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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 - 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