Season Simulation Week 12

Welcome to Week Twelve 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 Twelve (Dec.26-30) Headlines

·         Struggling Powerhouses Kick into Gear:

o   Pittsburgh Penguins return to form; jump four spots to 9th in the Eastern Conference

o   Los Angeles Kings are 8-0-2 in last 10 games, move into 6th place in the Western conference.

·         WSH F Alex Ovechkin has 31 goals in 37 games; 9 goals clear of 2nd place scorer Patrick Marleau

Injury Report:

·         No major injuries

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

1.    Kris Letang (PIT) – 2GP, 1G 5A

2.    Pavel Datsyuk (DET) 3 GP, 2G, 5A

3.    Jamie Benn (DAL) 3GP, 2 G, 4 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*

37

27-7-3

57

1.    Washington Capitals*

   37

25-11-1

51

2.    Nashville Predators*

37

22-9-6

50

2.    Ottawa Senators*

35

22-11-2

46

3.    San Jose Sharks*

35

23-10-2

48

3.    New York Islanders*

36

18-12-6

42

4.    Chicago Blackhawks

35

21-11-3

45

4.    Carolina Hurricanes

38

20-14-4

44

5.    Phoenix Coyotes

33

21-12-0

42

5.    Tampa Bay Lightning

33

17-10-6

40

6.    Los Angeles Kings

37

19-15-3

41

6.    Buffalo Sabres

35

17-12-6

40

7.    Calgary Flames

34

19-13-2

40

7.    Philadelphia Flyers

35

17-3-5

39

8.    Dallas Stars

36

19-15-2

40

8.    Montreal Canadiens

36

18-15-3

39

9.    Columbus Blue Jackets

35

15-14-6

36

9.    Pittsburgh Penguins

36

15-13-8

38

10.  St. Louis Blues

35

15-16-4

34

10.  Toronto Maple Leafs

33

16-12-5

37

11.  Minnesota Wild

36

15-17-4

34

11.  New Jersey Devils

34

16-14-4

36

12.  Edmonton Oilers

35

15-18-2

32

12.  New York Rangers

33

16-14-3

35

13.  Colorado Avalanche

34

15-18-1

31

13.  Winnipeg Jets

32

15-13-4

34

14.  Detroit Red Wings

35

13-18-4

30

14.  Florida Panthers

35

13-20-2

28

15.  Anaheim Ducks

35

11-16-8

30

15.  Boston Bruins

35

11-20-4

26

*Division leaders

2012-2013 Statistics

Offensive Leaders

Goaltending Leaders (min. 10 games)

Points

Goals

GAA

SV%

1.    A. Ovechkin (WSH) – 49

2.    N. Backstrom (WSH) – 47

3.    J. Thornton (SJS) – 44

1.    A. Ovechkin (WSH) – 31

2.    P. Marleau (SJS) – 22

3.    J. Skinner (CAR) – 20

1.    R. Luongo (VAN) – 1.64

2.    C. Crawford (CHI) – 1.86

3.    E. Nabokov (NYI) – 1.87

1.    E. Nabokov (NYI) - .941

2.    R. Luongo (VAN) - .941

3.    P. Rinne (NSH) - .936

       

Assists

Plus/Minus

Wins

SO

1.    N. Backstrom (WSH) – 37

2.    J. Thornton (SJS) – 31

3.    J. Spezza (OTT) – 28

1.    A. Vermette (PHX) +20

2.    A. Burrows (VAN) +18

3.    D. Sedin (VAN ) +17

1.    A. Niemi (SJS) – 22

2.    P. Rinne (NSH) – 21

3.    C. Anderson (OTT) – 21

1.    E. Nabokov (NYI) – 9

2.    C. Price (MTL) – 5

3.    R. Miller (BUF) – 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 26th

CGY 0 vs. VAN 3

CBJ 3 – STL 4 (OT)

DAL 2 – MIN 4

DET 5 – CAR 3

NJD 5 – NYI 4

NSH 0 – CHI 1

OTT 2 – BOS 1

PHX 2 – LAK 5

SJS 5 – ANA 4

TBL 1 – FLA 5

WPG 2 – EDM 5

WSH 4 – BUF 1

 

December 27th

CBJ 1 – DAL 4

DET 3 – PIT 4

LAK 2 – PHX 1

MTL 3 – TBL 4 (OT)

NYI 3 – WSH 4 (SO)

PHI 2 – NSH 3 (SO)

STL 4 – COL 2

TOR 3 – NJD 1

VAN 2 – CGY 1

 

December 28th

BUF 3 – MIN 0

CAR 3 – CHI 1

MTL 0 – FLA 1

SJS 1 – EDM 2

TOR 1 – OTT 3

 

December 29th

ANA 2 – LAK 3

BOS 1 – VAN 4

BUF 3 – WPG 0

COL 2 – PHX 1

DET 1 – OTT 3

FLA 2 – CAR 5

MIN 1 – DAL 2

NJD 0 – CBJ 5

NYR 2 – TBL 4

PHI 3 – STL 2 (OT)

PIT 4 – NYI 1

SJS 1 – CGY 4

WSH 3 – NSH 1

 

December 30th

EDM 0 – CHI 3