Western Conference Notebook: Nov. 10

Tuesday, 11.11.2008 / 4:02 PM / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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