Using our proprietary formula we rank all 31 NHL teams in our latest NHL power rankings.
The National Hockey League has wrapped its 2018-19 regular season and 16 teams are preparing to hoist the Stanley Cup in June.
NHL Playoff Rankings Overview
As we head to the NHL Playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorites. They racked up 128 points this season, besting second place by 21.
The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins tied for second place with 107 points but the Flames dropped their last two of the regular season and the Bruins enter the playoffs off of a lose as well.
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Washing Capitals, had 104 points this year and are poised to make another run to the Cup.
Who’s Hot Headed to the NHL Playoffs?
The St. Louis Blues head to the playoffs 8-1-1. The hottest team in the NHL.
The Predators and Avalanche each have won seven of their last 10 games as they enter the Western Conference Playoffs.
The Lightning and Blue Jackets come in having won seven of their last 10. They face off in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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NHL Power Rankings – April 7, 2019
|1||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|4||New York Islanders|
|5||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|8||San Jose Sharks|
|11||St. Louis Blues|
|13||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|14||Vegas Golden Knights|
|26||New York Rangers|
|28||Detroit Red Wings|
|29||New Jersey Devils|
|30||Los Angeles Kings|
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