Season Simulation Week 9

Welcome to Week Nine 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 Nine (Dec.3-9) Headlines

·         Calgary Flames’ hot streak comes to an end, fall to 5th in the Western Conference

·         John Tavares returns from a lengthy injury and tallies 3 points in his first game back against the Philadelphia Flyers, leading the Islanders to a victory

·         The San Jose Sharks remain red hot at the top of the NHL standings

·         After Corey Schneider fell to injury, Roberto Luongo has remained solid for the Vancouver Canucks who sit in 2nd place in the West.

Injury Report:

·         Injury bug hits the already struggling Flyers:

o   D. Briere (sore shoulder) & L. Schenn (neck strain) out approximately 2 weeks

o   Flyers leading scorer Wayne Simmonds out 2-3 months with an MCL sprain

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

1.    H. Lundqvist NYR (3 W, 2 SO)

2.    T. Hall EDM (3 GP, 5 G)

3.    R. Luongo VAN (2 W, 1.78 GAA)

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*

26

19-6-1

39

1.    Washington Capitals*

27

17-9-1

35

2.    Vancouver Canucks*

27

17-7-3

37

2.    New York Islanders*

27

16-8-3

35

3.    Nashville Predators*

27

15-7-5

35

3.    Ottawa Senators*

26

16-8-2

34

4.    Phoenix Coyotes

24

17-7-0

34

4.    Montreal Canadiens

26

16-8-2

34

5.    Calgary Flames

24

16-7-1

33

5.    Carolina Hurricanes

29

15-10-4

34

6.    Dallas Stars

28

15-11-2

32

6.    Toronto Maple Leafs

25

12-8-5

29

7.    Chicago Blackhawks

26

14-9-3

31

7.    Buffalo Sabres

25

12-8-5

29

8.    Columbus Blue Jackets

25

12-9-4

28

8.    Tampa Bay Lightning

23

12-7-4

28

9.    Colorado Avalanche

26

13-2-1

27

9.    New York Rangers

26

13-11-2

28

10.  Los Angeles Kings

27

11-13-3

25

10.  Philadelphia Flyers

27

12-11-4

28

11.  Minnesota Wild

27

11-13-3

25

11.  New Jersey Devils

24

12-10-2

26

12.  Edmonton Oilers

25

10-3-2

22

12.  Pittsburgh Penguins

27

9-11-7

25

13.  St. Louis Blues

25

10-3-2

22

13.  Winnipeg Jets

23

10-9-4

24

14.  Anaheim Ducks

27

8-13-6

22

14.  Florida Panthers

25

10-13-2

22

15.  Detroit Red Wings

26

9-14-3

21

15.  Boston Bruins

26

9-14-3

21

*Division leaders

2012-2013 Statistics

Offensive Leaders

Goaltending Leaders (min. 10 games)

Points

Goals

GAA

SV%

1.    N. Backstrom WSH – 37

2.    J. Thornton SJS – 36

3.    A. Ovechkin WSH – 35

1.    A. Ovechkin WSH – 23

2.    P. Marleau SJS – 20

3.    J. Pominville BUF – 15

1.    B. Holtby WSH – 1.76

2.    R. Luongo VAN – 1.78

3.    E. Nabokov NYI – 1.87

1.    E. Nabokov NYI - .941%

2.    B. Holtby WSH - .941%

3.    M. Brodeur NJD - .935%

Assists

Plus/Minus

Wins

Shutouts

1.    N. Backstrom WSH – 29

2.    J. Thornton SJS – 27

3.    J. Spezza OTT – 24

1.    A. Vermette PHX +17

2.    T. Kaberle MTL +15

3.    O. Ekman-Larsson PHX +14

1.    A. Niemi SJS – 19

2.    M. Kiprusoff CGY – 16

3.    C. Price MTL – 16

1.    E.Nabokov NYI – 7

2.    P. Rinne NSH – 4

3.    C. Price MTL – 4

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 3rd

BUF (2) vs. TOR (4)

PHX (4) vs. BOS (2)

 

December 4th

CAR (4) vs. PIT (3) SO

CBJ (1) vs. LAK (2)

CHI (2) vs. MTL (4)

COL (1) vs. DET (3)

DAL (1) vs. VAN (4)

NSH (4) vs. EDM (2)

OTT (1) vs. CGY (0)

PHI (2) vs. TBL (3)

SJS (2) vs. BUF (1)

WSH (3) vs. NYI (1)

 

December 5th

BOS (1) vs. WPG (2)

FLA (3) vs. ANA (4)

MIN (2) vs. PHX (3)

NYR (6) vs. WSH (3)

 

December 6th

CAR (4) vs. TOR (3) OT

COL (0) vs. NYR (1)

DAL (3) vs. CGY (1)

FLA (3) vs. LAK (4)

MTL (1) vs. BUF (4)

NSH (5) vs. VAN (2)

OTT (0) vs. EDM (4)

SJS (4) vs. PHI (6)

STL (3) vs. PIT (2) OT

 

December 7th

CBJ (2) vs. ANA (4)

NJD (2) vs. CHI (3)

WSH (4) vs. DET (0)

 

December 8th

BOS (3) vs. TOR (2)

BUF (1) vs. MTL (3)

CAR (1) vs. WPG (2)

COL (3) vs. TBL (2) OT

DAL (7) vs. EDM (3)

FLA (4) vs. PHX (3)

MIN (2) vs. LAK (5)

OTT (3) vs. VAN (4) OT

PHI (5) vs. NYI (4)

PIT (1) vs. NJD (5)

STL (0) vs. NYR (4)

 

December 9th

CBJ (1) vs. SJS (3)

MIN (5) vs. ANA (2)

NSH (1) vs. CGY (0)

NYI (4) vs. PHI (5)

STL (4) vs. CHI (3)