NHL Power Ranking: Nashville Predators Are Only #5

1TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (21-7-1, 75%): Winning 64% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 55-23-4 (114 PTS) (Projected to win just 64.2% 34-16-3 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 35.1% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 7/2. They have a 22.7 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 7/1). Their chances are up significantly from 18.5% on 11/7.

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2WASHINGTON CAPITALS (15-9-3, 62.5%): Winning 63% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 50-25-7 (107 PTS) (35-16-4 rest of season)

They have a 26.9 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 6/1). The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 12/1 and they win it all in 16.2 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly from 8.5% on 11/19. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #5.

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3WINNIPEG JETS (17-8-2, 68%): Winning 61% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 51-25-6 (108 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.8% 34-17-4 rest of the season)

They have a 28.5 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 5/1). They have a 14.7% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 10/1. Their chances are up significantly since 11/9 where they were at 9.4%. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 10/20.

4TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (20-8-0, 71.4%): Winning 60% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 53-25-4 (110 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.1% 33-17-4 rest of the season)

They have a 19.3 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 7/2). The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 7/1 and they win it all in 10.9 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 11/9 where they were at 4.7%. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 10/25. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #2.

5NASHVILLE PREDATORS (19-8-1, 70.4%): Winning 60% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 52-25-5 (109 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.1% 33-17-4 rest of the season)

They have a 26 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 7/2). They have an 11.6% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 7/1. Their chances have dropped since 11/13 when they were at 20 percent. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 11/16. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #3.

6LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (15-13-1, 53.6%): Winning 59% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 47-30-5 (99 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 60.4 percent 32-17-4 record)

They have a 17.4 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 4/1). The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 8/1 and they win it all in 8 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 11/24 where they were at 4.2%. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 11 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 11/16.

7PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (11-10-5, 52.4%): Winning 57% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 44-29-9 (97 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 58.9 percent 33-19-4 record)

Their current odds of winning the East are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 6.4% of the time. They have a 2.8% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 12/1. Their chances are down from 8.2% on November 6. 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 4 spots since 10/28.

8MINNESOTA WILD (15-10-2, 60%): Winning 56% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-30-7 (97 PTS) (Projected to win just 54.5% 30-20-5 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 10.7% of the time. They have a 4 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 12/1). Their chances are down from 5.7% on November 6. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 18 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs.

9BOSTON BRUINS (14-9-4, 60.9%): Winning 55% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 44-29-9 (98 PTS) (Projected to win just 54.5% 30-20-5 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 5.5% of the time. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 12/1 and they win it all in 2.1 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are down from 6.6% on November 14. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 9 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 10/21.

10COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (15-10-2, 60%): Winning 54% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-30-7 (96 PTS) (Projected to win just 54.5% 30-20-5 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 4.1% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 10/1. They have a 1.5% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 20/1. Their chances have held steady over the past month. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 13 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 3 spots since 11/5.

11SAN JOSE SHARKS (14-10-5, 58.3%): Winning 53% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 42-30-10 (94 PTS) (Projected to win just 52.8% 28-20-5 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 4.2% of the time. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 12/1 and they win it all in 1.4 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are down from 3.9% on November 8. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 25 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs.

12COLORADO AVALANCHE (16-7-5, 69.6%): Winning 52% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 44-28-10 (99 PTS) (Projected to win just 51.9% 28-21-5 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 4.6% chance of winning the West with Vegas odds at 15/1. They have a 1.2% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 30/1. Their chances are up significantly from 0.2% on 11/9. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 14 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 10/10. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #7.

13NEW YORK ISLANDERS (13-10-3, 56.5%): Winning 51% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 41-32-9 (91 PTS) (Projected to win just 50% 28-22-6 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 64 percent. Their chances are down from 82% back on 11/7. They have a 10% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 10/24.

14CALGARY FLAMES (17-9-2, 65.4%): Winning 51% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-30-7 (97 PTS) (Projected to win just 51.9% 28-21-5 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 8/1 and in simulations they win the conference 4.4% of the time. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 16/1 and they win it all in 1.2 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 11/18 where they were at 0.2%. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 16 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 8 spots since 10/15. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #9.

