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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 - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61