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Western Conference Notebook

Monday, 01.21.2008 / 10:58 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook
January 22, 2008
 

Central Division
Detroit continues to lead the division with 74 points, but the other four teams are separated by just two points heading into play on Tuesday. The Predators have been the big movers of late, earning 14 points in their past 10 games, most in the division and second-most in the conference behind Anaheim (17 points, 8-1-1) … All five teams in the division have two games remaining before the All-Star Break. Chicago is the only team with a home game (Thursday night vs. Columbus) … With 22 points, Chicago (11-6-1) and Nashville (9-5-4) have the best records inside the division, followed St. Louis (20 points, 10-10-0), and then Columbus and Detroit (both 16 points, 7-7-2) … Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom leads the NHL in plus/minus with a +37 rating … Detroit’s Chris Osgood tops all league netminders with a 1.95 goals against average, while Columbus netminder Pascal Leclaire leads the league with seven shutouts.

 

Northwest Division
Following play on Monday, four of the five teams sat within two points of the division lead. Minnesota is on top of the division with 57 points, followed closely by Calgary and Colorado with 56 points and Vancouver with 55 points. Edmonton trails with 49 points … Vancouver has made the most of its divisional games, posting a 10-4-3 mark against fellow Northwest Division foes. However the Canucks are just 15-15-2 against everyone else … Colorado has also fared well within the division, posting a 10-5-1 mark, followed by Minnesota at 9-6-2, Calgary at 8-7-3, and Edmonton at 6-10-2 … Calgary’s Jarome Iginla leads the Western Conference with 32 goals (third in the NHL) and 63 points (tied for second in the NHL), just one point off the NHL lead.

 

Pacific Division
The Anaheim Ducks are the hottest team in the NHL right now with a 8-1-1 mark in the past 10 games. The Ducks have moved into second place in the division, just one point behind the Dallas Stars … The Phoenix Coyotes have won almost half of their games against divisional opponents this season, going 12-6-0 against the Pacific Division and 13-15-2 against everyone else … Anaheim has posted a 11-6-4 record in the division, followed by Dallas at 11-6-3, San Jose at 10-8-5, and Los Angeles at 7-12-1 … San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is tied for the league lead with 25 wins … San Jose’s Joe Thornton leads the Western Conference with 41 assists, just two off the league pace set by Sidney Crosby.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36