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Western Conference Notebook: Nov. 10

Tuesday, 11.11.2008 / 3:02 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook: Nov. 10
The Western Conference features the teams with the most points (San Jose, 26), most goals scored (San Jose 54), and fewest goals allowed (Minnesota, 28) … Chicago, Detroit, and San Jose are the hottest teams in the NHL entering this week. Each team has earned 16 points in its last 10 games played … This week's schedule features 11 out-of-conference match-ups. Western Conference teams hold a 34-20-5 record against Eastern Conference teams this season, including a 5-2-1 mark last week.

Central Division
The Detroit Red Wings have won 5 of their 6 games against Eastern Conference teams (5-1-0), but only 4 of their 7 games against Western Conference teams (4-1-2) … St. Louis is the only team in the division without a winning record at home (4-4-0 at home). The rest of the division is a combined 19-4-4 at home … Detroit (30.9%) and St. Louis (27.1%) rank #1 and #2 in the NHL in power-play efficiency this season … There is only 1 intra-divisional game on the schedule for this week: St. Louis at Chicago on Friday … The division will play 7 games against Eastern Conference teams this week: Pittsburgh at Detroit on Tuesday, St. Louis at Buffalo & Boston at Chicago on Wednesday, Detroit at Tampa Bay on Thursday, Columbus at Buffalo & Detroit at Florida on Friday, and Montreal at St. Louis on Sunday.

Northwest Division
Four of the division’s five teams are all within one point of first place. Vancouver leads the division with 18 points, followed by Calgary, Edmonton, and Minnesota all at 17 points … Colorado is the only team in the division that has played more home games (8) than road games (6) … Calgary leads the Western Conference with 86 power-play opportunities this season. The Flames have scored 17 power-play goals, tied with Detroit for most in the NHL this year … Minnesota leads the NHL in penalty kill efficiency at 92.4% this season … There are 2 intra-divisional match-ups this week: Colorado at Vancouver on Wednesday and Colorado at Edmonton on Saturday … The division plays 4 games against Eastern Conference teams this week: Edmonton at NY Rangers on Monday, Toronto at Calgary on Tuesday, Toronto at Edmonton on Thursday, and Toronto at Vancouver on Saturday.

Pacific Division
San Jose is the only team with an unblemished record at home this season (9-0-0) … Anaheim has been shorthanded a league-high 97 times, 15 more than the next team. The Ducks have allowed 19 power-play goals against, most in the NHL this season … The division has posted a 14-7-1 record against Eastern Conference opponents, the best out-of-conference record among the NHL’s six divisions. The division does not have any games scheduled against Eastern Conference opponents this week … There are 4 intra-divisional games scheduled for this week: Dallas at Los Angeles on Tuesday, Los Angeles at Dallas on Thursday, Dallas at Phoenix on Saturday, and Los Angeles at Anaheim on Sunday.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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