Updated Sunday Apr. 7

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
LightningTB62-16-4
1.00 - 30 128.0 >99% 20%
2
BruinsBOS49-24-9
4.25 ↑ 1 28 107.0 >99% 6%
3
FlamesCGY50-25-7
4.50 ↓ 1 31 107.0 >99% 9%
4
CapitalsWSH48-26-8
5.25 - 27 104.0 >99% 6%
5
SharksSJ46-27-9
6.75 ↑ 2 29 101.0 >99% 8%
6
IslandersNYI48-27-7
9.00 ↑ 8 26 103.0 >99% 4%
7
PredatorsNSH47-29-6
9.25 ↑ 3 20 100.0 >99% 4%
8
BluesSTL45-28-9
9.25 ↓ 3 19 99.0 >99% 7%
9
Blue JacketsCBJ47-31-4
9.50 ↓ 1 23 98.0 >99% 3%
10
LeafsTOR46-28-8
9.50 ↓ 4 24 100.0 >99% 5%
11
HurricanesCAR46-29-7
9.75 ↑ 2 22 99.0 >99% 5%
12
JetsWPG47-30-5
10.00 - 16 99.0 >99% 5%
13
PenguinsPIT44-26-12
10.50 ↓ 4 18 100.0 >99% 4%
14
KnightsVGS43-32-7
12.00 ↓ 3 25 93.0 >99% 7%
15
CanadiensMTL44-30-8
14.00 ↑ 1 21 96.0 <1% <1%
16
StarsDAL43-32-7
14.75 ↓ 1 12 93.0 >99% 3%
17
AvalancheCOL38-30-14
15.00 - 13 90.0 >99% 3%
18
WildMIN37-36-9
18.50 - 11 83.0 <1% <1%
19
BlackhawksCHI36-34-12
20.50 ↑ 3 6 84.0 <1% <1%
20
CoyotesARI39-35-8
20.50 ↑ 1 17 86.0 <1% <1%
21
PanthersFLA36-32-14
21.00 ↓ 2 15 86.0 <1% <1%
22
FlyersPHI37-37-8
21.25 ↓ 2 10 82.0 <1% <1%
23
DucksANA35-37-10
23.25 ↑ 1 14 80.0 <1% <1%
24
CanucksVAN35-36-11
24.25 ↓ 1 8 81.0 <1% <1%
25
OilersEDM35-38-9
26.00 ↑ 2 7 79.0 <1% <1%
26
Red WingsDET32-40-10
27.25 ↓ 1 9 74.0 <1% <1%
27
RangersNYR32-36-14
27.50 ↓ 1 3 78.0 <1% <1%
28
KingsLA31-42-9
27.50 ↑ 1 5 71.0 <1% <1%
29
DevilsNJ31-41-10
27.50 ↑ 1 1 72.0 <1% <1%
30
SenatorsOTT29-47-6
28.00 ↓ 2 4 64.0 <1% <1%
31
SabresBUF33-39-10
28.75 - 2 76.0 <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
LightningTB 1 1 1 1 1.00
BruinsBOS 3 2 10 2 4.25
FlamesCGY 8 3 2 5 4.50
CapitalsWSH 5 6 7 3 5.25
SharksSJ 4 9 3 11 6.75
IslandersNYI 7 11 14 4 9.00
PredatorsNSH 2 8 18 9 9.25
BluesSTL 10 13 6 8 9.25
Blue JacketsCBJ 11 10 11 6 9.50
LeafsTOR 13 4 8 13 9.50
HurricanesCAR 12 15 5 7 9.75
JetsWPG 6 5 17 12 10.00
PenguinsPIT 9 7 16 10 10.50
KnightsVGS 16 12 4 16 12.00
CanadiensMTL 15 17 9 15 14.00
StarsDAL 14 16 15 14 14.75
AvalancheCOL 17 14 12 17 15.00
WildMIN 21 20 13 20 18.50
BlackhawksCHI 20 21 20 21 20.50
CoyotesARI 23 19 22 18 20.50
PanthersFLA 18 18 26 22 21.00
FlyersPHI 22 23 21 19 21.25
DucksANA 19 27 24 23 23.25
CanucksVAN 28 22 23 24 24.25
OilersEDM 26 24 29 25 26.00
Red WingsDET 30 28 25 26 27.25
RangersNYR 29 25 28 28 27.50
KingsLA 27 29 27 27 27.50
DevilsNJ 24 26 31 29 27.50
SenatorsOTT 31 31 19 31 28.00
SabresBUF 25 30 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
BlackhawksCHI 20 21 20 21 0.577
StarsDAL 14 16 15 14 0.957
KingsLA 27 29 27 27 1.000
CapitalsWSH 5 6 7 3 1.708
FlyersPHI 22 23 21 19 1.708
RangersNYR 29 25 28 28 1.732
OilersEDM 26 24 29 25 2.160
Red WingsDET 30 28 25 26 2.217
CoyotesARI 23 19 22 18 2.380
Blue JacketsCBJ 11 10 11 6 2.380
AvalancheCOL 17 14 12 17 2.449
SabresBUF 25 30 30 30 2.500
CanucksVAN 28 22 23 24 2.630
FlamesCGY 8 3 2 5 2.646
BluesSTL 10 13 6 8 2.986
DevilsNJ 24 26 31 29 3.109
DucksANA 19 27 24 23 3.304
CanadiensMTL 15 17 9 15 3.464
WildMIN 21 20 13 20 3.697
PanthersFLA 18 18 26 22 3.830
BruinsBOS 3 2 10 2 3.862
SharksSJ 4 9 3 11 3.862
PenguinsPIT 9 7 16 10 3.873
LeafsTOR 13 4 8 13 4.359
IslandersNYI 7 11 14 4 4.397
HurricanesCAR 12 15 5 7 4.573
JetsWPG 6 5 17 12 5.598
KnightsVGS 16 12 4 16 5.657
SenatorsOTT 31 31 19 31 6.000
PredatorsNSH 2 8 18 9 6.602