Updated Sunday Feb. 28

2021 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
LightningTB14-4-1
2.00 ↑ 2 9 79.9 98% 20%
2
HurricanesCAR13-6-1
4.25 ↓ 1 13 74.2 94% 8%
3
AvalancheCOL11-6-1
4.50 ↓ 1 28 73.0 92% 10%
4
LeafsTOR16-4-2
4.75 ↑ 2 24 77.5 99% 9%
5
KnightsVGS12-4-1
5.00 ↑ 3 30 71.8 89% 6%
6
WildMIN12-6-0
5.25 ↑ 3 29 71.5 87% 6%
7
FlyersPHI10-4-3
8.25 ↑ 4 15 68.5 71% 4%
8
IslandersNYI10-6-4
10.00 ↑ 2 23 67.9 80% 4%
9
BruinsBOS11-5-2
10.25 ↓ 4 4 70.8 82% 5%
10
CanadiensMTL9-6-5
11.25 ↓ 3 12 65.3 79% 2%
11
OilersEDM14-9-0
11.50 ↓ 7 31 68.0 89% 5%
12
CapitalsWSH11-5-4
12.00 ↑ 5 2 65.5 61% 2%
13
PenguinsPIT11-7-1
12.50 ↓ 1 20 65.0 58% 2%
14
PanthersFLA13-4-3
13.25 ↓ 1 1 70.1 87% 3%
15
JetsWPG13-6-1
15.25 ↓ 1 26 66.3 80% 3%
16
RangersNYR7-8-3
17.25 ↑ 5 5 58.9 26% 1%
17
FlamesCGY10-10-2
17.25 ↑ 2 25 59.0 43% 1%
18
BlackhawksCHI11-7-4
17.50 ↑ 2 21 61.7 46% 1%
19
PredatorsNSH9-11-0
19.25 ↑ 3 27 56.2 24% 2%
20
KingsLA9-7-4
19.25 ↓ 2 10 62.2 56% 1%
21
StarsDAL6-6-4
20.00 ↓ 6 3 60.7 38% 1%
22
BluesSTL11-8-2
21.25 ↓ 6 16 59.8 32% 1%
23
SharksSJ7-9-2
24.00 ↑ 2 17 54.2 19% 1%
24
CoyotesARI9-9-3
24.00 ↑ 2 6 54.7 17% <1%
25
CanucksVAN8-14-2
24.25 ↓ 2 22 50.5 8% <1%
26
DevilsNJ7-7-2
25.25 ↓ 2 18 55.4 16% 1%
27
SabresBUF6-9-3
26.00 ↑ 1 19 51.5 6% <1%
28
Blue JacketsCBJ8-9-5
26.25 ↓ 1 11 53.6 11% <1%
29
DucksANA6-10-5
26.75 - 7 51.2 9% <1%
30
Red WingsDET7-13-3
28.50 ↑ 1 14 44.6 2% <1%
31
SenatorsOTT7-15-1
29.25 ↓ 1 8 45.1 3% <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 5 1 2.00
HurricanesCAR 5 4 6 2 4.25
AvalancheCOL 4 5 4 5 4.50
LeafsTOR 3 10 3 3 4.75
KnightsVGS 2 2 10 6 5.00
WildMIN 7 9 1 4 5.25
FlyersPHI 6 3 13 11 8.25
IslandersNYI 13 6 8 13 10.00
BruinsBOS 9 13 12 7 10.25
CanadiensMTL 19 8 2 16 11.25
OilersEDM 12 19 7 8 11.50
CapitalsWSH 11 7 15 15 12.00
PenguinsPIT 8 15 17 10 12.50
PanthersFLA 17 16 11 9 13.25
JetsWPG 10 14 25 12 15.25
RangersNYR 16 18 16 19 17.25
FlamesCGY 18 12 22 17 17.25
BlackhawksCHI 22 11 19 18 17.50
PredatorsNSH 20 25 9 23 19.25
KingsLA 21 22 20 14 19.25
StarsDAL 15 23 21 21 20.00
BluesSTL 14 21 30 20 21.25
SharksSJ 30 27 14 25 24.00
CoyotesARI 26 20 26 24 24.00
CanucksVAN 25 17 27 28 24.25
DevilsNJ 27 29 23 22 25.25
SabresBUF 28 26 24 26 26.00
Blue JacketsCBJ 23 24 31 27 26.25
DucksANA 31 28 18 30 26.75
Red WingsDET 24 31 28 31 28.50
SenatorsOTT 29 30 29 29 29.25

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
SenatorsOTT 29 30 29 29 0.500
AvalancheCOL 4 5 4 5 0.577
RangersNYR 16 18 16 19 1.500
SabresBUF 28 26 24 26 1.633
HurricanesCAR 5 4 6 2 1.708
LightningTB 1 1 5 1 2.000
BruinsBOS 9 13 12 7 2.754
CoyotesARI 26 20 26 24 2.828
DevilsNJ 27 29 23 22 3.304
Red WingsDET 24 31 28 31 3.317
StarsDAL 15 23 21 21 3.464
LeafsTOR 3 10 3 3 3.500
WildMIN 7 9 1 4 3.500
IslandersNYI 13 6 8 13 3.559
KingsLA 21 22 20 14 3.594
Blue JacketsCBJ 23 24 31 27 3.594
CapitalsWSH 11 7 15 15 3.830
KnightsVGS 2 2 10 6 3.830
PanthersFLA 17 16 11 9 3.862
FlamesCGY 18 12 22 17 4.113
PenguinsPIT 8 15 17 10 4.203
FlyersPHI 6 3 13 11 4.573
BlackhawksCHI 22 11 19 18 4.655
CanucksVAN 25 17 27 28 4.992
OilersEDM 12 19 7 8 5.447
DucksANA 31 28 18 30 5.965
BluesSTL 14 21 30 20 6.602
JetsWPG 10 14 25 12 6.702
SharksSJ 30 27 14 25 6.976
PredatorsNSH 20 25 9 23 7.136
CanadiensMTL 19 8 2 16 7.719