Season Simulation Week 4

Welcome to Week Four 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 Three (Oct.29- Nov.4) Headlines

·         The San Jose Sharks have five of the top 10 scorers in the NHL: J. Pavelski (1st); J. Thornton (5th); P. Marleau (6th); L. Couture (7th); and R. Clowe (10th).

·         The Anaheim Ducks find themselves last in the Western Conference due to injury woes

·         Losing two of three this week, the Montreal Canadiens historic win streak to open the season comes to an end at eight games.

·         The Toronto Maple Leafs have the highest power play percentage in the league at 27.1%.

Injury Report:

·         PEN E. Malkin will be out 3-4 months with a sprained MCL

·         ANA S. Souray will be out one week with an undisclosed upper body injury

·         ANA R. Getzlaf out 3-4 weeks with a fractured elbow

·         ANA A. Cogliano out 4-6 weeks with a broken foot

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

1.    N. Backstrom – WSH  (4 GP, 1 G, 7 A)

2.    H. Sedin – VAN (3 GP, 2 G, 4 A)

3.    S. Varlamov – COL (3 GP, 2 SO)

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. For more information, click here.

 

2012-2013 Conference Standings

Western Conference

GP

W-L-OT

Pts

Eastern Conference

GP

W-L-OT

Pts

1.    Vancouver Canucks*

12

8-3-1

17

1.    Montreal Canadiens*

11

9-2-0

18

2.    Nashville Predators*

11

5-1-5

15

2.    Carolina Hurricanes*

11

8-3-0

16

3.    San Jose Sharks*

10

6-3-1

13

3.    New York Islanders*

11

6-3-2

14

4.    Chicago Blackhawks

9

6-1-2

14

4.    Ottawa Senators

11

8-3-0

16

5.    Colorado Avalanche

11

7-4-0

14

5.    Buffalo Sabres

10

7-2-1

15

6.    Dallas Stars

12

6-5-1

13

6.    Toronto Maple Leafs

9

6-2-1

13

7.    Phoenix Coyotes

9

6-3-0

12

7.    Washington Capitals

12

6-5-1

13

8.    Calgary Flames

9

6-3-0

12

8.    Philadelphia Flyers

11

5-4-2

12

9.    Columbus Blue Jackets

9

4-3-2

10

9.    Boston Bruins

11

4-5-2

10

10.  St. Louis Blues

10

4-4-2

10

10.  Tampa Bay Lightning

9

4-4-1

9

11.  Edmonton Oilers

10

4-5-1

9

11.  New York Rangers

10

4-5-1

9

12.  Detroit Red Wings

11

3-5-3

9

12.  Pittsburgh Penguins

11

3-5-3

9

13.  Los Angeles Kings

10

4-6-0

8

13.  Winnipeg Jets

9

3-4-2

8

14.  Minnesota Wild

10

3-5-2

8

14.  New Jersey Devils

9

4-5-0

8

15.  Anaheim Ducks

11

2-7-2

6

15.  Florida Panthers

9

3-5-1

7

*Division leaders

2012-2013 Statistics

Offensive Leaders

Goaltending Leaders (min. 5 games)

Points

Goals

GAA

SV%

1.    J. Pavelski SJS – 19

2.    N. Backstrom WSH – 17

3.    M. Pacioretty MTL - 16

1.    R. Clowe SJS – 9

2.    W. Simmonds PHI – 9

3.    P. Marleau SJS – 8

1.    C. Crawford CHI – 1.73

2.    J. Reimer TOR – 1.75

3.    E. Nabokov NYI – 1.92

1.    E. Nabokov NYI - .944

2.    J. Reimer TOR - .937

3.    C. Crawford CHI - .936

Assists

Plus/Minus

Wins

Shutouts

1.    J. Pavelski SJS – 19

2.    N. Backstrom WSH – 12

3.    J. Thornton SKS – 15

1.    C. Ehrhoff BUF +10

2.    A. Goligoski DAL +9

3.    J. Pavelski SJS +9

1.    C. Price MTL – 9

2.    C. Anderson OTT – 8

3.    C. Ward CAR – 8

1.    E. Nabokov NYI – 3

2.    M. Neuvirth WSH – 3

3.    S. Varlamov COL – 3

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

October 29th

CBJ (2) vs. FLA (0)

WSH (4) vs. MIN (1)

 

October 30th

ANA (1) vs. TOR (4)

BUF (3) vs. BOS (2) SO

CAR (2) vs. NJD (1)

COL (2) vs. EDM (0)

DAL (2) vs. PHI (4)

DET (3) vs. VAN (4)

LAK (2) vs. STL (3)

MTL (1) vs. CGY (2)

NSH (5) vs. SJS (4)

OTT (0) vs. NYI (5)

PHX (3) vs. CHI (6)

 

October 31st

PIT (1) vs. WSH (5)

 

November 1st

BOS (1) vs. TOR (2)

COL (3) vs. VAN (0)

DAL (2) vs. NYR (3) OT

DET (2) vs. CGY (3) SO

LAK (3) vs. MIN (2)

MTL (5) vs. EDM (0)

NJD (2) vs. PHI (3)

PHX (4) vs. BUF (1)

STL (1) vs. SJS (4)

WPG (1) vs. TBL (0)

 

November 2nd

BOS (0) vs. WSH (4)

NSH (1) vs. CHI (2) OT

NYI (1) vs. CAR (2)

PIT (2) vs. CBJ (3) SO

 

November 3rd

ANA (2) vs. PHI (4)

CAR (1) vs. BUF (3)

CHI (3) vs. TOR (2)

COL (5) vs. SJS (7)

DAL (3) vs. NYI (2) SO

DET (0) vs. EDM (3)

MIN (1) vs. TBL (3)

MTL (3) vs. VAN (5)

PIT (5) vs. NJD (3)

STL (2) vs. LAK (3)

WPG (5) vs. FLA (2)

 

November 4th

ANA (0) vs. OTT (1) OT

DAL (0) vs. WSH (1)

PHI (4) vs. NYR (3)