Western Conference Notebook (Dec. 1)

Monday, 12.01.2008 / 4:35 PM / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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 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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