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LHH Power Rankings - A big win, a giant leap

The LHH Power Ranking formula values road wins, big (>=3 goal differential) wins, and wins over higher ranked teams. When you get 1 win that includes all 3 of them, you get a giant boost in points. The Isles win Satruday night was worth a 12.3 point boost, and a 9 point jump in the rankings.


That leap also put them into 1st in the Metro in LHH Points, including all games through 11/11.

But the mainstream media talking heads already had them up there, for the most part.

Talking Heads

Site

Updated

New Ranking

Prior Ranking

Comments

NBC

11/6/2017

8

8

John Tavares has very quietly been on a hot streak with 17 points in his last seven games. He now sits second in the NHL in goals with 12.

ESPN

11/9/2017

4

6

The Islanders are one of only 3 teams this season undefeated in regulation at home (5-0-2). But they're 30th in average attendance (11,700).

TSN

11/9/2017

4

6

While John Tavares’ line is wreaking havoc, the Islanders are getting pretty interesting because rookie C Mathew Barzal has hit his stride, putting up 14 points (3 G, 11 A) in the past 10 games.

THN

11/8/2017

11

4

Josh Bailey had a nine-game point streak snapped in the Islanders overtime loss to Edmonton Tuesday night…

And now onto the standings. 100.0 pts is average. The score by the division name is the average of the teams in that division.

The columns (L->R): Position in the division / conference, Team, GP, W, L, OTL, Pts, LHH Points, Rank in NHL, Last week's LHH pts, Last week's rank.

Metro - 99.0

1

New York Islanders

17

9

6

2

20

113.0

6

105.4

13

2

New Jersey Devils

16

10

4

2

22

109.0

10

119.8

5

3

Columbus Blue Jackets

18

10

7

1

21

106.6

11

114.2

9

WC1

Philadelphia Flyers

17

8

7

2

18

98.4

18

101.6

17

WC2

Carolina Hurricanes

15

6

5

4

16

94.1

19

95.1

19

10

Washington Capitals

17

9

7

1

19

91.8

21

90.4

21

11

Pittsburgh Penguins

19

9

7

3

21

90.7

22

99.2

18

13

New York Rangers

18

9

7

2

20

88.4

25

74.8

27


The Metro is the 2nd toughest division in hockey now, and just slightly tougher than the Atlantic. The Isles jumped up 7 spots to 6th in the NHL. If LHH points determined playoff seeding, and the playoffs started today, the Isles would host the Flyers in the first round, and Radko Gudas would do Radko Gudas things.

Atlantic - 98.3

1

Tampa Bay Lightning

17

13

2

2

28

140.9

1

127.9

4

2

Toronto Maple Leafs

19

12

7

0

24

111.6

7

105.8

12

3

Ottawa Senators

16

8

3

5

21

110.6

8

115.8

6

9

Boston Bruins

16

6

6

4

16

93.5

20

105.0

14

12

Florida Panthers

16

5

9

2

12

89.7

23

89.5

23

14

Montreal Canadiens

18

8

9

1

17

87.2

26

74.6

28

15

Detroit Red Wings

18

8

8

2

18

81.6

29

73.7

29

16

Buffalo Sabres

17

5

9

3

13

71.1

30

72.0

30

Tampa keeps winning and takes over the #1 spot in the NHL. Toronto also climbed 5 spots. Boston is taking a tumble. The other half of the division is just bad.

Going west...

Central - 105.7

1

St. Louis Blues

18

13

4

1

27

127.8

2

134.7

1

2

Winnipeg Jets

16

9

4

3

21

116.7

4

131.1

3

3

Nashville Predators

16

9

5

2

20

114.3

5

112.4

10

WC1

Colorado Avalanche

16

8

7

1

17

105.6

12

115.1

7

10

Minnesota Wild

16

7

7

2

16

100.9

16

104.4

15

12

Chicago Blackhawks

17

8

7

2

18

89.1

24

87.6

24

13

Dallas Stars

16

9

7

0

18

86.0

27

78.5

26

The Blues dropped to #2 after the loss Saturday. Nashville made a big jump, while Colorado slipped back. Dallas's big win helped them pick up several points, but they actually slipped a spot in the weekly ranking. The Central remains, by far, the toughest division in hockey.

And even further west...

Pacific - 97.7

1

Los Angeles Kings

16

11

3

2

24

123.0

3

132.3

2

2

San Jose Sharks

15

9

6

0

18

110.5

9

108.4

11

3

Anaheim Ducks

16

7

6

3

17

104.4

13

91.9

20

WC2

Vegas Golden Knights

16

10

5

1

16

103.0

14

89.7

22

9

Vancouver Canucks

17

8

7

2

18

102.3

15

114.3

8

11

Calgary Flames

16

9

7

0

18

99.3

17

103.7

16

14

Edmonton Oilers

16

6

9

1

13

85.6

28

86.9

25

15

Arizona Coyotes

19

2

14

3

7

54.1

31

44.1

31

California tops the division, Vegas makes a big rebound, Vancouver slips to average, and Arizona, well, it has the Grand Canyon going for it.

Next week sees another big road game against a team that just owned us last year, and 2 games against a division foe that is no slouch.

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