Season Simulation Week 11

Welcome to Week Eleven of the EA SPORTS NHL 13: 2012-2013 NHL Season Simulation.Simulations will be released on a weekly basis and will include top headlines, Hockey Ultimate Team Three Stars of the Week, box scores for each game, as well as standings and statistics for the league. The rosters used in the simulation will include all transactions made during the 2012 NHL Free Agency period.

Week Eleven (Dec.17-23) Headlines

·         Vancouver Canucks now lead the NHL with 51 points.

·         Washington Capitals jump the New York Islanders to take first place in the Eastern Conference; Ovechkin now leading the NHL in Points, as well as Goals.

·         Los Angeles Kings overcome an extremely slow start, winning 5 of their last 6 games, to climb to 8th place in the Western Conference.

Injury Report:

·         Struggling Penguins lose Marc-Andre Fleury to upper body injury until mid-March; playoff hopes slipping

·         NHL’s top goalie Evgeni Nabokov (9 SO, Best SV% - .941) out with herniated disc until late February

·         Mikko Koivu out 2-3 months with MCL sprain

·         P.K. Subban out 2 months with leg injury

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

1.    Pekka Rinne NSH (4 W, 1 SO)

2.    Zach Parise MIN (3 G, 2 A)

3.    Alex Burrows VAN (3G, 2 A)

Each week, the Hockey Ultimate Team: Three Stars of the Week players will be featured in the NHL 13 ‘Hockey Ultimate Team’ Mode as members of the ‘Team of the Week’. Fans can challenge the ‘Team of the Week’ and can collect the special edition ‘Team of the Week’ items featuring these players.

 

2012-2013 Conference Standings

Western Conference

GP

W-L-OT

Pts

Eastern Conference

GP

W-L-OT

Pts

1.    Vancouver Canucks*

34

24-7-3

51

1.    Washington Capitals*

34

22-11-1

45

2.    Nashville Predators*

34

21-7-6

48

2.    New York Islanders*

33

18-10-5

41

3.    San Jose Sharks*

32

22-8-2

46

3.    Ottawa Senators*

32

19-11-2

40

4.    Phoenix Coyotes

30

21-9-0

42

4.    Carolina Hurricanes

35

18-13-4

40

5.    Chicago Blackhawks

32

19-10-3

41

5.    Montreal Canadiens

34

18-14-2

38

6.    Calgary Flames

31

18-12-1

37

6.    Tampa Bay Lightning

30

15-9-6

36

7.    Dallas Stars

33

17-14-2

36

7.    Buffalo Sabres

32

15-11-6

36

8.    Los Angeles Kings

34

16-15-3

35

8.    Philadelphia Flyers

33

16-13-4

36

9.    Columbus Blue Jackets

32

14-13-5

33

9.    Toronto Maple Leafs

31

15-11-5

35

10.  Minnesota Wild

33

14-15-4

32

10.  New York Rangers

32

16-13-3

35

11.  Anaheim Ducks

33

11-14-8

30

11.  Winnipeg Jets

30

15-11-4

34

12.  Colorado Avalanche

32

14-17-1

29

12.  New Jersey Devils

31

15-12-4

34

13.  St. Louis Blues

32

13-16-3

29

13.  Pittsburgh Penguins

34

13-13-8

34

14.  Edmonton Oilers

32

13-17-2

28

14.  Boston Bruins

33

11-18-4

26

15.  Detroit Red Wings

32

12-16-4

28

15.  Florida Panthers

32

11-19-2

24

*Division leaders

2012-2013 Statistics

Offensive Leaders

Goaltending Leaders (min. 10 games)

Points

Goals

GAA

SV%

1.    A. Ovechkin WSH – 43

2.    J. Thornton SJS – 42

3.    N. Backstrom WSH – 42

1.    A. Ovechkin WSH – 27

2.    P. Marleau SJS – 22

3.    J. Pominville BUF – 17

1.    R. Luongo VAN – 1.64

2.    E. Nabokov NYI – 1.87

3.    J. Hiller ANA – 1.91

1.    E. Nabokov NYI - .941

2.    R. Luongo VAN - .940

3.    J. Hiller ANA - .937

Assists

Plus/Minus

Wins

Shutouts

1.    N. Backstrom WSH – 32

2.    J. Thornton SJS – 30

3.    J. Spezza OTT – 26

1.    A. Vermette PHX + 22

2.    A. Burrows VAN +18

3.    O. Ekman-Larsson PHX +15

1.    A. Niemi SJS – 21

2.    P. Rinne NSH – 20

3.    M. Smith PHX – 19

1.    E. Nabokov NYI – 9

2.    P. Rinne NSH – 5

3.    C. Price MTL – 5

Well there’s your look at the top headlines and stats for Week Three in the EA SPORTS NHL 13: 2012-2013 NHL Season Simulation. For a full set of box scores, continue reading below. You can get your copy of NHL 13 here. For the latest NHL news, analysis and insights, visit ESPN.com/NHL.

 

Box Scores

December 17th

BUF (4) vs. MTL (1)

CBJ (1) vs. WPG (4)

FLA (1) vs. WSH (4)

LAK (6) vs. BOS (3)

NJD (3) vs. PIT (4)

 

December 18th

ANA (0) vs. NYI (3)

CHI (3) vs. MIN (1)

LAK (2) vs. DET (0)

PHX (5) vs. STL (4)

SJS (2) vs. VAN (3)

TBL (0) vs. NSH (3)

TOR (5) vs. EDM (2)

 

December 19th

CBJ (1) vs. COL (4)

MTL (2) vs. OTT (3)

NJD (0) vs. PHI (1)

TOR (3) vs. CGY (0)

 

December 20th

ANA (2) vs. TBL (3) SO

BUF (1) vs. EDM (2) SO

FLA (1) vs. NYR (6)

LAK (3) vs. SJS (2) SO

MTL (1) vs. WSH (2)

NSH (2) vs. CAR (1)

NYI (0) vs. DET (2)

STL (1) vs. PHX (4)

VAN (6) vs. MIN (3)

WPG (3) vs. BOS (1)

 

December 21st

FLA (1) vs. OTT (3)

PHI (2) vs. NJD (1) SO

STL (4) vs. DAL (1)

VAN (2) vs. CBJ (1)

WPG (6) vs. PIT (2)

 

December 22nd

ANA (0) vs. CAR (1)

BUF (0) vs. CGY (3)

CBJ (2) vs. DET (3)

COL (1) vs. MIN (3)

DAL (4) vs. PHX (1)

MTL (3) vs. TOR (4)

NJD (4) vs. NYR (3)

NSH (2) vs. TBL (1) OT

PIT (2) vs. NYI (1) SO

SJS (3) vs. LAK (0)

WSH (2) vs. BOS (1)

 

December 23rd

ANA (1) vs. CHI (0)

BUF (2) vs. COL (1)

CAR (3) vs. WSH (4)

EDM (3) vs. CGY (2)

NSH (3) vs. FLA (2)

PHI (1) vs. OTT (3)

VAN (2) vs. STL (1)