NHL Power Ranking: Boston Bruins Are Up to #9

1TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (34-8-2, 81%): Winning 68% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 60-18-4 (124 PTS) (Projected to win just 68.4% 26-10-2 rest of the season)

They have a 43.2 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 5/2). They have a 31.8 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 5/1). Their chances are up significantly from 21.9% on 12/18.

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2PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (24-13-6, 64.9%): Winning 65% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 50-24-8 (108 PTS) (26-11-2 rest of season)

Computer simulations give them a 22.7% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 5/1. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 10/1 and they win it all in 14.3 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly from 3.4% on 12/12. Their power ranking is up 6 spots since 11/26. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #4.

3TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (28-13-2, 68.3%): Winning 63% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 53-24-5 (111 PTS) (Projected to win just 64.1% 25-11-3 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 14.7% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 7/2. They have an 8.5% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 7/1. Their chances have dropped since 1/9 when they were at 11.5 percent. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 11/12.

4WASHINGTON CAPITALS (27-12-4, 69.2%): Winning 62% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 51-24-7 (110 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.5% 24-12-3 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 14.1% of the time. They have an 8% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 12/1. Their chances have dropped since 12/18 when they were at 19.2 percent.

5WINNIPEG JETS (27-14-2, 65.9%): Winning 61% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 51-26-5 (108 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.5% 24-12-3 rest of the season)

They have a 25.2 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 7/2). They have an 11.1% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 8/1. Their chances are down from 21% on December 27.

6SAN JOSE SHARKS (26-13-7, 66.7%): Winning 60% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 47-25-10 (104 PTS) (Projected to win just 58.3% 21-12-3 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 21.2% chance of winning the West with Vegas odds at 5/1. They have a 7.6% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 10/1. Their chances are up significantly since 12/12 where they were at 1.6%. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 8 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 12/3.

7CALGARY FLAMES (28-13-4, 68.3%): Winning 58% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 50-25-7 (107 PTS) (Projected to win just 59.5% 22-12-3 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 5/1 and in simulations they win the conference 18.7% of the time. They have a 6.4% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 10/1. Their chances are up significantly since 12/12 where they were at 1.1%. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 6 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 12 spots since 11/22.

8NASHVILLE PREDATORS (27-15-4, 64.3%): Winning 58% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 48-27-7 (103 PTS) (Projected to win just 58.3% 21-12-3 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 13.2% chance of winning the West with Vegas odds at 7/2. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 8/1 and they win it all in 4.3 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are down from 11.2% on December 16. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 10 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 6 spots since 11/16.

9BOSTON BRUINS (25-15-4, 62.5%): Winning 58% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 47-28-7 (101 PTS) (Projected to win just 57.9% 22-13-3 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 3% of the time. They have a 1.3% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 12/1. Their chances are down from 2.9% on December 23. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 11/16.

10LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (27-16-4, 62.8%): Winning 57% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 47-28-7 (100 PTS) (Projected to win just 57.1% 20-12-3 rest of the season)

They have a 12.6 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 3/1). They have a 4 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 7/1). Their chances have dropped since 12/14 when they were at 9.1 percent. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 12 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 11/28.

11MINNESOTA WILD (22-18-3, 55%): Winning 54% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 43-32-7 (93 PTS) (21-14-4 rest of season)

They have a 4.9 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 30/1). They have a 1.3 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 60/1). Their chances are down from 3.8% on December 18. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 21 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 11/26.

12COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (25-15-3, 62.5%): Winning 53% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-30-7 (97 PTS) (Projected to win just 51.3% 20-15-4 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 93% of simulations. This is a big jump from the 79% chance they had back on 12/17. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 13% chance of getting home ice in the first round.

13FLORIDA PANTHERS (17-17-8, 50%): Winning 53% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 37-33-12 (87 PTS) (20-16-4 rest of season)

They have a 34% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 66% back on 12/20. If they do make the playoffs, they have next to no chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 12/13. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #17.

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14COLORADO AVALANCHE (20-16-8, 55.6%): Winning 52% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 40-30-12 (92 PTS) (Projected to win just 52.6% 20-14-4 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 78 percent. Their chances have dropped slightly from 89% back on 12/21. They have an 6% chance of getting home ice in the first round.

