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Western Conference Notebook: Oct. 27

Monday, 10.27.2008 / 12:02 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook: Oct. 27
Entering this week’s play, five teams in the Western Conference have already earned at least 10 points this season. No team in the Conference has less than 6 points this year ... Five of the seven highest scoring teams in the NHL thusfar come from the Western Conference. The NY Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers are the lone Eastern Conference teams on the list with 29 goals each (tied for 4th in the NHL in goals scored) ... This week's schedule features 13 out of conference match-ups. Western Conference teams hold a 23-13-2 record against Eastern Conference foes this season, including a 12-3-2 record last week.

Central Division
Detroit has the best road record in the NHL this season at 4-0-0. The other four Central Division teams are 3-10-1 on the road this season ... The Red Wings also lead the NHL with 38.9 shots on goal per game ... Nashville is tied for the NHL lead with 11 first period goals scored this season ... St. Louis leads the NHL with 13 power-play goals scored this season ... Columbus has allowed the most shorthanded goals against in the NHL this season (3) ... The division will play four games against Eastern Conference opponents this week: Nashville at Washington on Tuesday, Carolina at St. Louis on Thursday, Florida at Nashville & Pittsburgh at St. Louis on Saturday.

Northwest Division
Vancouver leads the NHL with 11 third period goals scored this season ... Minnesota has allowed the fewest goals in the league this season (12). The Wild are the only remaining team without a power-play goal against this season ... Minnesota is the least penalized team in the NHL this season with 8.8 penalty minutes per game ... Calgary is the most penalized team in the Western Conference this season with 22.4 penalty minutes per game ... The division will play six games against Eastern Conference opponents this week: Boston at Edmonton on Monday, Boston at Vancouver on Tuesday, Montreal at Minnesota & Boston at Calgary on Thursday, Edmonton at Carolina on Saturday, Edmonton at Philadelphia on Sunday.

Pacific Division
Los Angeles and San Jose are tied for the fewest shots against per game in the NHL this season, with both teams allowing an average of just 24.3 shots per game ... San Jose leads the NHL with 15 second period goals scored this season ... Anaheim has been called for the most minor penalties this season (62 minor penalties) ... San Jose is tied for the NHL lead with 4 shorthanded goals scored ... The division will play three games against Eastern Conference opponents this week: Pittsburgh at San Jose on Tuesday, Pittsburgh at Phoenix on Thursday, Dallas at Boston on Saturday.


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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

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00