Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                             STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI    SCORING     OFFENSE     DEFENSE 
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 50 24 242 167 -0.016 36.593    1  0.269    1  0.253    2  0.263   15 0.5119   27  0.878   11  0.102    2  0.424
AVALANCHE      45 21 235 160 -0.034 32.123    2  0.263    2  0.239    1  0.298   16 0.5065   11  1.088    1  0.380    5  0.216
LIGHTNING      47 26 238 184  0.021 37.246    3  0.252    3  0.223    3  0.237    8 0.5296   15  1.059    4  0.283    6  0.190
PANTHERS       39 23 206 177  0.028 31.937    4  0.206    4  0.191    9  0.110   11 0.5220    6  1.164    3  0.286   20 -0.065
PENGUINS       39 23 212 177  0.001 31.183    5  0.192    5  0.175    6  0.151    5 0.5360    2  1.191    2  0.361   19 -0.059
HURRICANES     41 26 210 166  0.011 33.994    6  0.179    6  0.161    4  0.191   14 0.5183   24  0.919   13  0.075    4  0.307
ISLANDERS      43 31 210 180  0.050 38.711    7  0.164    7  0.147    7  0.150    9 0.5293   31  0.739   26 -0.158    1  0.458
CAPITALS       37 24 201 179  0.005 30.835    8  0.160    8  0.144   10  0.095    7 0.5304    7  1.158    5  0.264   21 -0.073
WILD           38 25 194 180 -0.002 31.716    9  0.155    9  0.139   12  0.061   20 0.4903   13  1.081    8  0.134   14 -0.011
BRUINS         39 28 201 168  0.011 33.967   10  0.131   10  0.118    8  0.148   10 0.5274   28  0.845   17 -0.048    3  0.345
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
MAPLE LEAFS    38 25 205 162 -0.072 29.965   11  0.110   11  0.099    5  0.155    1 0.5611   18  1.017    7  0.152    8  0.159
OILERS         35 25 191 168 -0.055 28.998   12  0.078   12  0.077   11  0.063    2 0.5570    9  1.104    6  0.165   16 -0.038
PREDATORS      33 29 172 176  0.026 32.007   13  0.055   13  0.053   16 -0.015   18 0.4996   22  0.955   20 -0.090   10  0.060
JETS           34 30 190 176 -0.047 31.158   14  0.022   14  0.011   15  0.006    3 0.5466   20  0.983   16 -0.037   11  0.049
CANADIENS      35 37 199 203  0.005 36.604   15 -0.004   15 -0.024   17 -0.020    4 0.5366   25  0.911   25 -0.145    9  0.105
RANGERS        27 29 177 157 -0.004 28.185   16 -0.015   16 -0.034   13  0.059   17 0.5015   14  1.065    9  0.112   13  0.005
FLYERS         25 31 163 201  0.016 28.849   17 -0.057   17 -0.071   23 -0.145   19 0.4937    1  1.227   10  0.112   30 -0.401
FLAMES         26 30 156 161 -0.046 27.335   18 -0.065   18 -0.080   18 -0.065    6 0.5311   21  0.978   22 -0.113   15 -0.016
BLUES          27 33 176 190 -0.006 30.273   19 -0.067   19 -0.082   19 -0.088   26 0.4539   10  1.103   15  0.012   23 -0.189
BLACKHAWKS     24 32 161 186  0.018 28.840   20 -0.082   20 -0.095   20 -0.096   21 0.4744    5  1.166   12  0.083   25 -0.274
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
COYOTES        24 32 153 176 -0.020 28.045   21 -0.102   21 -0.115   21 -0.121   28 0.4467   16  1.047   19 -0.088   22 -0.153
STARS          23 33 158 154  0.003 28.370   22 -0.114   22 -0.127   14  0.022   22 0.4705   26  0.888   23 -0.128    7  0.171
CANUCKS        23 33 151 188 -0.017 28.094   23 -0.125   23 -0.137   26 -0.206   12 0.5198    8  1.106   21 -0.103   27 -0.310
SENATORS       23 33 157 190 -0.018 28.055   24 -0.126   24 -0.138   24 -0.154   13 0.5197    4  1.169   14  0.028   29 -0.337
KINGS          21 35 143 170 -0.018 28.113   25 -0.175   26 -0.186   22 -0.134   30 0.4350   23  0.949   27 -0.215   18 -0.052
SHARKS         21 35 151 199 -0.008 28.406   26 -0.176   25 -0.182   29 -0.247   29 0.4350    3  1.176   18 -0.056   31 -0.438
RED WINGS      19 37 127 171  0.042 29.525   27 -0.192   27 -0.201   25 -0.194   24 0.4549   30  0.830   30 -0.407   12  0.019
DEVILS         19 37 145 194  0.030 29.262   28 -0.198   28 -0.207   27 -0.212   23 0.4702   12  1.082   24 -0.137   26 -0.287
BLUE JACKETS   18 38 137 187  0.030 29.190   29 -0.217   29 -0.232   28 -0.221   27 0.4510   19  0.993   28 -0.253   24 -0.190
DUCKS          17 39 126 179 -0.006 28.489   30 -0.250   30 -0.276   30 -0.248   31 0.4194   29  0.839   31 -0.451   17 -0.045
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
SABRES         15 41 138 199  0.041 29.572   31 -0.272   31 -0.303   31 -0.296   25 0.4546   17  1.047   29 -0.264   28 -0.328

