(All fancy statistics are 5v5 and courtesy naturalstattrick.com)
1. Carolina Hurricanes (12-2-0, +22 goal difference, CF%: 2nd, xGF%: 10th. Last week: 1)
2. Edmonton Oilers (11-4-0, +14, CF%: 16th, xGF%: 19th. Last week: 3)
3. Florida Panthers (11-2-3, +20, CF%: No. 1, xGF%: No. 6. Last week: 2)
It is more accurate to say that the Panthers lost their position than the Oilers gained. Connor McDavid and his team made a deep impression, but their defeat against Detroit and Buffalo put them on the brakes. The Panthers are also struggling, losing all games in four away games, including an uncharacteristic 7-3 loss to the Devils, and then two consecutive overtime losses to the Chargers and Pence. The playoff opponents then defeated the tired Kojima team. If Mike Smith is free, maybe the Oilers’ situation may be different. If the Panthers are not forced to start Spencer Knight on a back-to-back night, The situation may be different, but unfortunate losses are still losses, and the power rankings are not discriminatory. If Aleksander Barkov (Aleksander Barkov) was absent for a long time due to an obvious knee injury in Tuesday’s game, then the Panthers’ ranking could fall further.
4. Washington Capitals (9-2-5, +17, CF%: No. 12, xGF%: No. 7. Last week: 4)
5. Toronto Maple Leafs (11-5-1, +4, CF%: No. 6, xGF%: No. 2. Last week: 7)
6. Tampa Bay Chargers (8-3-3, +3, CF%: 17th, xGF%: 12th. Last week: 8)
Since October 25th, the Chargers have not lost in the regular season, with a 6-0-2 record. They did this by limiting their opponents to two or fewer goals in seven of the games. The only flaw was Brian Elliott’s performance in the 5-3 victory over Ottawa. Andrei Vasilevsky looks like his former self and the Chargers. He had the seventh-worst GA/GP (3.38) in October and now has the fifth-best GA/GP in November ( 2.00) and slowly climb back to the top 10. This season. Due to Jack Campbell’s strong performance, the Leafs have adopted a similar approach and have only lost once in the regular season since October 25.
7. Winnipeg Jets (9-3-3, +11, CF%: 8th, xGF%: 9th. Last week: 9)
8. Minnesota Wild (10-5-0, +2, CF%: 3rd, xGF%: 1st. Last week: 13)
Wild is a confusing team. It is difficult to refute the original results; they have the top 10 percentages and the top five possession indicators, but none of their victories seem convincing. They have beaten San Jose 5-0-1 in the past six games, two of which require extra time, and the other two regular season victories against Arizona and Seattle. To their credit, they took advantage of a very relaxed schedule in November.Interesting data: Wild’s 0.985 PDO shows that they have Unlucky So far this season.
9. Anaheim Ducks (10-4-3, +14, CF%: 24th, xGF%: 24th. Last week: 18)
The Ducks are amazing. The question now is whether they can stay in the top league. Great goalkeepers and a group of veterans and young players who seem to be well integrated are the secret of the Ducks’ success. If they are still in this position in January, we need to start taking them very seriously. Even if the analysis is not good, the team can be excellent (see: Islanders), but their operation does not seem to be sustainable, and unlike Wild, Ducks does not have the underlying data to support it.
10. Calgary Fire (8-3-5, +15, CF%: No. 5, xGF%: No. 8. Last week: 5)
11. New York Rangers (10-3-3, even, CF%: 32nd, xGF%: 30th. Last week: 15)
12. Boston Bruins (8-5-0, +4, CF%: 4th, xGF%: 3rd. Last week: 12)
13. Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-2, +3, CF%: 18th, xGF%: 26th. Last Week: 11)
14. Los Angeles Kings (8-5-2, +5, CF%: 11th, xGF%: 23rd. Last week: 19)
15. Vegas Golden Cavaliers (9-7-0, -1, CF%: 25, xGF%: 28. Last week: 17)
16. Colorado Avalanche (6-5-1, +4, CF%: No. 13, xGF%: No. 5. Last week: 14)
The Avs faced an uphill battle without Nathan MacKinnon, but at least they resembled a contender who defeated Canucks and Sharks 13-3. In the past eight games, their current record is 5-2-1, which is a very favorable schedule. Canucks and Kraken are on the road and then host Sens, Ducks and Preds. Interestingly, most sports betting still regards Avs as a cup favorite, which means that most people want them to continue to win and then enter a higher gear when MacKinnon returns.
