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Western Conference Notebook (Dec. 1)

Monday, 12.1.2008 / 3:35 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Western Conference Notebook (Dec. 1)
The Western Conference has continued its dominance over the Eastern Conference in head-to-head match-ups this season. Since Thanksgiving Day, the West has posted a 6-1-0 record vs. the East to improve to 55-29-10 in inter-conference play this season (.638 points percentage) … The Northwest Division has taken advantage of inter-conference play more than any other division in the NHL, with Northwest Division teams posting a combined 20-7-3 record (.717 points percentage) against Eastern Conference teams, but just a 25-25-0 record (.500 points percentage) against the other divisions in the Western Conference (Central and Pacific Divisions).

Western Conference All-Star Voting Update: Top 3 Forwards –Hossa - DET (207,026), Pavel Datsyuk – DET (200,359), Zetterberg – DET (195,098) … Next: Iginla – CGY (191,4546) and Kane – CHI (153,227) … Highest Preds forward: Arnott (30,428) … Top 2 Defensemen – Lidstrom – DET (299,887) and Phaneuf – CGY (246,444) … Next: Rafalski – DET (128,169) … Highest Preds defenseman: Weber (68,025) … Top Goaltender – Luongo – VAN (268,849) … Next: Osgood – DET (106,277).

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Central Division
Entering play on Monday night, every team in the division is at or above .500 over its last 10 games played ... Detroit leads the NHL with 10 road victories, starting the season with a 10-2-2 mark away from Joe Louis Arena (.786 points percentage). The Red Wings are 5-2-2 at home this season (.667 points percentage) ... Chicago's Jonathan Toews is tied for the league lead with 4 shootout goals. Toews is also tied for the league lead with 2 shootout winning goals ... Nashville forward Radek Bonk leads the Conference in face-off percentage (62.5%) ... St. Louis forward Andy McDonald has scored 7 points against Central Division opponents this season, the most of any player within this division ... There is one intra-divisional game on the schedule for this week: Chicago at Detroit on Saturday.


Northwest Division
Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been on the ice for 45 of Calgary's goals scored this season, the most of any player in the Western Conference this season ... Minnesota's Mikko Koivu is averaging 21:52 of ice time this season, the most of any Western Conference forward ... Edmonton's Ales Hemsky leads the NHL with 19 points on the road this season ... Daymond Langkow has scored 12 of his 18 points against Northwest Division opponents … There are three intra-divisional games scheduled for this week: Colorado at Minnesota on Monday, Vancouver at Minnesota on Friday, and Vancouver at Colorado on Sunday.


Pacific Division
Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty leads all NHL rookies in average ice time this season (23:18) ... No Pacific Division player has scored more than 6 points against divisional opponents this season ... There is one intra-divisional game scheduled for this week: Los Angeles at Phoenix on Tuesday.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36