NHL Power Ranking: San Jose Sharks Currently at #4

1TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (34-18-3, 65.4%): Winning 65% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 51-26-5 (108 PTS) (17-8-2 rest of season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 5/1 and in simulations they win the conference 27% of the time. They have a 15.3% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 10/1. Their chances are up significantly from 5.9% on 1/22. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 12/17. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #4.

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2TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (41-11-4, 78.8%): Winning 65% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 58-18-6 (122 PTS) (Projected to win just 65.4% 17-7-2 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 2/1 and in simulations they win the conference 39% of the time. They have a 25.7% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 4/1. Their chances are down from 37.1% on January 23.

3WINNIPEG JETS (35-18-3, 66%): Winning 63% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 51-26-5 (107 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.5% 16-8-2 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 32.9% chance of winning the West with Vegas odds at 3/1. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 7/1 and they win it all in 16.7 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 1/13 where they were at 11.1%. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #5.

4SAN JOSE SHARKS (33-16-7, 67.3%): Winning 63% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 49-24-9 (108 PTS) (Projected to win just 61.5% 16-8-2 rest of the season)

They have a 33.6 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 5/1). They have a 15.9 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 10/1). Their chances are up significantly since 1/22 where they were at 7.1%. 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 6 spots since 12/13.

5PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (28-20-7, 58.3%): Winning 61% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-28-9 (99 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 63 percent 17-8-2 record)

Their current odds of winning the East are 5/1 and in simulations they win the conference 10.3% of the time. They have a 5.3 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 10/1). Their chances are down from 14.4% on January 12. While the odds are still in their favor, there is a 7 percent chance that they slide out of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 1/4. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #10.

6WASHINGTON CAPITALS (30-18-7, 62.5%): Winning 60% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 46-27-9 (101 PTS) (Projected to win just 59.3% 16-9-2 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the East are 6/1 and in simulations they win the conference 11.4% of the time. They have a 5.8% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 10/1. Their chances are down from 9.5% on January 14. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 12/13.

7CALGARY FLAMES (34-15-6, 69.4%): Winning 58% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 50-24-8 (109 PTS) (Projected to win just 59.3% 16-9-2 rest of the season)

They have a 16.4 percent chance of reaching the Finals (Odds stand at 7/2). They have a 6.4 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 8/1). Their chances have dropped since 2/2 when they were at 10.4 percent. 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 5 spots since 12/13. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #2.

8COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (31-20-3, 60.8%): Winning 57% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 46-30-6 (98 PTS) (Projected to win just 53.6% 15-10-3 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 5.5% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 10/1. The odds of them winning the Stanley Cup are 20/1 and they win it all in 2.1 percent of our latest simulations. Their chances are up significantly since 1/12 where they were at 0.5%. 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 up 6 spots since 12/18.

9NASHVILLE PREDATORS (33-20-5, 62.3%): Winning 56% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 46-28-8 (100 PTS) (Projected to win just 54.2% 13-8-3 rest of the season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 9/2 and in simulations they win the conference 9.4% of the time. They have a 2.7% chance of winning the Stanley Cup with Vegas odds at 9/1. Their chances have dropped since 1/17 when they were at 4.5 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 12/13.

10BOSTON BRUINS (31-17-8, 64.6%): Winning 55% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-27-10 (100 PTS) (Projected to win just 53.8% 14-10-2 rest of the season)

Computer simulations give them a 3.9% chance of winning the East with Vegas odds at 6/1. They have a 1.4 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 12/1). Their chances have held steady over the past month. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 12/23.

11LAS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS (31-22-4, 58.5%): Winning 55% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 45-31-6 (96 PTS) (14-9-2 rest of season)

Their current odds of winning the West are 5/1 and in simulations they win the conference 4.6% of the time. They have a 1.4 percent chance of winning the Stanley Cup (Odds 10/1). Their chances are down from 4.5% on January 21. 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 down 5 spots since 12/13.

12FLORIDA PANTHERS (23-23-8, 50%): Winning 53% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-33-11 (87 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 53.6 percent 15-10-3 record)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 13 percent. Their chances are down from 31% back on 1/13. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 12/13. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #19.

13COLORADO AVALANCHE (22-22-11, 50%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-32-14 (86 PTS) (14-10-3 rest of season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 48 percent. Their chances are down from 78% back on 1/12. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #20.

14MINNESOTA WILD (27-24-5, 52.9%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 39-35-8 (87 PTS) (Projected to win just 46.2% 12-11-3 rest of the season)

They have a 59% chance of making the playoffs. Their chances are down from 80% back on 1/12. 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 7 spots since 12/18. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #18.