WEST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING GOLDEN KNIGHTS 50 24 242 167 -0.016 36.593 1 0.269 1 0.253 2 0.263 15 0.5119 27 0.878 11 0.102 2 0.424 AVALANCHE 45 21 235 160 -0.034 32.123 2 0.263 2 0.239 1 0.298 16 0.5065 11 1.088 1 0.380 5 0.216 WILD 38 25 194 180 -0.002 31.716 9 0.155 9 0.139 12 0.061 20 0.4903 13 1.081 8 0.134 14 -0.011 BLUES 27 33 176 190 -0.006 30.273 19 -0.067 19 -0.082 19 -0.088 26 0.4539 10 1.103 15 0.012 23 -0.189 COYOTES 24 32 153 176 -0.020 28.045 21 -0.102 21 -0.115 21 -0.121 28 0.4467 16 1.047 19 -0.088 22 -0.153 KINGS 21 35 143 170 -0.018 28.113 25 -0.175 26 -0.186 22 -0.134 30 0.4350 23 0.949 27 -0.215 18 -0.052 SHARKS 21 35 151 199 -0.008 28.406 26 -0.176 25 -0.182 29 -0.247 29 0.4350 3 1.176 18 -0.056 31 -0.438 DUCKS 17 39 126 179 -0.006 28.489 30 -0.250 30 -0.276 30 -0.248 31 0.4194 29 0.839 31 -0.451 17 -0.045

CENTRAL
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING LIGHTNING 47 26 238 184 0.021 37.246 3 0.252 3 0.223 3 0.237 8 0.5296 15 1.059 4 0.283 6 0.190 PANTHERS 39 23 206 177 0.028 31.937 4 0.206 4 0.191 9 0.110 11 0.5220 6 1.164 3 0.286 20 -0.065 HURRICANES 41 26 210 166 0.011 33.994 6 0.179 6 0.161 4 0.191 14 0.5183 24 0.919 13 0.075 4 0.307 PREDATORS 33 29 172 176 0.026 32.007 13 0.055 13 0.053 16 -0.015 18 0.4996 22 0.955 20 -0.090 10 0.060 BLACKHAWKS 24 32 161 186 0.018 28.840 20 -0.082 20 -0.095 20 -0.096 21 0.4744 5 1.166 12 0.083 25 -0.274 STARS 23 33 158 154 0.003 28.370 22 -0.114 22 -0.127 14 0.022 22 0.4705 26 0.888 23 -0.128 7 0.171 RED WINGS 19 37 127 171 0.042 29.525 27 -0.192 27 -0.201 25 -0.194 24 0.4549 30 0.830 30 -0.407 12 0.019 BLUE JACKETS 18 38 137 187 0.030 29.190 29 -0.217 29 -0.232 28 -0.221 27 0.4510 19 0.993 28 -0.253 24 -0.190

NORTH
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING MAPLE LEAFS 38 25 205 162 -0.072 29.965 11 0.110 11 0.099 5 0.155 1 0.5611 18 1.017 7 0.152 8 0.159 OILERS 35 25 191 168 -0.055 28.998 12 0.078 12 0.077 11 0.063 2 0.5570 9 1.104 6 0.165 16 -0.038 JETS 34 30 190 176 -0.047 31.158 14 0.022 14 0.011 15 0.006 3 0.5466 20 0.983 16 -0.037 11 0.049 CANADIENS 35 37 199 203 0.005 36.604 15 -0.004 15 -0.024 17 -0.020 4 0.5366 25 0.911 25 -0.145 9 0.105 FLAMES 26 30 156 161 -0.046 27.335 18 -0.065 18 -0.080 18 -0.065 6 0.5311 21 0.978 22 -0.113 15 -0.016 CANUCKS 23 33 151 188 -0.017 28.094 23 -0.125 23 -0.137 26 -0.206 12 0.5198 8 1.106 21 -0.103 27 -0.310 SENATORS 23 33 157 190 -0.018 28.055 24 -0.126 24 -0.138 24 -0.154 13 0.5197 4 1.169 14 0.028 29 -0.337

EAST
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI SCORING OFFENSE DEFENSE TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING PENGUINS 39 23 212 177 0.001 31.183 5 0.192 5 0.175 6 0.151 5 0.5360 2 1.191 2 0.361 19 -0.059 ISLANDERS 43 31 210 180 0.050 38.711 7 0.164 7 0.147 7 0.150 9 0.5293 31 0.739 26 -0.158 1 0.458 CAPITALS 37 24 201 179 0.005 30.835 8 0.160 8 0.144 10 0.095 7 0.5304 7 1.158 5 0.264 21 -0.073 BRUINS 39 28 201 168 0.011 33.967 10 0.131 10 0.118 8 0.148 10 0.5274 28 0.845 17 -0.048 3 0.345 RANGERS 27 29 177 157 -0.004 28.185 16 -0.015 16 -0.034 13 0.059 17 0.5015 14 1.065 9 0.112 13 0.005 FLYERS 25 31 163 201 0.016 28.849 17 -0.057 17 -0.071 23 -0.145 19 0.4937 1 1.227 10 0.112 30 -0.401 DEVILS 19 37 145 194 0.030 29.262 28 -0.198 28 -0.207 27 -0.212 23 0.4702 12 1.082 24 -0.137 26 -0.287 SABRES 15 41 138 199 0.041 29.572 31 -0.272 31 -0.303 31 -0.296 25 0.4546 17 1.047 29 -0.264 28 -0.328


DIVISION   W L   PCT  RNK RATING

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.113 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.009 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Thu Jun 24 05:30:08 2021
games through: Wed Jun 23 2021

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