Feb 132007
 

Two weeks ago I wrote about the western conference dominance in the power rankings. At the time the wetern conference had a dominating record against the eastern conference. In the past couple weeks there have been a lot of interconference games played with mixed results for the eastern conference. Atlanta beat Colorado but lost to Vancouver and Edmonton. Toronto beat St. Louis but lost to Nashville. Carolina lost to Minnesota. Lowly Los Angeles beat Florida and took Tampa and Washington to overtime. On the positive side, Buffalo beat Calgary, Pittsburgh beat Nashville and Philadelphia surprised Detroit. The end result is the west still dominates the top 8 spots. There are more interconference games this week so lets see if the east can close the gap.

Rank Last Week Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power Rank
1 1 San Jose 0.657 0.521 0.678
2 2 Anaheim 0.618 0.524 0.643
3 3 Detroit 0.621 0.515 0.621
4 6 Vancouver 0.545 0.541 0.612
5 5 Nashville 0.640 0.501 0.610
6 7 Dallas 0.571 0.530 0.604
7 4 Calgary 0.564 0.536 0.602
8 8 Edmonton 0.518 0.545 0.576
9 9 Buffalo 0.605 0.468 0.563
10 10 Minnesota 0.500 0.536 0.547
11 11 New Jersey 0.607 0.458 0.542
12 12 Ottawa 0.561 0.475 0.534
13 14 Colorado 0.463 0.542 0.509
14 13 Montreal 0.518 0.479 0.507
15 16 Carolina 0.517 0.465 0.477
16 15 Toronto 0.491 0.478 0.468
17 18 Pittsburgh 0.536 0.455 0.468
18 17 Phoenix 0.411 0.533 0.449
19 22 Tampa Bay 0.491 0.460 0.442
20 26 NY Rangers 0.473 0.465 0.441
21 24 Chicago 0.418 0.527 0.437
22 23 Atlanta 0.474 0.462 0.437
23 21 Columbus 0.402 0.534 0.435
24 19 St. Louis 0.393 0.535 0.435
25 20 Boston 0.426 0.486 0.434
26 25 NY Islanders 0.464 0.464 0.429
27 28 Washington 0.447 0.468 0.409
28 27 Florida 0.421 0.474 0.403
29 29 Los Angeles 0.345 0.545 0.392
30 30 Philadelphia 0.304 0.475 0.296

AdjWinP is a teams winning percentage when shootouts are considered ties and there are no points awarded for overtime losses
SchedStr is an indication of a teams relative difficulty of schedule
Power Rank is the teams expected winning percentage if team played all .500 teams

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