Tuesday, EA Sports released their annual playoff simulation. And boy do I have some news: the video game engine predicted the Caps would win the Stanley Cup.
After an 82-game regular season and a grueling playoff run, it all came down to one game, the Washington Capitals versus the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of The Stanley Cup Final. Home ice advantage proved the difference as the Capitals pulled off a close 4-2 victory, with Justin Williams scoring at 13:39 into the third period and Captain Alex Ovechkin sealing the deal with an empty-net goal in the dying seconds.
That would be totally fine with me.
In EA Sports’ simulation, the Caps sweep the Flyers in the first round, defeat the Rangers in six games, and punch though the Florida Panthers, before meeting the Sharks in the championship series. Braden Holtby wins the Conn Smythe Trophy, after finishing the playoff simulation with 16 Wins, 2.10 GAA, .933 SV%, and 3 shutouts.
The video game makers also published some jinx-y images which we were forced to blur and censor because a) we don’t want to anger the hockey gods and b) it may cause Caps fans to feel euphoric feelings which is simply not allowed.
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