Updated Wednesday May. 12

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
AvalancheCOL37-13-4
1.50 - 29 81.2 >99% 18%
2
KnightsVGS39-14-2
3.00 ↑ 1 31 81.4 >99% 15%
3
PenguinsPIT37-16-3
5.25 ↑ 5 25 77.0 >99% 8%
4
LeafsTOR35-13-6
5.50 ↑ 3 27 78.7 >99% 14%
5
CapitalsWSH36-15-5
5.75 ↓ 1 17 77.0 >99% 6%
6
PanthersFLA37-14-5
5.75 ↓ 1 19 79.2 >99% 8%
7
HurricanesCAR36-12-8
6.25 ↓ 5 22 80.0 >99% 8%
8
LightningTB36-17-3
7.50 ↓ 2 2 75.0 >99% 5%
9
BruinsBOS33-16-7
7.75 - 10 73.0 >99% 5%
10
WildMIN35-14-5
9.50 ↑ 1 21 77.5 >99% 3%
11
OilersEDM34-18-2
10.75 ↓ 1 30 72.7 >99% 5%
12
IslandersNYI32-17-7
11.75 - 7 71.0 >99% 2%
13
PredatorsNSH31-23-2
13.25 ↑ 2 23 64.0 >99% 1%
14
StarsDAL23-19-14
14.50 - 1 60.0 <1% <1%
15
RangersNYR27-23-6
14.75 ↓ 2 18 60.0 <1% <1%
16
JetsWPG29-23-3
16.00 ↑ 1 28 61.7 >99% 1%
17
FlamesCGY23-26-3
17.00 ↑ 2 24 54.2 <1% <1%
18
BluesSTL25-20-9
17.50 - 12 61.0 >99% <1%
19
CanadiensMTL24-21-10
18.00 ↓ 3 3 59.1 >99% 1%
20
FlyersPHI25-23-8
20.50 - 4 58.0 <1% <1%
21
SenatorsOTT22-28-5
22.75 - 26 49.9 <1% <1%
22
CoyotesARI24-26-6
22.75 - 14 54.0 <1% <1%
23
BlackhawksCHI24-25-7
23.00 ↑ 2 11 55.0 <1% <1%
24
KingsLA21-26-7
24.25 ↓ 1 6 50.3 <1% <1%
25
CanucksVAN21-27-3
25.75 ↓ 1 20 49.9 <1% <1%
26
SharksSJ21-27-7
27.25 ↑ 2 16 49.8 <1% <1%
27
SabresBUF15-34-7
27.25 ↓ 1 5 37.0 <1% <1%
28
DucksANA17-30-9
27.50 ↑ 3 8 43.0 <1% <1%
29
DevilsNJ19-30-7
27.50 ↓ 2 9 45.0 <1% <1%
30
Blue JacketsCBJ18-26-12
27.75 - 13 48.0 <1% <1%
31
Red WingsDET19-27-10
28.50 ↓ 2 15 48.0 <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
AvalancheCOL 2 1 1 2 1.50
KnightsVGS 1 3 7 1 3.00
PenguinsPIT 3 5 8 5 5.25
LeafsTOR 4 8 2 8 5.50
CapitalsWSH 7 4 6 6 5.75
PanthersFLA 5 12 3 3 5.75
HurricanesCAR 10 6 5 4 6.25
LightningTB 12 2 9 7 7.50
BruinsBOS 6 10 4 11 7.75
WildMIN 8 9 12 9 9.50
OilersEDM 9 14 10 10 10.75
IslandersNYI 13 7 15 12 11.75
PredatorsNSH 11 16 13 13 13.25
StarsDAL 15 15 11 17 14.50
RangersNYR 16 11 17 15 14.75
JetsWPG 17 13 20 14 16.00
FlamesCGY 18 18 14 18 17.00
BluesSTL 14 19 21 16 17.50
CanadiensMTL 20 17 16 19 18.00
FlyersPHI 19 23 19 21 20.50
SenatorsOTT 23 25 18 25 22.75
CoyotesARI 21 20 28 22 22.75
BlackhawksCHI 22 21 29 20 23.00
KingsLA 29 22 22 24 24.25
CanucksVAN 25 24 31 23 25.75
SharksSJ 31 27 25 26 27.25
SabresBUF 24 31 23 31 27.25
DucksANA 27 29 24 30 27.50
DevilsNJ 28 28 26 28 27.50
Blue JacketsCBJ 26 26 30 29 27.75
Red WingsDET 30 30 27 27 28.50

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
AvalancheCOL 2 1 1 2 0.577
DevilsNJ 28 28 26 28 1.000
CapitalsWSH 7 4 6 6 1.258
Red WingsDET 30 30 27 27 1.732
WildMIN 8 9 12 9 1.732
CanadiensMTL 20 17 16 19 1.826
FlyersPHI 19 23 19 21 1.915
FlamesCGY 18 18 14 18 2.000
Blue JacketsCBJ 26 26 30 29 2.062
PenguinsPIT 3 5 8 5 2.062
PredatorsNSH 11 16 13 13 2.062
OilersEDM 9 14 10 10 2.217
StarsDAL 15 15 11 17 2.517
HurricanesCAR 10 6 5 4 2.630
RangersNYR 16 11 17 15 2.630
SharksSJ 31 27 25 26 2.630
DucksANA 27 29 24 30 2.646
KnightsVGS 1 3 7 1 2.828
LeafsTOR 4 8 2 8 3.000
BluesSTL 14 19 21 16 3.109
JetsWPG 17 13 20 14 3.162
BruinsBOS 6 10 4 11 3.304
SenatorsOTT 23 25 18 25 3.304
KingsLA 29 22 22 24 3.304
IslandersNYI 13 7 15 12 3.403
CanucksVAN 25 24 31 23 3.594
CoyotesARI 21 20 28 22 3.594
BlackhawksCHI 22 21 29 20 4.082
LightningTB 12 2 9 7 4.203
PanthersFLA 5 12 3 3 4.272
SabresBUF 24 31 23 31 4.349