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After 20/The Eastern Conference..(1st of 30

11/27/2008 at 10:16am EST

............................20 Games…..............................
.....Goal Differential…......TL….....Home….......Road

Atlanta…......................(-10)........(-6)..............(-5)
Boston…......................+19….......+18…...........+4
Buffalo….......................(-6)..........(-8)..............+3
Carolina….....................(-2)..........(-2)...............-0-
Florida….......................(-11).........+3…...........(-14)
Montreal….....................+6….........+6…............-0-
New Jersey…................+7…..........+7…...........(-2)
NY Islanders…..............(-11)..........(-9).............(-4)
NY Rangers…...............+11….........+6…...........+3
Ottawa…........................(-3)............(-4)............+1
Philadelphia…................+6…...........-0-.............+6
Pittsburgh…...................+8…...........+5…..........+2
Tampa Bay….................(-15)...........(-7)............(-5)
Toronto….......................(-9).............(-5)............(-2)
Washington…................(-1)..............(-2)............(-5)

Each morning after checking the Box Scores, I go to the standings, and then the stats to see what has changed. Much does not make sense because of the unbalanced schedule, which seems even worse this year. At the end of the season, each team has completed the same number of games. It is possible to then grasp the big picture…except that…by then, the big picture is just history. As each team passes the 20 game benchmark, it just seems hard to comprehend because the other teams are above or below that measuring stick. I decided to freeze the stats at 20 games for each team, and compare them after all had played their 20th game.

20 th Game/Date
NYR…...11/16
BOS, CAR…...11/21
PIT, NYI, BUF, TOR. OTT, WAS, .......11/22
NJD, TBL, ........11/23
PHI, MON, FLA…....11/24
ATL….......11/25

Some wide swings happening here,
from BOS +100 team +/- (now +118) to BUF (-58).(now -54)

.......................20 Games/Offense…..........................
.......................ESG….....PPG….....SHG…...Team +/-

Atlanta…...........42…........16…...........0…........(-21)
Boston…...........48…........17…...........1…........+100
Buffalo…...........35…........19…...........2….........(-58)
Carolina….........41…........15…...........0…..........(-6)
Florida…............55…........11…...........1….........(-32)
Montreal….........42…........15…...........3….........+46
New Jersey…....51….........10…...........1….........+75
NY Islanders…..NA….........NA….........NA…........NA
NY Rangers…...39….........16…...........1…...........-0-
Ottawa…..........30…..........18…...........2….........(-33)
Philadelphia…...51…..........18…...........8….........+16
Pittsburgh…......46…..........17…...........2….........+13
Tampa Bay….....33…..........13…..........0….........(-23)
Toronto…...........42…..........21…..........0….........(-32)
Washington…....NA…..........NA….........NA….......NA

You will notice occasionally the numbers do not quite add up, especially +/-. I have checked and rechecked my stat sheets and the only explanation I can come up with is that some numbers were taken from different pages (unfortunately all that is needed for this is not available on one page). All the pages were taken from one source, but they may not cross check their numbers from page to page. This project seemed to just snowball as I waited for that last 20th game. As each team reached 20 games, I printed six different pages of numbers. Some data is missing for Washington and the NY Islanders. I lost the team stat sheet (or failed to print it for these 2). These are the numbers I like to see, and here is the Thank You to Paul for providing a venue for the occasional blogger.

