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
AVALANCHE      28 11 165 118  0.001 18.888    1  0.362    1  0.360    3  0.324    1 0.5520    1  1.402    1  0.775   21 -0.127
HURRICANES     27 11 136  91 -0.018 18.150    2  0.326    2  0.323    2  0.325    2 0.5466   13  1.071    5  0.342    4  0.307
PANTHERS       28 14 170 122  0.037 20.926    3  0.305    3  0.298    1  0.338    4 0.5407    3  1.312    2  0.664   16  0.012
LIGHTNING      28 15 149 123  0.043 21.798    4  0.285    4  0.286    8  0.204    5 0.5384   11  1.103    9  0.261   13  0.147
MAPLE LEAFS    25 13 129 100  0.032 19.024    5  0.274    5  0.272    5  0.270    3 0.5418   14  1.057    7  0.271    6  0.270
RANGERS        27 15 129 108  0.016 20.829    6  0.254    6  0.255   11  0.191    7 0.5360   27  0.899   17  0.009    1  0.373
WILD           24 13 141 113  0.006 18.234    7  0.241    7  0.240   10  0.191    6 0.5364    4  1.281    3  0.475   19 -0.093
PENGUINS       26 15 139 108 -0.017 19.766    8  0.208    8  0.206    7  0.219   10 0.5263   15  1.050   10  0.211    8  0.228
BRUINS         24 14 119 102 -0.032 18.250    9  0.197    9  0.195   13  0.095    9 0.5267   22  1.001   15  0.030   12  0.161
BLUES          25 16 146 109  0.010 20.095   10  0.183   10  0.181    4  0.291    8 0.5290   12  1.090    6  0.331    7  0.251
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
PREDATORS      26 17 134 118 -0.017 20.931   11  0.160   11  0.165   14  0.091   11 0.5238   19  1.013   14  0.040   14  0.143
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 24 17 145 125 -0.023 19.855   12  0.122   12  0.125   12  0.096   12 0.5182    5  1.273    4  0.370   22 -0.177
CAPITALS       23 19 139 117 -0.006 20.466   13  0.064   13  0.068    9  0.201   14 0.5085   16  1.049   11  0.192   11  0.210
STARS          20 18 112 119  0.015 19.234   14  0.053   14  0.057   19 -0.069   13 0.5093   17  1.028   20 -0.103   18 -0.035
FLAMES         18 18 113  93  0.049 18.324   15  0.029   15  0.025    6  0.242   15 0.5042   26  0.949   12  0.116    2  0.367
KINGS          21 21 119 115  0.028 21.258   16  0.017   16  0.018   15  0.065   17 0.5016   30  0.876   21 -0.143    5  0.272
OILERS         19 18 122 126 -0.011 18.313   17  0.013   17  0.017   18 -0.064   16 0.5017    2  1.312    8  0.263   30 -0.391
SHARKS         21 21 115 131 -0.039 20.475   18 -0.024   18 -0.022   23 -0.165   18 0.4951   20  1.011   25 -0.219   20 -0.111
DUCKS          20 23 125 123  0.019 21.657   19 -0.051   19 -0.049   16  0.026   19 0.4909   29  0.887   22 -0.168   10  0.221
JETS           17 21 111 114  0.021 19.226   20 -0.076   21 -0.074   17 -0.007   22 0.4897   18  1.018   19 -0.052   15  0.039
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
BLUE JACKETS   18 21 121 139 -0.024 19.270   21 -0.076   20 -0.071   24 -0.169   20 0.4906    6  1.242   13  0.063   31 -0.402
CANUCKS        18 23 103 116  0.032 21.023   22 -0.082   22 -0.081   20 -0.083   21 0.4898   31  0.785   28 -0.387    9  0.221
RED WINGS      18 24 113 139 -0.055 20.306   23 -0.155   23 -0.153   27 -0.245   23 0.4774   21  1.007   26 -0.304   23 -0.186
ISLANDERS      14 20  80  91 -0.046 16.412   24 -0.164   24 -0.167   21 -0.103   24 0.4750   32  0.631   32 -0.560    3  0.353
SENATORS       12 23  98 125  0.112 19.176   25 -0.173   25 -0.172   22 -0.153   25 0.4749    7  1.193   16  0.016   27 -0.322
BLACKHAWKS     15 26  99 135  0.023 21.115   26 -0.205   26 -0.206   26 -0.217   26 0.4707   28  0.895   29 -0.403   17 -0.030
DEVILS         15 25 117 140 -0.041 19.488   27 -0.224   27 -0.228   25 -0.195   27 0.4658    8  1.188   18 -0.032   28 -0.358
FLYERS         13 28 102 141  0.001 20.822   28 -0.297   28 -0.300   29 -0.272   28 0.4573   24  0.986   27 -0.355   24 -0.189
KRAKEN         13 28 110 148 -0.039 20.165   29 -0.322   29 -0.323   30 -0.299   29 0.4534    9  1.128   24 -0.212   29 -0.387
SABRES         13 28 111 142 -0.061 19.750   30 -0.339   30 -0.341   28 -0.248   30 0.4512   10  1.110   23 -0.183   25 -0.313
TEAM            W  L  PF  PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING
COYOTES        10 30  89 152 -0.016 20.337   31 -0.422   31 -0.420   32 -0.486   31 0.4416   23  0.994   31 -0.560   32 -0.412
CANADIENS       8 32  88 146  0.033 21.038   32 -0.484   32 -0.487   31 -0.402   32 0.4344   25  0.982   30 -0.490   26 -0.313

