EA Sports Simulation Predicts Canucks Win in 7 Games Against Sharks

Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

An EA Sports NHL 13 simulation of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs is predicting a Vancouver Canucks win over the San Jose Sharks in seven games in the first round, but it will be a short lived playoff run.

The Canucks will be swept in the second round by the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Kings.

In the Western Conference Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks will defeat the Kings to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The New York Rangers will then take the Stanley Cup in six games with Rangers centre Brad Richards capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs most valuable player.

Last season, EA Sports predicted the Canucks would defeat the Kings in the first round in six games, but as we all know the Kings took the series in five games instead en route to a Stanley Cup win.

EA Sports Predictions

Western Conference

Quarterfinals

  • Chicago Blackhawks (1) defeat the Minnesota Wild (8) in five games
  • Detroit Red Wings (7) defeat the Anaheim Ducks (2) in seven games
  • Vancouver Canucks (3) defeat the San Jose Sharks (6) in seven games
  • Los Angeles Kings (5) defeat the St. Louis Blues (4) in seven games

Semifinals

  • Chicago Blackhawks (1) defeat the Detroit Red Wings (7) in five games
  • Los Angeles Kings (5) defeat the Vancouver Canucks (3) in four games

Finals

  • Chicago Blackhawks (1) defeat the Los Angeles Kings (5) in five games

Eastern Conference

Quarterfinals

  • Pittsburgh Penguins (1) defeat the New York Islanders (8) in six games
  • Montreal Canadiens (2) defeat the Ottawa Senators (7) in seven games
  • New York Rangers (6) defeat the Washington Capitals (3) in seven games
  • Boston Bruins (4) defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs (5) in seven games

Semifinals

  • New York Rangers (6) defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (1) in seven games
  • Montreal Canadiens (2) defeat the Boston Bruins (4) in five games

Finals

  • New York Rangers (6) defeat the Montreal Canadiens (2) in four games

Stanley Cup Finals

  • New York Rangers (6)  defeat the Chicago Blackhawks (1) in six games

Topics: 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Vancouver Canucks

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