NHL Power Rankings: Week 22

By Dave Cokin - Covers Expert

The Final NHL Power Rankings are here for the 2019 Playoffs - The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to hold on to the top spot and remain the clear favorites. With three Canadian teams ranked in the top half will this be the year the Stanley Cup drought ends in the North?

NHL Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-OT-SOL (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 62-16-3-1
(41-41-0)
0 Tampa Bay
Clearly the team to beat, though futures price offers -EV value.
2 2 same 50-25-3-4
(43-39-0)
0 Calgary
Everyone let of the goaltending, and with legit cause.
3 3 same 49-24-6-3
(40-42-0)
0 Boston
The team most likely to upset the Lightning.
4 4 same 46-28-6-2
(37-45-0)
0 Toronto
Explosive attack but defense remains shaky.
5 10 up 5 48-27-2-5
(42-40-0)
0 NY Islanders
Trotz ran the table last season with the Capitals.
6 6 same 44-26-9-3
(39-43-0)
0 Pittsburgh
Not the best on paper, but experienced stars make Pens dangerous.
7 7 same 48-26-7-1
(38-44-0)
0 Washington
Defending champs would need to relocate last season's playoff form.
8 5 down 3 47-30-4-1
(33-49-0)
0 Winnipeg
Sliding down the stretch, and haver a tough opening draw.
9 8 down 1 46-27-6-3
(33-49-0)
0 San Jose
Goaltending issues make Sharks a potential early out,
10 14 up 4 47-31-3-1
(44-38-0)
0 Columbus
Very capable on the right night but there are too many wrong nights.
11 11 same 47-29-4-2
(31-51-0)
0 Nashville
Power play impotence likely dooms Preds earlier than they'd like.
12 12 same 45-28-6-3
(40-42-0)
0 St. Louis
Everyone's dangerous dark horse, but can the unheralded rookie goalie keep it going?
13 13 same 46-29-5-2
(38-44-0)
0 Carolina
High energy team on the rise, but more of a threat next year.
14 9 down 5 43-32-5-2
(32-50-0)
0 Vegas
All about Fleury, who's good enough to spark a big run.
15 16 up 1 38-30-12-2
(40-42-0)
0 Colorado
Better late as there's finally some offensive balance but too many holes.
16 17 up 1 43-32-5-2
(43-39-0)
0 Dallas
Will go as far as Ben Bishop can take them.
17 15 down 2 44-30-8-0
(48-34-0)
0 Montreal
18 18 same 39-35-5-3
(49-33-0)
0 Arizona
19 19 same 36-32-7-7
(45-37-0)
0 Florida
20 20 same 37-36-5-4
(35-47-0)
0 Minnesota
21 21 same 37-37-7-1
(39-43-0)
0 Philadelphia
22 22 same 36-34-11-1
(44-38-0)
0 Chicago
23 23 same 35-36-5-6
(49-33-0)
0 Vancouver
24 24 same 35-38-6-3
(35-47-0)
0 Edmonton
25 25 same 33-39-7-3
(44-38-0)
0 Buffalo
26 26 same 32-36-9-5
(47-35-0)
0 NY Rangers
27 27 same 31-41-6-4
(47-35-0)
0 New Jersey
28 28 same 29-47-5-1
(44-38-0)
0 Ottawa
29 29 same 32-40-5-5
(49-33-0)
0 Detroit
30 30 same 35-37-7-3
(41-41-0)
0 Anaheim
31 31 same 31-42-5-4
(42-40-0)
0 Los Angeles

Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.

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