PACIFIC DIVISION
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 24 17 145 125 -0.023 19.855 12 0.122 12 0.125 12 0.096 12 0.5182 5 1.273 4 0.370 22 -0.177 FLAMES 18 18 113 93 0.049 18.324 15 0.029 15 0.025 6 0.242 15 0.5042 26 0.949 12 0.116 2 0.367 KINGS 21 21 119 115 0.028 21.258 16 0.017 16 0.018 15 0.065 17 0.5016 30 0.876 21 -0.143 5 0.272 OILERS 19 18 122 126 -0.011 18.313 17 0.013 17 0.017 18 -0.064 16 0.5017 2 1.312 8 0.263 30 -0.391 SHARKS 21 21 115 131 -0.039 20.475 18 -0.024 18 -0.022 23 -0.165 18 0.4951 20 1.011 25 -0.219 20 -0.111 DUCKS 20 23 125 123 0.019 21.657 19 -0.051 19 -0.049 16 0.026 19 0.4909 29 0.887 22 -0.168 10 0.221 CANUCKS 18 23 103 116 0.032 21.023 22 -0.082 22 -0.081 20 -0.083 21 0.4898 31 0.785 28 -0.387 9 0.221 KRAKEN 13 28 110 148 -0.039 20.165 29 -0.322 29 -0.323 30 -0.299 29 0.4534 9 1.128 24 -0.212 29 -0.387

CENTRAL DIVISION
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 AVALANCHE 28 11 165 118 0.001 18.888 1 0.362 1 0.360 3 0.324 1 0.5520 1 1.402 1 0.775 21 -0.127 WILD 24 13 141 113 0.006 18.234 7 0.241 7 0.240 10 0.191 6 0.5364 4 1.281 3 0.475 19 -0.093 BLUES 25 16 146 109 0.010 20.095 10 0.183 10 0.181 4 0.291 8 0.5290 12 1.090 6 0.331 7 0.251 PREDATORS 26 17 134 118 -0.017 20.931 11 0.160 11 0.165 14 0.091 11 0.5238 19 1.013 14 0.040 14 0.143 STARS 20 18 112 119 0.015 19.234 14 0.053 14 0.057 19 -0.069 13 0.5093 17 1.028 20 -0.103 18 -0.035 JETS 17 21 111 114 0.021 19.226 20 -0.076 21 -0.074 17 -0.007 22 0.4897 18 1.018 19 -0.052 15 0.039 BLACKHAWKS 15 26 99 135 0.023 21.115 26 -0.205 26 -0.206 26 -0.217 26 0.4707 28 0.895 29 -0.403 17 -0.030 COYOTES 10 30 89 152 -0.016 20.337 31 -0.422 31 -0.420 32 -0.486 31 0.4416 23 0.994 31 -0.560 32 -0.412

