NHL Hockey Ratings

Updated
RankOverallChangeSOS
(Rank)
Standard
(Rank)
Inference
(Rank)
Vegas
(Rank)
1. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-0-0)0.6635--0.4960 (28)0.5740 (1)0.7754 (2)0.6437 (3)
2. Vegas Golden Knights (2-0-0)0.4934--0.4729 (27)0.3910 (4)0.5294 (4)0.5630 (5)
3. Colorado Avalanche (1-1-0)0.4391-0.0535 (13)0.2218 (8)0.7877 (1)0.3145 (9)
4. Dallas Stars (0-0-0)0.3803+20.0000 (17)0.4013 (3)0.6154 (3)0.1237 (15)
5. Carolina Hurricanes (1-1-0)0.3543--0.5520 (30)0.2326 (6)0.2716 (6)0.5623 (6)
6. Philadelphia Flyers (2-0-0)0.3223+10.0791 (11)0.5037 (2)0.2235 (10)0.2341 (11)
7. Boston Bruins (1-0-1)0.3216-3-0.3554 (26)0.2325 (7)0.0121 (15)0.7229 (2)
8. Toronto Maple Leafs (2-1-0)0.3177--0.2148 (25)0.2101 (9)0.1408 (13)0.6053 (4)
9. Nashville Predators (2-0-0)0.2945--0.0912 (21)0.3876 (5)0.2243 (9)0.2687 (10)
10. Montreal Canadiens (1-0-1)0.2677-0.1367 (9)0.1909 (11)0.4468 (5)0.1679 (13)
11. New York Rangers (1-1-0)0.1095+12-0.1143 (22)-0.0250 (18)0.1776 (11)0.1801 (12)
12. Pittsburgh Penguins (0-2-0)0.0791+20.3223 (5)-0.3278 (27)-0.3682 (26)0.9455 (1)
13. Minnesota Wild (2-0-0)0.0740+2-0.7410 (31)0.1108 (12)0.2531 (7)-0.1430 (21)
14. St. Louis Blues (1-1-0)0.0535-10.4391 (3)0.0344 (14)-0.2242 (21)0.3508 (8)
15. Washington Capitals (2-0-0)0.0530-3-0.5504 (29)-0.0201 (17)-0.2583 (23)0.4394 (7)
16. Calgary Flames (1-0-1)0.0506+3-0.0308 (20)0.0464 (13)0.2416 (8)-0.1361 (20)
17. Winnipeg Jets (1-0-0)0.0454-10.0506 (15)0.2001 (10)0.1488 (12)-0.2175 (22)
18. Edmonton Oilers (1-2-0)-0.0442-70.0180 (16)-0.2169 (26)-0.0235 (16)0.1130 (16)
19. Columbus Blue Jackets (0-2-0)-0.0912-10.2945 (8)-0.0988 (20)-0.1706 (19)-0.0039 (17)
20. Vancouver Canucks (1-2-0)-0.1069--0.0126 (19)0.0051 (15)0.0636 (14)-0.3927 (25)
21. New York Islanders (1-1-0)-0.1143-40.1095 (10)-0.0695 (19)-0.2087 (20)-0.0659 (19)
22. Florida Panthers (0-0-0)-0.1522-0.0000 (17)-0.1959 (23)-0.3834 (27)0.1239 (14)
23. Arizona Coyotes (1-0-1)-0.1535+1-0.1814 (24)-0.0151 (16)-0.1701 (18)-0.2796 (23)
24. San Jose Sharks (1-1-0)-0.1814-3-0.1535 (23)-0.1323 (21)-0.1281 (17)-0.2855 (24)
25. New Jersey Devils (1-0-1)-0.3554+50.3216 (6)-0.1562 (22)-0.2486 (22)-0.6674 (28)
26. Ottawa Senators (1-1-0)-0.4561-10.3177 (7)-0.2150 (25)-0.3494 (24)-0.8111 (29)
27. Anaheim Ducks (0-1-1)-0.4729-10.4934 (2)-0.4041 (28)-0.4613 (30)-0.5554 (26)
28. Chicago Blackhawks (0-2-0)-0.4960-10.6635 (1)-0.4614 (29)-0.3893 (28)-0.6383 (27)
29. Buffalo Sabres (0-2-0)-0.5504-10.0530 (14)-0.7085 (31)-0.8737 (31)-0.0642 (18)
30. Detroit Red Wings (1-1-0)-0.5520+10.3543 (4)-0.1993 (24)-0.4325 (29)-1.0348 (30)
31. Los Angeles Kings (0-0-2)-0.7410-20.0740 (12)-0.6563 (30)-0.3586 (25)-1.2107 (31)

Ratings Over Time

Hockey Ratings Methodology

This table represents the current NHL Hockey computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. More information on how these NHL Hockey rankings are computed can be found on the Methodology page.

  • Overall Rating: This rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating, the Inference Rating and Vegas Rating. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.
  • Standard Rating: Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.
  • Inference Rating: Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.
  • Vegas Rating: This is our newest rating that only takes into account the Vegas line on each game.

Please see our NHL predictions page to see our projections for each game and outright season predictions.