Predictions! They’re random, often wrong...and still fun.
EA Sports recently ran a simulation of this year’s playoffs in NHL18, and your Boston Bruins did pretty well.
It came down to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Led by Patrik Laine, the high-flying Winnipeg Jets battled against Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup® Final. It was a back-and-forth game that featured stellar saves by Connor Hellebuyck and Tuukka Rask, trying their best to bring home the Stanley Cup for their team.
Entering the third period, Winnipeg was up 2-1 on the Boston Bruins until Patrik Laine wired home a goal on the power play to give the Jets a 3-1 lead. Brad Marchand would score late in the third to make it 3-2, but Dustin Byfuglien sealed the deal with an empty netter to make it 4-2, securing the first Stanley Cup in the Winnipeg Jets franchise history.
One of the funny things about EA’s prediction is that Mathieu Perrault had a big series in the Final; he’s a guy who always seems to kill the Bruins. EERIE.
EA’s predictions for the other series were as follows:
- Boston Bruins over Toronto Maple Leafs in 7 games
- Boston Bruins over Tampa Bay Lightning in 6 games
- Boston Bruins over Washington Capitals in 6 games
Congrats to the Bruins on a great cyber run!