ATLANTIC DIVISION
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 PANTHERS 28 14 170 122 0.037 20.926 3 0.305 3 0.298 1 0.338 4 0.5407 3 1.312 2 0.664 16 0.012 LIGHTNING 28 15 149 123 0.043 21.798 4 0.285 4 0.286 8 0.204 5 0.5384 11 1.103 9 0.261 13 0.147 MAPLE LEAFS 25 13 129 100 0.032 19.024 5 0.274 5 0.272 5 0.270 3 0.5418 14 1.057 7 0.271 6 0.270 BRUINS 24 14 119 102 -0.032 18.250 9 0.197 9 0.195 13 0.095 9 0.5267 22 1.001 15 0.030 12 0.161 RED WINGS 18 24 113 139 -0.055 20.306 23 -0.155 23 -0.153 27 -0.245 23 0.4774 21 1.007 26 -0.304 23 -0.186 SENATORS 12 23 98 125 0.112 19.176 25 -0.173 25 -0.172 22 -0.153 25 0.4749 7 1.193 16 0.016 27 -0.322 SABRES 13 28 111 142 -0.061 19.750 30 -0.339 30 -0.341 28 -0.248 30 0.4512 10 1.110 23 -0.183 25 -0.313 CANADIENS 8 32 88 146 0.033 21.038 32 -0.484 32 -0.487 31 -0.402 32 0.4344 25 0.982 30 -0.490 26 -0.313

METROPOLITAN DIVISION
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 HURRICANES 27 11 136 91 -0.018 18.150 2 0.326 2 0.323 2 0.325 2 0.5466 13 1.071 5 0.342 4 0.307 RANGERS 27 15 129 108 0.016 20.829 6 0.254 6 0.255 11 0.191 7 0.5360 27 0.899 17 0.009 1 0.373 PENGUINS 26 15 139 108 -0.017 19.766 8 0.208 8 0.206 7 0.219 10 0.5263 15 1.050 10 0.211 8 0.228 CAPITALS 23 19 139 117 -0.006 20.466 13 0.064 13 0.068 9 0.201 14 0.5085 16 1.049 11 0.192 11 0.210 BLUE JACKETS 18 21 121 139 -0.024 19.270 21 -0.076 20 -0.071 24 -0.169 20 0.4906 6 1.242 13 0.063 31 -0.402 ISLANDERS 14 20 80 91 -0.046 16.412 24 -0.164 24 -0.167 21 -0.103 24 0.4750 32 0.631 32 -0.560 3 0.353 DEVILS 15 25 117 140 -0.041 19.488 27 -0.224 27 -0.228 25 -0.195 27 0.4658 8 1.188 18 -0.032 28 -0.358 FLYERS 13 28 102 141 0.001 20.822 28 -0.297 28 -0.300 29 -0.272 28 0.4573 24 0.986 27 -0.355 24 -0.189


DIVISION                W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
METROPOLITAN DIVISION 163 154 0.514    1  0.033
CENTRAL DIVISION      165 152 0.521    2  0.025
ATLANTIC DIVISION     156 163 0.489    3 -0.024
PACIFIC DIVISION      154 169 0.477    4 -0.029

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.116 points in main ratings (0.079 for semineutral)
     0.013 points in improved RPI (0.008 for semineutral)
Average of 1.00 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Mon Jan 24 05:30:12 2022
games through: Sun Jan 23 2022

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