Season Simulation Week 8

Welcome to Week Eight 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.

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Week Eight (Nov.26 - Dec.2) Headlines

·         San Jose Sharks win 4 straight to lead the NHL; top line of Havlat/Thornton/Marleau combine for 26 points during the streak.

·         Boston Bruins struggling without Chara & Lucic (out due to injury); fall to last in the Easter Conference.

·         Ottawa Senators win three straight to lead the Northeast division and drop the Montreal Canadiens, who started the season 8-0-0, to 4th place in the Eastern Conference.

Injury Report:

·         Ilya Kovalchuk (NJD) out 4-6 weeks with an MCL Sprain.

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

1.    J. Thornton SJS (1G, 4A)

2.    M. Havlat SJS (3G, 3A)

3.    M. Grabner NYI (4G, 2A)

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.    San Jose Sharks*

23

17-5-1

35

1.    New York Islanders*

24

16-5-3

35

2.    Calgary Flames*

21

16-4-1

33

2.    Ottawa Senators*

23

15-7-1

31

3.    Chicago Blackhawks*

23

13-7-3

29

3.    Washington Capitals*

24

15-8-1

31

4.    Vancouver Canucks

24

15-6-3

33

4.    Montreal Canadiens

23

14-7-2

30

5.    Phoenix Coyotes

21

15-6-0

30

5.    Carolina Hurricanes

26

13-10-3

29

6.    Nashville Predators

24

12-7-5

29

6.    Buffalo Sabres

21

11-5-5

27

7.    Columbus Blue Jackets

22

12-6-4

28

7.    Toronto Maple Leafs

22

11-7-4

26

8.    Dallas Stars

25

13-10-2

28

8.    Tampa Bay Lightning

21

11-7-3

25

9.    Colorado Avalanche

23

12-10-1

25

9.    New Jersey Devils

22

11-9-2

24

10.  Minnesota Wild

24

10-11-3

23

10.  Pittsburgh Penguins

24

9-10-5

23

11.  Edmonton Oilers

22

9-11-2

20

11.  New York Rangers

23

10-11-2

22

12.  Los Angeles Kings

24

8-13-3

19

12.  Philadelphia Flyers

23

9-10-4

22

13.  Detroit Red Wings

24

8-13-3

19

13.  Winnipeg Jets

21

8-9-4

20

14.  St. Louis Blues

22

8-12-2

18

14.  Florida Panthers

22

9-11-2

20

15.  Anaheim Ducks

24

6-12-6

18

15.  Boston Bruins

23

8-12-3

19

*Division leaders

2012-2013 Statistics

Offensive Leaders

Goaltending Leaders (min. 5 games)

Points

Goals

GAA

SV%

1.    J. Thornton SJS – 32

2.    N. Backstrom WSH – 32

3.    P. Marleau SJS – 31

1.    A. Ovechkin WSH – 19

2.    P. Marleau SJS – 18

3.    J. Iginla CGY – 14

1.    E. Nabokov NYI – 1.54

2.    B. Holtby WSH – 1.70

3.    M. Brodeur NJD – 1.95

1.    E. Nabokov NYI - .950

2.    R. Luongo VAN - .949

3.    B. Holtby WSH - .942

Assists

Plus/Minus

Wins

Shutouts

1.    N. Backstrom WSH – 26

2.    J. Thornton SJS – 24

3.    J. Spezza OTT – 23

1.    T. Kaberle MTL +14

2.    J. Iginla CGY +14

3.    A. Vermette PHX +14

1.    A. Niemi SJS – 17

2.    M. Kiprusoff CGY – 16

3.    C. Price MTL – 14

1.    E. Nabokov NYI – 7

2.    C. Price MTL – 4

3.    A. Niemi SJS – 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

November 26th

MIN (2) vs. PIT (1)

NJD (4) vs. TOR (3)

VAN (6) vs. NYR (4)

 

November 27th

ANA (4) vs. COL (1)

CAR (1) vs. OTT (3)

DAL (4) vs. CBJ (1)

EDM (3) vs. NSH (1)

LAK (4) vs. CHI (0)

NJD (2) vs. BOS (1)

PHX (5) vs. DET (2)

SJS (3) vs. WSH (0)

TBL (2) vs. MTL (5)

VAN (1) vs. NYI (2) SO

WPG (3) vs. BUF (2) OT

 

November 28th

ANA (2) vs. CGY (3) SO

CHI (3) vs. MIN (1)

PHI (2) vs. TOR (4)

 

November 29th

CAR (5) vs. BOS (0)

CBJ (5) vs. STL (1)

EDM (2) vs. DAL (3)

LAK (1) vs. DET (4)

NYR (1) vs. NSH (3)

PHI (1) vs. NYI (3)

SJS (4) vs. PIT (2)

TBL (2) vs. OTT (5)

TOR (2) vs. WPG (3) SO

VAN (3) vs. BUF (2) OT

WSH (1) vs. FLA (0) OT | PT. 2

 

November 30th

CGY (4) vs. CHI (3) SO | PT. 2

LAK (1) vs. CBJ (3)

MIN (3) vs. COL (2)

PHX (3) vs. NJD (1)

 

December 1st

ANA (2) vs. EDM (1)

BUF (4) vs. BOS (1)

CAR (1) vs. WSH (4)

MIN (1) vs. NSH (4)

OTT (3) vs. STL (2)

PHI (5) vs. FLA (4)

PHX (0) vs. NYI (3)

SJS (5) vs. DET (0)

TBL (5) vs. WPG (2)

TOR (4) vs. MTL (2) | PT. 2

PIT (3) vs. DAL (0)

 

December 2nd

ANA (1) vs. VAN (0)

CGY (5) vs. STL (6) SO | PT. 2

LAK (3) vs. COL (1)

MTL (2) vs. CBJ (3) SO

NJD (0) vs. CAR (3)

NYI (3) vs. NYR (2) SO

SJS (5) vs. CHI (2)