Islanders' Remaining Schedule; NHL All-Star Break Power Rankings

Michael Grabner and the Islanders hope to get off to a fast start -- get it?! -- to the second half.

After 49 games, the Islanders are 15-27-7. They're 8-12-4 at home, 7-15-3 on the road. Here's a look at how their remaining schedule stacks up, as well as our latest NHL Power Rankings.

(As for news, if you missed it the Islanders recalled Kevin Poulin, Dylan Reese and -- here's the mild surprise -- Ty Wishart. The Islanders play Tuesday and Wednesday night on the road, while Bridgeport is off thanks to the AHL All-Star break.)

Games Remaining
33
Home 17
Road 16
Back-to-backs 9
Remaining Opponents #
Bos, NJD, Phi, Pit, Tor 3
Atl, Car, Fla, NYR, Ott, Was 2
Buf, Mon, TB 1
WEST: LA, Min, STL 1

Continuing the pace we've seen all season, that's a lot of back-to-backs, starting this week in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. There is also an all-road back-to-back March 18 and 19 at Carolina and Florida. The rest at least feature one game at home.

Attendance-wise, they have two remaining Tuesday home dates (the Leafs each time), one more Monday matinee (Presidents' Day vs. the Panthers), a Wednesday night hosting the Wild (yikes), while the other 14 home games are Thursday, Friday or Saturday dates.

NHL Power Rankings

Figure most of our weekly media types to be late (if they post at all) or at least unchanged with their power rankings, so we'll just post our updated calculations. However:

  • ESPN did still do theirs and dropped the Isles from 28 to 29th, with Pierre LeBrun adding, "Good job by GM Garth Snow to get Matt Moulson re-signed." (You know it's LeBrun and not Burnside when the comment has to do with actual news.)
  • Sportsnet/Mike Brophy dropped the Isles from 28 to 30th, commenting, "In a season where the losses greatly outweigh the wins, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Penguins is almost like a moral victory."

As to our Power Rankings below: The calculations are not impressed by New Jersey's recent surge. Otherwise, the top four and bottom eight remain basically the same, with just a little shuffling.

Formula and calculations courtesy of our own ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles -- who is also often the one you'll find compiling FIG picks in the game thread. Explanation of how he does it is in the original post. If you have any questions about it, leave them in comments and he'll likely answer.

    W L OTL Pts GP Pts.% Pts.%/GP PWR
1 Vancouver 31 10 9 71 50 0.710 0.3773 2058
2 Philadelphia 33 12 5 71 50 0.710 0.3740 2021
3 Detroit 30 13 6 66 49 0.673 0.3607 1992
4 Tampa Bay 31 15 5 67 51 0.657 0.3631 1953
5 Pittsburgh 31 15 4 66 50 0.660 0.3558 1924
6 Dallas 30 15 5 65 50 0.650 0.3462 1894
7 Boston 28 15 7 63 50 0.630 0.3418 1845
8 Nashville 27 17 6 60 50 0.600 0.3294 1814
9 Anaheim 28 20 4 60 52 0.577 0.3282 1788
10 Washington 27 15 9 63 51 0.618 0.3291 1775
11 Phoenix 25 17 9 59 51 0.578 0.3207 1760
12 Chicago 26 20 4 56 50 0.560 0.3127 1718
13 Minnesota 25 19 5 55 49 0.561 0.3132 1710
14 Los Angeles 27 22 1 55 50 0.550 0.3118 1700
15 Colorado 25 19 6 56 50 0.560 0.3126 1697
16 Montreal 27 18 5 59 50 0.590 0.3156 1694
17 San Jose 25 19 6 56 50 0.560 0.3040 1675
18 NY Rangers 29 20 3 61 52 0.587 0.3028 1647
19 Atlanta 24 19 9 57 52 0.548 0.3021 1639
20 St. Louis 22 20 7 51 49 0.520 0.2976 1627
21 Carolina 25 19 6 56 50 0.560 0.2906 1588
22 Columbus 23 21 5 51 49 0.520 0.2886 1580
23 Calgary 24 21 6 54 51 0.529 0.2892 1574
24 Florida 22 22 5 49 49 0.500 0.2772 1497
25 Buffalo 23 21 5 51 49 0.520 0.2698 1467
26 Toronto 19 25 5 43 49 0.439 0.2341 1275
27 Ottawa 17 25 8 42 50 0.420 0.2217 1206
28 NY Islanders 15 27 7 37 49 0.378 0.2114 1150
29 Edmonton 15 26 8 38 49 0.388 0.2058 1139
30 New Jersey 16 30 3 35 49 0.357 0.2044 1110
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