15FLORIDA PANTHERS (11-10-5, 52.4%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 39-32-11 (89 PTS) (28-22-6 rest of season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 50 percent. Their chances are down from 72% back on 11/15. They have a 5% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 10/7.

16DALLAS STARS (15-10-3, 60%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 42-31-9 (93 PTS) (Projected to win just 50% 27-21-6 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 69% of simulations. This is a big jump from the 54% chance they had back on 11/28. They have a 13% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 10/7.

17PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (11-12-2, 47.8%): Winning 49% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-35-9 (85 PTS) (27-23-7 rest of season)

They make the playoffs in 28% of simulations. Their chances are down from 44% back on 11/12. They have a 2% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 10/15.

18ST. LOUIS BLUES (9-13-4, 40.9%): Winning 49% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-36-10 (83 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 48.2 percent 27-23-6 record)

They have a 17% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 60% back on 11/11. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 11/16.

19EDMONTON OILERS (14-12-2, 53.8%): Winning 49% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 41-34-7 (89 PTS) (Projected to win just 50% 27-22-5 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 49 percent. This is a big jump from the 35% chance they had back on 11/27. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 14% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 10/14.

20OTTAWA SENATORS (12-13-3, 48%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-37-9 (80 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 24-24-6 rest of the season)

They have a 10% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 4% chance they had back on 11/6. 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 6 spots since 10/10. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #26.

21NEW JERSEY DEVILS (9-12-5, 42.9%): Winning 46% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 35-36-11 (82 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 46.4 percent 26-24-6 record)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 15 percent. Their chances are down from 35% back on 11/6. 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 5 spots since 10/24.

22NEW YORK RANGERS (13-12-3, 52%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 37-36-9 (82 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 24-24-6 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 16 percent. Their chances are down from 36% back on 11/22. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

23CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (9-15-5, 37.5%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 32-39-11 (75 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 43.4 percent 23-24-6 record)

Their projected point total is down from 84 points on November 8. While not great, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs (2.3%). Their power ranking is down 11 spots since 10/25. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #29.

24ANAHEIM DUCKS (15-10-5, 60%): Winning 44% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 39-32-11 (89 PTS) (Projected to win just 46.2% 24-22-6 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 47 percent. This is a big jump from the 20% chance they had back on 11/19. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 13% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 10 spots since 10/7. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #18.

25CAROLINA HURRICANES (12-11-4, 52.2%): Winning 44% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 35-36-11 (81 PTS) (Projected to win just 41.8% 23-25-7 rest of the season)

They have a 12% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 22% back on 11/30. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 11/26.

26LOS ANGELES KINGS (10-17-1, 37%): Winning 42% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-42-7 (73 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 42.6 percent 23-25-6 record)

Their projected point total is down from 80 points on November 8. Their current chances of making the playoffs are 1.4 percent. Their power ranking is down 6 spots since 10/10. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #30.

27MONTREAL CANADIENS (13-10-5, 56.5%): Winning 41% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-36-12 (80 PTS) (Projected to win just 38.9% 21-26-7 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 10% of simulations. Their chances are down from 21% back on 11/19. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

28DETROIT RED WINGS (12-12-4, 50%): Winning 40% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-38-11 (77 PTS) (Projected to win just 38.9% 21-26-7 rest of the season)

On 3/9 their projected point total was up to 69 points. Their current chances of making the playoffs are 3.8 percent.

29VANCOUVER CANUCKS (11-16-3, 40.7%): Winning 38% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 31-42-9 (70 PTS) (Projected to win just 38.5% 20-26-6 rest of the season)

On 3/21 their projected point total was up to 82 points.

30ARIZONA COYOTES (13-11-2, 54.2%): Winning 38% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-39-9 (78 PTS) (Projected to win just 37.5% 21-28-7 rest of the season)

They have a 5% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 2% chance they had back on 11/26. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 11/6.

31BUFFALO SABRES (17-8-4, 68%): Winning 38% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 37-34-11 (85 PTS) (Projected to win just 37.7% 20-26-7 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 28% of simulations. This is a big jump from the 1% chance they had back on 11/6. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 6% chance of getting home ice in the first round. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #19.

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