17. Nashville Predators (9-6-1, +2, CF%: 23rd, xGF%: 20th. Last week: 22)
18. St. Louis Blues (8-5-2, +9, CF%: 20th, xGF%: 22nd. Last week: 6)
The Blues have lost four consecutive games. After starting 5-0-0, they have now lost 7 of the past 10 games. Losing to the league’s worst team on Tuesday should automatically rank them from top to bottom, but all four losses are one goal, and they have not completely lost confidence. Jordan Binnington’s ups and downs are still worrying, and to some extent negate the very positive contributions of Jordan Kairou and Robert Thomas.
19. Columbus Blue Jacket (8-5-0, +3, CF%: 19th, xGF%: 17th. Last week: 20)
20. Detroit Red Wings (8-8-2, -9, CF%: 26th, xGF%: 18th. Last Week: 16)
21. New Jersey Devils (7-4-3, even, CF%: 14th, xGF%: 16. Last week: 21)
22. San Jose Sharks (8-6-1, +1, CF%: 28th, xGF%: 31st. Last week: 24)
23. Buffalo Sabres (7-6-2, +1, CF%: 21st, xGF%: 21st. Last week: 27)
24. Dallas Stars (6-6-2, -6, CF%: 22nd, xGF%: 14th. last week: 29)
25. New York Islanders (5-6-2, -10, CF%: 29th, xGF%: 15th. Last week: 10)
After a 19-4 defeat and four consecutive losses, the Islands became one of the two biggest losers this week. People did sympathize with the 13 road trips at the beginning of the season. When the back-to-back games in Florida started, they seemed to just want to go home. However, the remaining 60% of the games on the island will be played at home, which gives them a chance to get back on their feet. The Islands are 6 points behind in the wild card position, but only Avs has fewer games.
26. Pittsburgh Penguins (5-6-4, -8, CF%: No. 7, xGF%: No. 4. Last week: 23)
We haven’t panic yet, but come from Wall Street Journal The potential sale of the team does make this look like the last chapter of the Lemieux-Crosby era in Pittsburgh. Since their captain returned to the lineup, the Pens have lost three straight games in the regular season and led by 14-5. The 2-1 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday seems particularly frustrating because of Crosby. And the Pen team has always dominated this game. It is too early to make a decision, but if Pens misses the playoffs, this will be the first time this has happened since Crosby’s rookie season in 2005-06.
27. Chicago Blackhawks (4-9-2, -18, CF%: 31st, xGF%: 32nd. Last week: 31)
28. Ottawa Senators (4-10-1, -16, CF%: 30th, xGF%: 25th. Last week: 28)
29. Seattle Sea Monster (4-10-1, -13, CF%: 9th, xGF%: 11th. Last week: 26)
30. Vancouver Canucks (5-9-2, -14, CF%: 15th, xGF%: 29th. Last week: 25)
An expansion franchise that could emulate the Vegas blueprint and spark new competition in the Pacific Northwest did not go as planned. Both Canucks and Kraken are struggling. PNW is still an unprofitable area. Canucks can’t even claim to own this territory with their qualifications because they are so bad they have lost 8 of the last 10 games. , And scored 19-6 in their three road trips. For Kraken, at least, the problem is obvious-their goalkeeper is not good enough. For the Canucks, despite having talented young players, excellent goalkeepers, and (presumably) a strengthened blue line, they are completely out of sync and are not in sync with the team that defeated Minnesota and St. Louis and brought Vegas to seven points. No resemblance to a playoff game a year ago.
31. Arizona Coyotes (2-13-1, -36, CF%: 27th, xGF%: 27th. Last week: 32)
32. Montreal Canadiens (4-12-2, -23, CF%: 10th, xGF%: 13th. Last week: 30)
No, I don’t hate Habs, but putting them at the end really breaks the monotony. I think the Coyotes have won two of the past five games, including Tuesday’s game against the Blues. In addition to a 4-2 victory over the Fire, Habu has lost six of the past seven games. Muir Montebo and Cayden Primeau have not won a game this season.