NHL 13 Season Simulation Through November 10

The NHL 13 season is a month old, and  much has changed since the first two weeks of the season. The Anaheim Ducks have dropped further into the abyss, while the Los Angeles Kings are unbeaten in their last six games. The Montreal Canadiens continue their hot play, and the New Jersey Devils stormed to the top of the Atlantic Division with four wins over the two weeks.

Here are the standings, points leaders, plus/ minus and wins leaders through the first month of the season.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

New Jersey Devils- 7-2-2   16 pts

Pittsburgh Penguins- 7-4-2   16 pts

Philadelphia Flyers- 6-6-1   13 pts

New York Rangers- 6-6-1   13 pts

New York Islanders- 6-7-0   12 pts

Who’s Hot: The New Jersey Devils are unbeaten in their last five games with a record of 4-0-1.

Who’s Not: The New York Rangers are struggling with consistency. After winning two in a row, they have gone 0-3-1 and dropped to a 6-6-1 record overall.

Northeast Division

Montreal Canadiens- 9-3-2   20 pts

Boston Bruins- 7-6-0   14 pts

Buffalo Sabres- 6-5-1   13 pts

Ottawa Senators- 5-6-2   12 pts

Toronto Maple Leafs- 5-5-1  11 pts

Who’s Hot: The Montreal Canadiens have been hot all year and are 5-2-0 in their last seven games.

Who’s Not: After a 4-1-1 start the Buffalo Sabres went 2-4-0 in their last six games.

Southeast Division 

Florida Panthers- 8-4-0   16 pts

Winnipeg Jets- 7-4-0   14 pts

Carolina Hurricanes- 7-6-0   14 pts

Washington Capitals- 4-8-2   10 pts

Tampa Bay Lightning- 4-7-0   8 pts

Who’s Hot: The Carolina Hurricanes have won four of their last six games after starting the season 3-4-0.

Who’s Not: The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to struggle. After a 2-4-0 start the Bolts have gone 2-3-0 and have scored only 16 goals this season, the lowest in the league.

Western Conference

Central Division

St. Louis Blues- 8-4-0   16 pts

Nashville Predators- 7-4-2   16 pts

Detroit Red Wings- 7-4-2   16 pts

Columbus Blue Jackets- 7-4-0   14 pts

Chicago Blackhawks- 5-5-1   11 pts

Who’s Hot: The St.Louis Blues have gone 4-2 in their last six to jump into first place in the Central. The Blues also boast the leagues number one power play.

Who’s Not: The Nashville Predators stormed out of the gates with a 7-0-1 record in their first eight games, but are 0-4-1 since.

After a 6-0-0 start to the season the Blue Jackets are 1-3-0 and own the third worst power play in the league.

Northwest Division

Edmonton Oilers- 7-4-1   15 pts

Vancouver Canucks- 6-5-3   15 pts

Calgary Flames- 6-4-2   14 pts

Minnesota Wild- 6-6-0   12 pts

Colorado Avalanche- 3-7-3   9 pts

Who’s Hot: The Canucks have gone 4-2-0 in their last six games after starting the season 2-3-3.

Who’s Not: The Oilers opened the season with a 6-1-0 record, but have since gone 1-3-1, and share the division lead with Vancouver.

Pacific Division  

Los Angeles Kings- 8-1-3   19 pts

San Jose Sharks- 8-3-1   17 pts

Phoenix Coyotes- 7-4-0   14 pts

Dallas Stars- 6-6-2   14 pts

Anaheim Ducks- 1-11-1   3 pts

Who’s Hot: The Los Angeles Kings began the year with a solid 3-1-2 record, but have really turned it on in their last six games going 5-0-1.

Who’s Not: It can’t get much worse than the Anaheim Ducks right now. The Ducks season has quickly spun out of control. After a 1-5-1 start to the season, the Ducks have gone 0-6-0 since giving them the worst record in hockey at 1-11-1.

Leaders

NHL Points Leaders          G       A      P                                  NHL +/- Leaders

1. Zach Prise (Min)               5       12     17                           1. Kris Versteeg (Fla)-  +10

2. Logan Couture (SJ)          9       7       16                           2. Rene Borque (Mon)-  +9

3. Joe Thornton (SJ)          4       12      16                           3. Ed Jovanovski (Fla)-  +9

4. Alex Ovechkin (Was)        9        6       15                           4. Tuomo Ruutu (Car)-  +9

5. Tuomo Ruutu (Car)          7        7       14                           5. Jeff Carter (LAK)-  +8

6. Joel Pavelski (SJ)             4        10      14                           6. Kris Letang (Pit)-  +8

7. Kris Versteeg (Fla)          6         8        14                           7. Martin Hanzal (Pho)-  +8

8. Pavel Datsyuk (Det)         5         9        14                           8. R.J Umberger (CBJ)-  +8

9. Evgeni Malkin (Pit)           4         9        13                           9. Jaroslav Spacek (Car)-  +8

10. Sidney Crosby (Pit)        8         4        12                          10. Anze Kopitar (LAK)-  +7

NHL Leaders in Wins          W        L        OL        GAA

Jonathan Quick (LAK)            8          0         2         2.06

Antti Niemi (SJ)                       7          2         0         2.20

Carey Price (Mon)                  7           1         2        1.93

Roberto Luongo (Van)           6           2         1         2.08

Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)          6           6        0          2.09

 

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