Updated Monday Mar. 25

2018-19 Composite NHL Power Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated NHL power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
SOS
PLAYED
RANK
POINTS MAKE
PLAYOFFS
MAKE
PLAY-
OFFS
WIN
CUP
1
LightningTB58-14-4
1.00 - 31 127.8 >99% 23%
2
FlamesCGY47-21-7
3.50 ↑ 1 22 110.0 >99% 8%
3
BruinsBOS46-20-9
3.75 ↑ 1 28 109.3 >99% 6%
4
KnightsVGS42-27-6
6.75 ↑ 5 29 98.4 >99% 7%
5
BluesSTL40-27-8
7.00 ↑ 5 15 96.8 >99% 7%
6
LeafsTOR44-25-6
7.75 ↓ 1 27 102.2 >99% 5%
7
SharksSJ43-23-9
8.00 ↓ 5 25 104.0 >99% 8%
8
PenguinsPIT41-24-11
8.25 ↑ 5 17 100.6 99% 5%
9
JetsWPG45-26-4
8.50 ↓ 2 19 102.1 >99% 5%
10
HurricanesCAR42-26-7
8.75 ↑ 1 24 99.0 97% 5%
11
CapitalsWSH44-24-8
10.50 ↓ 3 30 102.3 >99% 4%
12
IslandersNYI44-25-7
10.75 - 23 101.5 >99% 4%
13
Blue JacketsCBJ41-30-4
12.50 ↑ 1 18 93.6 48% 1%
14
PredatorsNSH42-28-6
12.75 ↓ 8 8 97.2 >99% 4%
15
CanadiensMTL40-28-8
14.75 ↑ 1 26 94.5 56% 2%
16
AvalancheCOL34-29-13
15.00 ↑ 1 21 87.9 61% 3%
17
StarsDAL38-31-6
15.50 ↓ 2 11 89.8 89% 2%
18
WildMIN35-32-9
17.50 ↑ 1 16 85.4 21% 1%
19
PanthersFLA33-30-12
20.00 ↓ 1 14 85.2 <1% <1%
20
CoyotesARI36-33-7
20.00 - 13 86.2 25% <1%
21
FlyersPHI36-32-8
20.25 - 20 86.5 <1% <1%
22
BlackhawksCHI33-32-10
22.00 - 6 82.5 3% <1%
23
OilersEDM33-34-8
22.50 - 12 81.4 1% <1%
24
CanucksVAN32-34-10
25.75 - 5 80.9 <1% <1%
25
DucksANA31-36-10
26.50 - 10 77.0 <1% <1%
26
Red WingsDET27-38-10
27.00 ↑ 4 7 71.1 <1% <1%
27
SenatorsOTT26-43-6
27.50 ↑ 1 4 65.4 <1% <1%
28
SabresBUF31-34-9
27.50 ↓ 2 1 79.4 <1% <1%
29
RangersNYR29-32-13
27.75 ↓ 2 9 78.9 <1% <1%
30
KingsLA27-39-8
28.00 ↑ 1 3 69.8 <1% <1%
31
DevilsNJ28-39-9
28.75 ↓ 2 2 71.3 <1% <1%

How We Calculate: Our NHL Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average points projection, playoff odds and Stanley Cup champion odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the four sites we pull from ranks all 31 teams. We pull from numberFire (nF), Massey Ratings (MY), Sagarin (Sag) and Money Puck (MP).

TEAM SAGARIANSAG numberFirenF MONEY
PUCK
MP
MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
AVERAGEAVG
LightningTB 1 1 1 1 1.00
FlamesCGY 2 2 8 2 3.50
BruinsBOS 3 3 6 3 3.75
KnightsVGS 5 7 3 12 6.75
BluesSTL 6 11 4 7 7.00
LeafsTOR 8 5 7 11 7.75
SharksSJ 13 8 2 9 8.00
PenguinsPIT 7 6 10 10 8.25
JetsWPG 4 4 18 8 8.50
HurricanesCAR 12 14 5 4 8.75
CapitalsWSH 10 10 16 6 10.50
IslandersNYI 14 12 12 5 10.75
Blue JacketsCBJ 9 15 13 13 12.50
PredatorsNSH 11 9 17 14 12.75
CanadiensMTL 16 17 11 15 14.75
AvalancheCOL 17 13 9 21 15.00
StarsDAL 15 16 15 16 15.50
WildMIN 19 19 14 18 17.50
PanthersFLA 18 18 22 22 20.00
CoyotesARI 22 20 19 19 20.00
FlyersPHI 20 21 23 17 20.25
BlackhawksCHI 21 22 25 20 22.00
OilersEDM 23 24 20 23 22.50
CanucksVAN 30 23 26 24 25.75
DucksANA 25 29 27 25 26.50
Red WingsDET 26 30 24 28 27.00
SenatorsOTT 27 31 21 31 27.50
SabresBUF 29 26 29 26 27.50
RangersNYR 31 25 28 27 27.75
KingsLA 24 28 31 29 28.00
DevilsNJ 28 27 30 30 28.75

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the four sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM SAGARIANSAG numberFirenF MONEY
PUCK
MP
MASSEY
RATINGS
MY
STAN DEVSTDEV
LightningTB 1 1 1 1 0.000
StarsDAL 15 16 15 16 0.577
CoyotesARI 22 20 19 19 1.414
DevilsNJ 28 27 30 30 1.500
BruinsBOS 3 3 6 3 1.500
OilersEDM 23 24 20 23 1.732
SabresBUF 29 26 29 26 1.732
DucksANA 25 29 27 25 1.915
PenguinsPIT 7 6 10 10 2.062
BlackhawksCHI 21 22 25 20 2.160
PanthersFLA 18 18 22 22 2.309
WildMIN 19 19 14 18 2.380
RangersNYR 31 25 28 27 2.500
LeafsTOR 8 5 7 11 2.500
FlyersPHI 20 21 23 17 2.500
Blue JacketsCBJ 9 15 13 13 2.517
Red WingsDET 26 30 24 28 2.582
CanadiensMTL 16 17 11 15 2.630
KingsLA 24 28 31 29 2.944
BluesSTL 6 11 4 7 2.944
FlamesCGY 2 2 8 2 3.000
CanucksVAN 30 23 26 24 3.096
PredatorsNSH 11 9 17 14 3.500
KnightsVGS 5 7 3 12 3.862
IslandersNYI 14 12 12 5 3.948
CapitalsWSH 10 10 16 6 4.123
SharksSJ 13 8 2 9 4.546
SenatorsOTT 27 31 21 31 4.726
HurricanesCAR 12 14 5 4 4.992
AvalancheCOL 17 13 9 21 5.164
JetsWPG 4 4 18 8 6.608