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NHL 17 Playoff Sim

Posted April 12th at 12:00pm.

The puck’s about to drop in the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. Once again, we have continued our annual tradition of predicting the winner of the Stanley Cup. Compete against the official EA SPORTS NHL® 17 Stanley Cup® Playoffs Sim at the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket ChallengeTMFill out your own bracket and see if you can out-predict our simulation.

Check out our full NHL® 17 – 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs Simulation below:

THE STANLEY CUP® FINAL

It all came down to one game. P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators against Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup® Final. It was a back-and-forth game that featured stellar saves and highlight reel goals until Viktor Arvidsson scored with 17:37 left in the third period to give the Predators a 3-2 lead. Ryan Johansen would tack on an empty net goal late in the third period securing the first Stanley Cup in Nashville Predators franchise history.  

TOP PLAYOFF STORIES

  • Filip Forsberg took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after recording 12 goals and 23 points along route to the Predators’ Stanley Cup® victory.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie trio of Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner proved to be a tough task for the Washington Capitals, combining for 17 points and pushing the Capitals to 7 games before the Capitals closed out the series.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

  • Despite the Chicago Blackhawks’ strong regular season, they failed to get going in their first-round matchup against the Nashville Predators. The Predators dominated play throughout the playoffs and found themselves edging out Minnesota in a wild series.
  • After leading the Edmonton Oilers to the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, Connor McDavid caught fire and carried them into the Western Conference Finals. McDavid tallied 26 points in 20 games, but the Oilers unfortunately fell in 6 games to the Nashville Predators.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets won their first ever playoff series over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a close seven game contest. Cam Atkinson led the way for the Blue Jackets with 6 points in the series, but would later fall to the Washington Capitals in the conference semi-finals.
  • After capturing their second straight Presidents’ Trophy, the Washington Capitals were put to the test through their first series against the young Toronto Maple Leafs, then squeaked out a 4-3 series win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a physical, action-packed matchup.
  • A healthy lineup carried the Montreal Canadiens through two Original Six matchups. Led by goaltender Carey Price, the Habs shut down Alex Ovechkin and the Washing Capitals while Alexander Radulov provided some clutch goals to put them into the Stanley Cup Finals.

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