Ranking the combined special teams for all 30 teams

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We wrote earlier today about how special teams have been “hurting” the Philadelphia Flyers, who have struggled on both the power play and penalty kill.

But what about the other 29 teams?

Well, here are all 30 teams, sorted by their combined PP and PK percentages.

Obviously, anything over 100 is good.

1 New York Islanders 120.9
2 Montréal Canadiens 112.3
3 Washington Capitals 112.0
4 Boston Bruins 110.3
5 Vancouver Canucks 110.0
6 Nashville Predators 108.7
7 Winnipeg Jets 107.7
8 Dallas Stars 107.6
9 Chicago Blackhawks 103.3
10 Detroit Red Wings 103.0
11 New York Rangers 102.2
12 Edmonton Oilers 101.4
13 Los Angeles Kings 101.1
14 Florida Panthers 101.1
15 Pittsburgh Penguins 100.0
16 Anaheim Ducks 99.1
17 Colorado Avalanche 99.1
18 New Jersey Devils 98.1
19 Minnesota Wild 97.6
20 Tampa Bay Lightning 96.4
21 Arizona Coyotes 94.5
22 Buffalo Sabres 94.1
23 St. Louis Blues 93.8
24 San Jose Sharks 92.5
25 Calgary Flames 91.6
26 Carolina Hurricanes 90.9
27 Ottawa Senators 89.0
28 Philadelphia Flyers 88.7
29 Columbus Blue Jackets 88.0
30 Toronto Maple Leafs 81.1

As you can, special teams are indeed hurting the Flyers. Only the Blue Jackets and Leafs have a lower combined rate.

Meanwhile, special teams have been a real boon for the Isles, Habs, Caps, Bruins and Canucks. The Isles have the top-ranked PK and the second-ranked PP.

You can also see a pretty clear relation to the standings. The top eight teams are all currently in a playoff spot, while the bottom six are not.