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Western Conference Notebook: Oct. 20

Monday, 10.20.2008 / 10:30 AM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook: Oct. 20
Entering this week’s play, there are only two unblemished teams remaining in the NHL, both in the Western Conference. Edmonton is 4-0-0 with two home win and two road wins, while Minnesota is 4-0-0 with three road wins and one home win … Every team in the Western Conference has at least one win this season … The Western Conference went 9-5-0 in 14 games against Eastern Conference teams last week and now holds a 11-10-0 mark in interconference match-ups this season … All 30 teams will be in action on Saturday (Oct. 25). All 30 teams will also have a day off on Sunday (Oct. 26).

Central Division
As of games played on Sunday, Nashville and St. Louis had both scored 20 goals this season, tied for the most by a Western Conference team. The Blue have scored half of their goals in the second period (10). Nashville’s goal scoring has been more balanced with 8 first period goals, 7 second period goals, and 5 third period goals … Detroit leads the NHL with 38.8 shots on goal per game … The Red Wings are the least penalized team in the NHL with 7.6 penalty minutes per game … Nashville’s Shea Weber leads all Western Conference defensemen with 7 points this season … There are only two divisional games scheduled for this week: Detroit at St. Louis on Wednesday & Detroit at Chicago on Saturday.

Northwest Division
Northwest Division team have a combined 8 road wins this season (8-7-0 record), the most road wins of any division in the NHL thus far … Edmonton and Minnesota have both been shorthanded 15 times this season, tied for the fewest in the NHL … Colorado has drawn 33 power-play opportunities, most in the Western Conference this season … Minnesota has allowed the fewest goals against in the NHL this season (7) … Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom leads the Western Conference in Goals Against Average (1.71) and Save Percentage (.942) … Vancouver has scored more 5-on-5 goals than any team in the league this season (15) … There are only two divisional games scheduled for this week: Edmonton at Colorado on Thursday & Edmonton at Vancouver on Saturday.

Pacific Division
San Jose has allowed 22.2 shots against per game, fewest in the NHL … Anaheim is the Western Conference’s most penalized team with 24.3 penalty minutes per game. The Ducks have been shorthanded a league-high 36 times in ’08-09 … Entering this week’s games, the Pacific Division has a combined 9-5-1 record at home, but a combined 2-9-0 mark on the road … There are no divisional games scheduled for this week.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33