15NEW YORK ISLANDERS (33-16-6, 67.3%): Winning 50% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 46-27-9 (101 PTS) (Projected to win just 48.1% 13-11-3 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 94 points on January 13. Their power ranking is up 4 spots since 12/18. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #6.

16ST. LOUIS BLUES (27-22-5, 55.1%): Winning 49% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 41-33-8 (90 PTS) (Projected to win just 50% 14-11-3 rest of the season)

They have a 73% chance of making the playoffs. This is a big jump from the 16% chance they had back on 1/12. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 6% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is up 7 spots since 1/22.

17OTTAWA SENATORS (21-29-5, 42%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-41-8 (74 PTS) (Projected to increase win% rest of season to 44.4 percent 12-12-3 record)

On 3/16 their projected point total was up to 76 points. Their power ranking is up 6 spots since 12/13. They are better than their projected record indicates. Their power rank based on projected points is just #29.

18VANCOUVER CANUCKS (25-24-7, 51%): Winning 47% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 38-34-10 (85 PTS) (13-10-3 rest of season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 48 percent. This is a big jump from the 33% chance they had back on 1/12. 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 10 spots since 12/13.

19DALLAS STARS (28-22-5, 56%): Winning 46% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 40-34-8 (88 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 12-12-3 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 67% of simulations. This is a big jump from the 46% chance they had back on 1/24. If they do make the playoffs, they have a 3% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 4 spots since 12/18. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #15.

20PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (25-23-7, 52.1%): Winning 46% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 37-35-10 (85 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 12-12-3 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 7 percent. This is a big jump from the 1% chance they had back on 1/14. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is down 5 spots since 12/13.

21EDMONTON OILERS (24-26-5, 48%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 36-38-8 (80 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 12-12-3 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 16% of simulations. Their chances are down from 56% back on 1/18. 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 1/15.

22CAROLINA HURRICANES (28-22-6, 56%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 40-33-9 (88 PTS) (Projected to win just 46.2% 12-11-3 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 22% of simulations. Their chances are down from 34% back on 2/9. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 5 spots since 12/23. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #16.

23NEW JERSEY DEVILS (21-26-8, 44.7%): Winning 45% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 33-38-11 (78 PTS) (12-12-3 rest of season)

Their projected point total is down from 86 points on January 15. Their power ranking is down 8 spots since 1/15.

24BUFFALO SABRES (27-21-7, 56.2%): Winning 44% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 39-33-10 (87 PTS) (Projected to win just 44.4% 12-12-3 rest of the season)

They make the playoffs in 19% of simulations. Their chances are down from 35% back on 1/12. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Their power ranking is up 7 spots since 12/13. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #17.

25CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (23-24-9, 48.9%): Winning 44% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 35-35-12 (82 PTS) (Projected to win just 46.2% 12-11-3 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 24 percent. This is a big jump from the 1% chance they had back on 1/19. 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 12/18.

26MONTREAL CANADIENS (31-18-7, 63.3%): Winning 43% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 42-30-10 (93 PTS) (Projected to win just 42.3% 11-12-3 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 66 percent. This is a big jump from the 25% chance they had back on 1/12. They have an 5% chance of getting home ice in the first round. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 1/1. They are not as good as their projected record would indicate. Their rank based on projected points is #13.

27DETROIT RED WINGS (21-28-7, 42.9%): Winning 40% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 32-40-10 (73 PTS) (11-12-3 rest of season)

Their projected point total is down from 77 points on February 6. Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 1/29.

28NEW YORK RANGERS (24-23-8, 51.1%): Winning 39% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-36-12 (80 PTS) (Projected to win just 37% 10-13-4 rest of the season)

On 3/14 their projected point total was up to 74 points. Their power ranking is down 6 spots since 12/13.

29ARIZONA COYOTES (24-26-5, 48%): Winning 38% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-39-9 (77 PTS) (Projected to win just 37% 10-13-4 rest of the season)

Their playoff chances currently stand at 5 percent. Their chances are down from 20% back on 1/23. They have virtually no chance of getting home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

30LOS ANGELES KINGS (23-27-5, 46%): Winning 38% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 34-40-8 (76 PTS) (Projected to win just 40.7% 11-13-3 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 68 points on January 12. While not great, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs (3.4%). Their power ranking is down 3 spots since 12/13.

31ANAHEIM DUCKS (21-26-9, 44.7%): Winning 34% of Neutral Ice Simulations
Projected Record: 30-39-13 (73 PTS) (Projected to win just 34.6% 9-13-4 rest of the season)

Their projected point total is down from 80 points on January 20. Their power ranking is down 10 spots since 12/13.