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Western Conference Notebook (Nov. 24)

Monday, 11.24.2008 / 5:02 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook (Nov. 24)
San Jose, Detroit, and Vancouver lead their respective divisions heading into this week’s action … The Western Conference is 48-25-10 in games against Eastern Conference opponents and only two of the 15 conference teams have a losing record against Eastern Conference opponents (Chicago at 1-2-1 and St. Louis at 2-4-1) … Western Conference All-Star Voting Update: Top 3 Forwards –Hossa - DET (169,621), Pavel Datsyuk – DET (164,650), Zetterberg – DET (161,531) … Next: Iginla – CGY (151,241) and Kane – CHI (102,383) … Highest Preds forward: Arnott (24,350) … Top 2 Defensemen – Lidstrom – DET (248,119) and Phaneuf – CGY (199,400) … Next: Rafalski – DET (107,255) … Highest Preds defenseman: Weber (52,654) … Top Goaltender – Luongo – VAN (223,740) … Next: Osgood – DET (88,863).


Central Division
Nashville defenseman Shea Weber leads NHL defensemen in goals (10) and points (21), 3 goals ahead of the closest defenseman (Souray and Green – 7 goals) and 3 points ahead of the next closest defenseman (Boyle – 18 points) … Chicago forward Patrick Sharp is tied for the Western Conference lead in goals (12) … Detroit forward Johan Franzen leads the NHL in game-winning goals (4) … Entering this week the Central Division boasted the two highest scoring rookies in the NHL this season in Chicago’s Kris Versteeg (20 points) and Columbus’ Derick Brassard (19 points) … There are two intra-divisional games on the schedule for this week: St. Louis at Nashville on Tuesday and Columbus at Detroit on Friday.


Northwest Division
Entering this week’s games, Edmonton has played more road games than any team in the conference (14 road games vs. six home games), one more road game than Nashville (13 road games and seven home games) … Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo leads the NHL with 5 shutouts … Minnesota goaltender Nicklas Backstrom leads the Western Conference in save percentage (.932) … Vancouver defenseman Willie Mitchell leads the Western Conference in plus/minus rating (+14) … Colorado goaltender Peter Budaj leads the NHL with 4 shootout wins … There are two intra-divisional games scheduled for this week: Calgary at Vancouver on Thursday and Vancouver at Calgary on Saturday.


Pacific Division
Entering this week's games, Los Angeles had played more home games than any team in the conference (14 home games vs. five road games) ... Anaheim forward Ryan Getzlaf leads the Western Conference with 26 points … San Jose forward Devin Setoguchi is tied for the conference lead in goals (12) … Dallas forward Sean Avery leads the NHL in penalty minutes (77) … Los Angeles forward Dustin Brown leads the conference in shots on goal (87) … Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne leads the NHL in power-play goals (9) … San Jose goaltender Brian Boucher leads the Western Conference with a 1.89 goals against average … There are two intra-divisional games scheduled for this week: San Jose at Dallas on Friday night and San Jose at Phoenix on Saturday night.


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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