NHL Power Rankings – 4/3/2007

Rank Last Week Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power Rank 1 2 Detroit 0.639 0.511 0.640 2 1 Vancouver 0.596 0.524 0.632 3 5 San Jose 0.627 0.503 0.614 4 3 Nashville 0.608 0.511 0.614 5 4 Anaheim 0.620 0.507 0.612 6 9 Calgary 0.564 0.525 0.592 7 8 Buffalo 0.603 0.485 0.591 8 6 Minnesota 0.551 0.527 0.589 9 7 Dallas 0.582 0.511 0.586 10 10 Ottawa 0.614 0.480 0.585 11 11 Colorado 0.519 0.526 0.548 12 12 New Jersey 0.582 0.463 0.527 13 14 Montreal 0.513 0.489 0.511 14 15 Toronto 0.500 0.491 0.497 15 13 Carolina 0.525 0.472 0.492

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Eastern Conference Playoff Race Scenarios

With the Rangers and Carolina winning tonight here is how the playoff race in the east looks right now and their games remaining. 6. NY Rangers (91) – atNYI, vsPTL, atPIT 7. Tampa Bay (90) – vsCAR, vsFLA, atATL 8. Montreal (88) – vsBOS, atNYR, atTOR 9. Toronto (87) – vsPHI, atNYI, vsMTL 10. Carolina (86) – atTB, vsATL, vsFLA 11. NY Islanders (84) – vsNYR, vsTOR, atPHI, atNJ With so many teams still in the race and so games being played against each other and with the crazy 3 point games there are far too many scenarios to figure

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Browsing the NHL stats page…

If you browse through the stats at NHL.com you will find some strange things. Here are a few that I have found. 1. Alex Steen of the Leafs has a league best +24 on the road but has a horrific -17 at home which is good for 3rd worst in the NHL. That is quite the difference. 2. Boston has scored 76 goals in the first period, 66 in the second and a league low 58 in the third while they have given up 74 in the first, 92 in the second and a league high 102 in the third.

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