NHL 13 Season Simulation: December 1st

The NHL 13 season has moved into December, and the surprise Montreal Canadiens have maintained their position atop the NHL standings. The Atlantic Division leading Devils lead the last place Rangers by just three points in the tightest division race, and in the Western Conference, Nashville, Edmonton, and the LA Kings are all division leaders.

Here are the standings through December 1, 2012

Eastern Conference

ATLANTIC  DIVISION

New Jersey Devils- 13-6-2   28pts

Pittsburgh Penguins- 13-8-2   28pts

New York Islanders- 11-8-3   25pts

Philadelphia Flyers- 11-8-3   25pts

New York Rangers- 12-9-1   25pts

Who’s Hot: The New York Islanders have gotten points in eight of their last nine games with a record of 5-1-3.

Who’s Not: The Pittsburgh Penguins maintain their second place spot in the division but have been inconsistent with a 6-4 record over their last ten.

NORTHEAST DIVISION

Montreal Canadiens- 15-4-2   32pts

Boston Bruins- 12-9-1   25pts

Buffalo Sabres- 10-7-3   23pts

Ottawa Senators- 9-9-4   22pts

Toronto Maple Leafs- 10-10-1   21pts

Who’s Hot: The Montreal Canadiens are 6-1 in their last seven games and boast the leagues best record at 15-4-2.

Who’s Not: The Toronto Maple Leafs have gone 5-5 since their 5-5-1 start. The inconsistent play has kept the Leafs in the Northeast basement.

SOUTHEAST DIVISION

Carolina Hurricanes- 12-9-3   27pts

Florida Panthers- 12-7-2   26pts

Winnipeg Jets- 12-8-0   24pts

Tampa Bay Lightning- 7-13-0   14pts

Washington Capitals- 6-15-2   14pts

Who’s Hot: The Carolina Hurricanes are 5-3-3 in their last 11 games, and have taken over first place in the division.

Who’s Not: The Washington Capitals are 2-7 in their last nine games, and now own the worst record in the NHL, a half game behind the Ducks.

Western Conference

CENTRAL  DIVISION

Nashville Predators- 11-7-5   27pts

Columbus Blue Jackets- 13-8-0   26pts

Detroit Red Wings- 11-8-4   26pts

St. Louis Blues- 12-8-0   24pts

Chicago Blackhawks- 9-11-2   20pts

Who’s Hot: The Columbus Blue Jackets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and trail division leading Nashville by one point.

Who’s Not: The Chicago Blackhawks are 4-6-1 over the last three weeks and continue to sit at the bottom of the Central Division.

NORTHWEST  DIVISION

Edmonton Oilers- 14-6-1   29pts

Vancouver Canucks- 10-8-5   25pts

Calgary Flames- 10-7-3   23pts

Colorado Avalanche- 9-9-4   22pts

Minnesota Wild- 10-11-2   22pts

Who’s Hot: The Edmonton Oilers are 7-2 in their last nine and have opened a four point lead in the division.

The Colorado Avalanche are 6-2-1 in their last nine and jumped ahead of the Wild in the division.

Who’s Not: The Minnesota Wild are 4-5-1 over the past three weeks and find themselves at the botom of the Northwest Division.

PACIFIC  DIVISION

Los Angeles Kings- 12-6-5   29pts

San Jose Sharks- 13-6-2   28pts

Phoenix Coyotes- 11-9-0   22pts

Dallas Stars- 10-12-2   22pts

Anaheim Ducks- 6-14-2   14pts

Who’s Hot: The Anaheim Ducks are 5-3-1 in their last nine after starting the season 1-11-1. Still a lot of work to do for the Ducks who’s playoff hopes might end before the new year.

Who’s Not: The Phoenix Coyotes are 2-5 over their last seven games falling seven points behind the division leading Kings.

The Leaders

NHL Points Leaders   G   A   P

D. Sedin (Van)             13   15  28

A. Ovechkin (Was)       17   9   26

P. Datsyuk (Det)          10  15  25

I. Kovalchuck (NJD)     17   8   25

H. Zetterberg (Det)       8    17   25

J. Thornton (SJ)           5    19    24

R. Nugent-Hopkins (Edm)  9  14   23

Z.Parise (Min)              5    18    23

J. Toews (Chi)            11    11    22

S. Crosby (Pit)             14    8     22

Wins Leaders

J.Quick (LAK)- 12

H. Lundqvist (NYR)- 12

C. Price (Mon)- 11

O. Pavelec (CBJ)- 10

C. Ward (Car)- 10

Injury Report 11/27-11/29

11/27- Johan Franzen (Det) is out 5 to 6 weeks.

Patrick Kane (Chi) is out 5 to 6 weeks.

11/ 28- Joffrey Lupul (Tor) is out 8 to 12 weeks.

Kimmo Timmonen (Phi) is out 8 to 9 weeks.

11/29- Daniel Alfredsson (Ott) is out for 8 weeks.

 

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