15NEW YORK ISLANDERS (24-14-4, 63.2%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 43-30-9 (95 PTS) (Projected to win just 47.5% 19-16-5 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 87 percent. This is a big jump from the 46% chance they had back on 12/18. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 6% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 11/26.

16DALLAS STARS (23-18-4, 56.1%): Winning 48% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 41-33-8 (90 PTS) (Projected to win just 48.6% 18-15-4 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 69 percent. This is a big jump from the 45% chance they had back on 12/17. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 5% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 11/19.

17VANCOUVER CANUCKS (20-21-5, 48.8%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-36-8 (84 PTS) (18-15-3 rest of season)

They have a 34% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 3% chance they had back on 12/15. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 13 spots since 11/19.

18OTTAWA SENATORS (17-23-5, 42.5%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-40-9 (75 PTS) (16-17-4 rest of season)

Their projected point total is down from 81 points on December 19. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 11/16. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #26.

19NEW JERSEY DEVILS (16-20-7, 44.4%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-36-10 (82 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 51.3 percent 20-16-3 record)

They make the playoffs in 11% of simulations. Their chances are down from 29% back on 12/18. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 11/16.

20ST. LOUIS BLUES (18-20-4, 47.4%): Winning 46% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-38-8 (80 PTS) (18-18-4 rest of season)

They have a 16% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 6% chance they had back on 12/18. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 7 spots since 11/16.

21PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (16-22-6, 42.1%): Winning 46% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-39-10 (76 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 44.7 percent 17-17-4 record)

Their projected point total is down from 84 points on December 13. Their current chances of making the playoffs are 1.1 percent. Their power ranking is down 8 spots since 11/22. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #25.

22EDMONTON OILERS (21-20-3, 51.2%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 39-36-7 (86 PTS) (Projected to win just 47.4% 18-16-4 rest of the season)

They have a 45% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 73% back on 12/15. If they do make the playoffs, they have next to no chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 12/10. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #18.

23CAROLINA HURRICANES (20-18-5, 52.6%): Winning 43% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-36-10 (82 PTS) (Projected to win just 41% 16-18-5 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 12% of simulations. This is a big jump from the 1% chance they had back on 12/31. If they do make the playoffs, they have next to no chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 11/19.

24MONTREAL CANADIENS (23-17-5, 57.5%): Winning 42% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-35-9 (85 PTS) (Projected to win just 40.5% 15-18-4 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 22% of simulations. Their chances are down from 37% back on 1/4. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 11/26. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #19.

25BUFFALO SABRES (23-14-6, 62.2%): Winning 40% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-33-11 (88 PTS) (Projected to win just 38.5% 15-19-5 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 40 percent. This is a big jump from the 16% chance they had back on 1/2. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 6 spots since 11/12. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #16.

26ANAHEIM DUCKS (19-17-8, 52.8%): Winning 40% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-36-12 (80 PTS) (Projected to win just 39.5% 15-19-4 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 14% of simulations. Their chances are down from 54% back on 12/17. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 12/6.

27CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (16-22-8, 42.1%): Winning 39% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 30-39-13 (73 PTS) (Projected to win just 38.9% 14-17-5 rest of the season)

On 3/5 their projected point total was up to 66 points. Their power ranking is down 8 spots since 11/16.

28DETROIT RED WINGS (16-22-7, 42.1%): Winning 39% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 30-41-11 (71 PTS) (Projected to win just 37.8% 14-19-4 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 78 points on December 12. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 12/18.

29NEW YORK RANGERS (17-19-7, 47.2%): Winning 37% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 31-39-12 (74 PTS) (Projected to win just 35.9% 14-20-5 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 83 points on December 12. Their power ranking is down 9 spots since 11/22.

30LOS ANGELES KINGS (17-25-3, 40.5%): Winning 37% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 30-44-8 (68 PTS) (Projected to win just 35.1% 13-19-5 rest of the season)

On 3/3 their projected point total was up to 64 points. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 11/13.

31ARIZONA COYOTES (19-21-3, 47.5%): Winning 36% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-41-8 (74 PTS) (Projected to win just 35.9% 14-20-5 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 69 points on December 21. While not great, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs (2.5%). Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 11/19. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #27.