UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021, at 12:39 AM

2021-22 NHL Predictions

Updated after every game.

Team
DIVISION
Elo ratingElo
1-Week Change
Proj. Points
Proj. Goal Diff.
Make playoffsMake play-
offs
Make Cup Final
Win Stanley Cup
Avalanche2 ptsCentral1562
-3
103+3787%22%12%
Lightning4 ptsAtlantic1566
-3
104+3685%18%11%
Golden Knights2 ptsPacific1556
-4
102+3187%21%11%
Bruins2 ptsAtlantic1551
+3
102+3279%13%7%
Hurricanes4 ptsMetropolitan1550
+6
103+3380%13%7%
Penguins5 ptsMetropolitan1547
+9
102+3379%12%7%
Panthers4 ptsAtlantic1538
+6
100+2775%10%5%
Wild4 ptsCentral1530
+5
99+1977%11%5%
Capitals3 ptsMetropolitan1533
+2
98+2067%8%4%
Oilers4 ptsPacific1522
+6
97+1573%9%4%
Islanders0 ptsMetropolitan1533
-8
95+1259%7%4%
Maple Leafs5 ptsAtlantic1530
-1
97+1564%7%4%
Blues4 ptsCentral1515
+10
96+1470%7%3%
Predators0 ptsCentral1507
-6
90048%5%2%
Rangers5 ptsMetropolitan1512
0
94+352%4%2%
Stars2 ptsCentral1503
-2
90-250%4%2%
Jets0 ptsCentral1501
-8
89-644%4%2%
Flames1 ptsPacific1495
-7
89-946%4%2%
Flyers3 ptsMetropolitan1493
+1
89-636%2%1%
Kraken3 ptsPacific1484
-6
87-1640%3%<1%
Canucks3 ptsPacific1479
-3
87-1638%3%<1%
Canadiens0 ptsAtlantic1492
-12
86-1526%2%<1%
Kings2 ptsPacific1471
+3
85-1733%2%<1%
Blackhawks1 ptsCentral1475
-8
84-2327%2%<1%
Coyotes1 ptsCentral1472
-13
83-3024%1%<1%
Sharks2 ptsPacific1462
+2
84-2530%1%<1%
Blue Jackets4 ptsMetropolitan1472
+7
86-1626%1%<1%
Senators4 ptsAtlantic1472
+2
85-2225%1%<1%
Ducks4 ptsPacific1457
+7
83-2626%<1%<1%
Devils2 ptsMetropolitan1459
+3
82-3017%<1%<1%
Sabres4 ptsAtlantic1456
+8
83-2818%<1%<1%
Red Wings3 ptsAtlantic1447
+2
80-3813%<1%<1%
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How this works These forecasts are based on 50,000 simulations of the rest of the season. Elo ratings are a measure of team strength based on head-to-head results, margin of victory and quality of opponent. Read more »

Design and development by Ryan Best and Elena Mejía. Edited by Maya Sweedler, Julia Wolfe and Sara Ziegler. Statistical model by Ryan Best and Neil Paine. Additional contributions by Jay Boice.