There was a fair bit of movement this past week as the east won some big games against the west. The result is some eastern teams moving up and some western teams moving down. Buffalo has jumped into 6th spot and Ottawa into 9th while Edmonton dropped out of the top 10 and into 12th spot.
There also seems to be several groupings taking fold. The top grouping is the top 8 teams. The Power Rank of these teams ranges from a high of .620 to a low of .589. Ottawa and New Jersey are a tad behind those teams with power rankings of .566 and .564. And then there are the middle of the pack teams. Minnesota, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Colorado and Pittsburgh have power rankings between .524 and .488. The Rangers are next with a Power Rank of .459 and teams fall off from there.
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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