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Western Conference Notebook

Wednesday, 02.6.2008 / 1:50 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook
February 6, 2008

 

Western Conference Notebook
The six teams ranked 5th – 10th in the conference standings are separated by four points, with the 11th and 12th place teams in the conference also within six points of the playoffs … Since the All-Star Break, there have been 14 overtime games across the league, 10 involving Western Conference teams … 14 of the 15 Western Conference teams have been involved in an overtime game since the All-Star Break. Ironically Edmonton, which leads the league with 18 overtime games this season, is the lone Western Conference team not to play in an overtime contest during that time … The Western Conference features the top five goalies in goals against average this season with Chris Osgood, Dominik Hasek, Pascal Leclaire, Roberto Luongo, and Evgeni Nabokov.


Central Division
Detroit continues to be the hottest team in the league with 16 points over its last 10 games played (8-2-0) … The Red Wings are the only team in the league this season with at least 20 wins at home and on the road. Detroit is 21-4-2 at home and 20-6-2 on the road … The Central Division does not have any intra-divisional games until Feb. 12 when Detroit visits Nashville, which starts a string of four consecutive days with intra-divisional match-ups … The division has four teams ranked among the league's top-10 in penalty killing, with Columbus at No. 3 (86.8%), Nashville at No. 4 (85.3%), Detroit at No. (84.5%), and St. Louis at No. 9 (83.9%) … Chicago's Patrick Kane leads the division with 19 points against Central Division foes … Chicago's Patrick Sharp leads the division with 12 goals against Central Division foes.


Northwest Division
The top four teams in the division are separated by a total of five points … Colorado, currently the #8 seed in the Western Conference playoff race, is 7-1-0 against Eastern Conference opponents this season and 21-20-5 against Western Conference opponents … Calgary's Jarome Iginla leads the Western Conference with 33 goals and 67 points … Vancouver's Henrik Sedin leads the division with 23 points against Northwest Division foes … Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff leads the division with 10 goals against Northwest Division foes … Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff leads the league with 3,054 minutes in net this season.


Pacific Division
The Dallas Stars have the second-most points in the NHL (69), trailing only Detroit (86) … San Jose (37 points), Phoenix (36 points), and Dallas (35 points) are the third, fourth, and fifth best road teams in the NHL this season …Los Angeles leads the NHL with 35 power-play goals at home, but are tied for 26th in the NHL with 14 power-play goals on the road … San Jose's Joe Thornton leads the division with 27 points against Pacific Division opponents … Phoenix's Shane Doan and Anaheim's Corey Perry are tied for the division lead with 11 goals against Pacific Division foes … San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov leads the league with 29 wins … Dallas forward Mike Ribeiro leads the league in shooting percentage (29.3%).

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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 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 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