NHL 14 Season Sim

By EA SPORTS Hockey Sep 27, 2013

The puck is almost ready to drop on the latest NHL season and the EA SPORTS NHL team is keeping tradition alive with another season simulation. With new league alignment, new rosters, and new rookies all factoring into the equation, we’ve unleashed NHL 14 to battle it all out and decide which franchise will rise to the top when the dust finally settles next year.

Eastern Conference:

Not only was the Eastern Conference’s landscape changed with new divisions, but the addition of the Detroit Red Wings injects even more top-tier talent for teams to face off against.

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins – 106 pts
  2. Boston Bruins – 104 pts
  3. Detroit Red Wings – 102 pts
  4. New York Rangers – 101 pts
  5. Washington Capitals – 100 pts
  6. Montreal Canadiens – 91 pts
  7. Toronto Maple Leafs – 89 pts – Wild Card
  8. New York Islanders – 89 pts – Wild Card
  9. Ottawa Senators – 86 pts
  10. Philadelphia Flyers – 84 pts
  11. New Jersey Devils – 84 pts
  12. Columbus Blue Jackets – 84 pts
  13. Tampa Bay Lightning – 83 pts
  14. Buffalo Sabres – 77 pts
  15. Carolina Hurricanes – 74 pts
  16. Florida Panthers – 73 pts

Metropolitan Division:

The Metropolitan Division saw star-power propel the top three teams into the playoffs, with the Penguins winning the division title. The ever-improving Islanders stepped in to snag the Wild Card spot.

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins – 106 pts
  2. New York Rangers – 101 pts
  3. Washington Capitals 100 pts
  4. New York Islanders – 89 pts – Wild Card
  5. Philadelphia Flyers – 84 pts
  6. New Jersey Devils – 84 pts
  7. Columbus Blue Jackets – 84 pts
  8. Carolina Hurricanes – 74 pts

Atlantic Division:

The Atlantic Division’s playoff spots were filled completely by Original Six teams, with the Bruins hanging their first-ever Atlantic Division title banner from the rafters. The Leafs snatched up the Wild Card for their second postseason berth in as many years.

  1. Boston Bruins – 104 pts
  2. Detroit Red Wings – 102 pts
  3. Montreal Canadiens – 91 pts
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs – 89 pts – Wild Card
  5. Ottawa Senators – 86 pts
  6. Tampa Bay Lightning – 83 pts
  7. Buffalo Sabres – 77 pts
  8. Florida Panthers – 73 pts

Western Conference:

Stacked with talent and boasting the previous two Stanley Cup Championship teams in the mix, the Western Conference welcomed the Winnipeg Jets as it tried to keep the Cup in the West for a third-straight year.

  1. Chicago Blackhawks – 108 pts
  2. L.A. Kings – 100 pts
  3. St. Louis Blues – 99 pts
  4. Vancouver Canucks – 93 pts
  5. San Jose Sharks – 90 pts
  6. Minnesota Wild – 90 pts
  7. Dallas Stars – 89 pts  – Wild Card
  8. Edmonton Oilers – 89 pts – Wild Card
  9. Anaheim Ducks – 85 pts
  10. Phoenix Coyotes – 84 pts
  11. Nashville Predators – 83 pts
  12. Winnipeg Jets – 77 pts
  13. Colorado Avalanche – 76 pts
  14. Calgary Flames – 75 pts

Pacific Division:

In the Pacific Division, three playoffregulars cracked the NHL’s second season with the L.A. Kings laying claim to the new division’s inaugural title. The Edmonton Oilers finally made good on their wealth of prospects, picking up a Wild Cardberth.

  1. L.A. Kings – 100 pts
  2. Vancouver Canucks – 93 pts
  3. San Jose Sharks – 90 pts
  4. Edmonton Oilers – 89 pts – Wild Card
  5. Anaheim Ducks – 85 pts 
  6. Phoenix Coyotes – 84 pts
  7. Calgary Flames – 75 pts

Central Division:

Capturing the President’s Trophy for a second consecutive year, the Blackhawks aimed to do the same with the Cup while the Stars also punched their ticket into the postseason with a Wild Card finish.

  1. Chicago Blackhawks – 108 pts
  2. St. Louis Blues – 99 pts
  3. Minnesota Wild – 90 pts
  4. Dallas Stars – 89 pts – Wild Card
  5. Nashville Predators – 83 pts
  6. Winnipeg Jets – 77 pts
  7. Colorado Avalanche – 76 pts

Stanley Cup Finals: St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

With the regular season in the bag, the St. Louis Blues stepped up to battle their way into the Stanley Cup Finals. After facing off against some of the league’s most talented skaters on the Pens bench, it was the Blues who ultimately proved they had the deeper team game when push came to shove. Coming together to down the Penguins in Game 6 of the Finals, St. Louis hoisted its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Stanley Cup Winners: St. Louis Blues

Awards:

  • Stanley Cup: St. Louis Blues
  • Presidents’ Trophy: Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy: Alex Pietrangelo (STL)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy: Sidney Crosby  (PIT)
  • Art Ross Trophy: Sidney Crosby (PIT)
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy: Duncan Keith (CHI)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy: Steven Stamkos  (TBL)
  • Vezina Trophy: Tuukka Rask (BOS)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy: Jonathan Toews (CHI)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk (DET)
  • Calder Memorial Trophy: Jonathan Drouin (TBL)
  • Ted Lindsay: Sidney Crosby(PIT)

Scoring Leaders

 

GP

Goals

Assists 

Points

plus/minus

PIM

Sidney Crosby

82

41

68

109

19

54

Steven Stamkos

82

64

38

102

22

34

Alex Ovechkin

79

53

48

101

30

40

John Tavares

82

37

54

91

24

22

Nicklas Backstrom

80

22

69

91

8

22

Evgeni Malkin

77

27

61

88

20

15

Martin St. Louis

69

23

63

86

17

8

Jordan Eberle

82

25

61

86

-4

22

Taylor Hall

78

36

45

81

-9

26

Henrik Sedin

82

20

60

80

15

24

Zach Parise

77

31

48

79

8

26

Jason Spezza

80

23

56

79

-6

30

Jonathan Toews

75

30

48

78

22

42

Patrick Kane

82

25

52

77

3

20

Logan Couture

82

24

53

77

3

32

Daniel Sedin

79

34

42

76

19

45

Ryan Getzlaf

81

26

49

75

0

66

Jamie Benn

82

32

42

74

-3

78

Joe Thornton

82

21

53

74

6

38

Phil Kessel

76

41

33

74

-4

36

Goaltending Leaders

 

Wins

GAA

Save%

SO

Tuukka Rask

41

2.21

92.9

7

Henrik Lundqvist

41

2.29

93.4

4

Jonathan Quick

40

2.49

92.5

5

Corey Crawford

39

2.45

92.7

4

Roberto Luongo

37

2.29

93

3

 

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