.......................20 Games/Defense….....................
.......................ESGA…..PPGA…..SHGA…..Team sv %

Atlanta…............46…........23…..........2…...........898
Boston…............32…........15…..........1…...........933
Buffalo…............48….........13…..........0…...........902
Carolina…..........41….........17…..........1…...........913
Florida…............34….........16…..........2…...........921
Montreal….........36….........19…..........1…...........919
New Jersey….....35….........19…..........0…...........911
NY Islanders…...36….........16…..........3…............NA
NY Rangers…....39…..........7…...........6…...........926
Ottawa…............34…........17…...........1…...........917
Philadelphia….....48…........15…...........0…...........902
Pittsburgh…........42…........13…...........5….......... 915
Tampa Bay…......40….........21…..........1…...........921
Toronto…............51….........21…..........1…...........876
Washington….....44…..........21…..........1…...........NA

....................... At Home….....On the Road
Atlanta…................10…...................10
Boston….................9…....................11
Buffalo…................11….....................9
Carolina…..............10…....................10
Florida…..................8…....................12
Montreal…...............9…....................11
New Jersey…..........12…....................8
NY Islanders…........11….....................9
NY Rangers….........12….....................8
Ottawa…................10…....................10
Philadelphia….........10…....................10
Pittsburgh…............11….....................9
Tampa Bay…..........11….....................9
Toronto…................10…................. ..10
Washington…...........8….....................12

——How many on the
roster played 20 games?

Atlanta…......14
Boston…......14
Buffalo…........9
Carolina….....11
Florida….........7
Montreal…......8
New Jersey…..9
NY Islanders..NA
NY Rangers….14
Ottawa…........11
Philadelphia….10
Pittsburgh….....9
Tampa Bay…...8
Toronto…........11

Eastern Conference Standings

Atlantic GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Road L10

NY Rangers 20 13 5 2 28 55 44 8-3-1 5-2-1 6-3-1
Pittsburgh 20 12 5 3 27 63 55 6-3-2 6-2-1 7-2-1
New Jersey 20 11 7 2 24 61 54 7-4-1 4-3-1 5-5-0
Philadelphia 20 10 6 4 24 69 63 5-4-1 5-2-3 6-3-1
NY Islanders 20 8 10 2 18 52 63 4-6-1 4-4-1 6-3-1

Northeast GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Road L10
Boston 20 13 3 4 30 66 47 7-1-1 6-2-3 8-1-1
Montreal 20 11 5 4 26 61 55 5-2-2 6-3-2 3-4-3
Buffalo 20 9 8 3 21 56 61 5-5-1 4-3-2 3-6-1
Toronto 20 7 8 5 19 63 72 3-3-4 4-5-1 3-5-2
Ottawa 20 7 9 4 18 48 51 4-5-2 3-4-2 3-4-3

Southeast GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Road L10
Washington 20 11 6 3 25 66 65 7-0-1 4-6-2 6-2-2
Carolina 20 11 7 2 24 56 58 6-4-0 5-3-2 6-4-0
Atlanta 20 8 10 2 18 59 69 5-5-0 3-5-2 6-4-0
Tampa Bay 20 6 8 6 18 46 61 3-4-4 3-4-2 2-5-3
Florida 20 8 11 1 17 47 58 5-3-0 3-8-1 4-6-0

Chicago and St Louis hit the 20 game mark last night,
I hope to have the Western Conference up this weekend,
followed by a compilation of both Conferences next week.


........EC Standings…...after 20…......(11/26…pts)—(G#)

1…*Boston…...................30…...........(#1*....32)——(21)
2…*NY Rangers…...........28…...........(#2*....32)——(24)
3…*Washington…............25…...........(#3*....25)——(20)
4…..Pittsburgh…..............27….......... (#4…...20)——(20)
5…..Montreal….................26…..........(#5…...20)—-(20)
6…..New Jersey…............24…...........(#6…...20)——(20)
7…..Philadelphia….......... 24…...........(#7…....20)——(20)
8…..Carolina….................24…...........(#8…....24)——(22)
9…..Buffalo…...................21…...........(#9…....21)——(21)
10…Toronto…..................19…...........(#11…...19)——(21)
11….Tampa Bay…............18…...........(#14…...18)——(20)
11….NY Islanders….........18…...........(#10…..20)——(21)
11….Atlanta…..................18…...........(#12…...18)——(20)
11….Ottawa…..................18…...........(#13…...18)——(20)
15….Florida…...................17…..........(#15…...17)——(20)

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