What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked in the top 16 of these same analytics power rankings.
Largest change in power ranking from last week: The Winnipeg Jets continued their improved play moving up a total of seven spots, while the Dallas Stars are in free fall dropping the same seven spots.
Teams currently outside the playoffs in points but in the top 16 of the rankings: Minnesota Wild, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils
Teams currently in the playoffs based on points but outside of the top 16 in the rankings: Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs,
Three teams with the most luck: Nashville (2.6), Pittsburgh (2.4), Calgary (1.8).
Three teams with the least luck: Edmonton (-3.2), Carolina (-2.9), Arizona Coyotes (-2.1).
Biggest change in power ranking based on luck: The Edmonton Oilers would move up four spots if their luck rating was a the league average, while both the Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues would move up two spots. On the flip side, the Calgary Flames would drop four spots and the New York Rangers would drop three spots.