-17-3
Atlantic 8
5.75
8
PredatorsNSH31-23-2
Central 13
6.25
9
PanthersFLA37-14-5
Atlantic 6
7.50
10
RangersNYR27-23-6
Metro 15
7.75
11
DucksANA17-30-9
Pacific 28
9.50
12
DevilsNJ19-30-7
Metro 29
11.75
13
HurricanesCAR36-12-8
Metro 7
13.25
14
BlackhawksCHI24-25-7
Central 23
14.50
15
BruinsBOS33-16-7
Atlantic 9
14.75
16
SenatorsOTT22-28-5
Atlantic 21
16.00
17
CanucksVAN21-27-3
Pacific 25
17.00
18
KnightsVGS39-14-2
Pacific 2
17.50
19
LeafsTOR35-13-6
Atlantic 4
18.00
20
CapitalsWSH36-15-5
Metro 5
20.50
21
JetsWPG29-23-3
Central 16
22.75
22
SharksSJ21-27-7
Pacific 26
22.75
23
StarsDAL23-19-14
Central 14
23.00
24
AvalancheCOL37-13-4
Central 1
24.25
25
FlamesCGY23-26-3
Pacific 17
25.75
26
CoyotesARI24-26-6
Pacific 22
27.25
27
PenguinsPIT37-16-3
Metro 3
27.25
28
IslandersNYI32-17-7
Metro 12
27.50
29
WildMIN35-14-5
Central 10
27.50
30
Red WingsDET19-27-10
Atlantic 31
27.75
31
Blue JacketsCBJ18-26-12
Metro 30
28.50

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
DevilsNJ19-30-7
Metro 29
13.31
2
SabresBUF15-34-7
Atlantic 27
13.47
3
Red WingsDET19-27-10
Atlantic 31
13.75
4
Blue JacketsCBJ18-26-12
Metro 30
13.85
5
FlyersPHI25-23-8
Metro 20
14.44
6
BlackhawksCHI24-25-7
Central 23
14.79
7
CanucksVAN21-27-3
Pacific 25
14.92
8
SharksSJ21-27-7
Pacific 26
15.00
9
DucksANA17-30-9
Pacific 28
15.21
10
RangersNYR27-23-6
Metro 15
15.24
11
IslandersNYI32-17-7
Metro 12
15.32
12
SenatorsOTT22-28-5
Atlantic 21
15.55
13
CoyotesARI24-26-6
Pacific 22
15.58
14
KingsLA21-26-7
Pacific 24
15.83
15
StarsDAL23-19-14
Central 14
15.87
16
BruinsBOS33-16-7
Atlantic 9
16.13
17
PenguinsPIT37-16-3
Metro 3
16.27
18
CapitalsWSH36-15-5
Metro 5
16.32
19
FlamesCGY23-26-3
Pacific 17
16.35
20
PredatorsNSH31-23-2
Central 13
16.36
21
CanadiensMTL24-21-10
Atlantic 19
16.41
22
JetsWPG29-23-3
Central 16
16.42
23
BluesSTL25-20-9
Central 18
16.78
24
LightningTB36-17-3
Atlantic 8
17.20
25
HurricanesCAR36-12-8
Metro 7
17.25
26
PanthersFLA37-14-5
Atlantic 6
17.43
27
WildMIN35-14-5
Central 10
17.50
28
OilersEDM34-18-2
Pacific 11
17.64
29
LeafsTOR35-13-6
Atlantic 4
18.33
30
KnightsVGS39-14-2
Pacific 2
18.63
31
AvalancheCOL37-13-4
Central 1
18.72