The Edmonton Oilers have won their first Stanley Cup since 1990… in a video game.
Saturday, EA Sports announced that the Oilers won its annual Playoff Simulation defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.
The Official #NHL20 Playoff Simulation is in… 🔮
The Edmonton Oilers are your 2020 Stanley Cup Champions!
They defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 games to win the Stanley Cup! pic.twitter.com/1EDLyfaZif
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) August 1, 2020
Look at how happy Connor is! He has the same face that he had in this smiling photo with fans.
— bubble sporps #blm (@OVECHKlN) July 27, 2020
Over the last five years, EA Sports’ Playoff Simulation has not correctly picked a Stanley Cup champion, though it did pick the Capitals to win it all two years before they actually did so.
Last 5 simulation champs
2019 – Tampa Bay
2018 – Winnipeg
2017 – Nashville
2016 – Washington
2015 – Anaheim
Check out these cursed images.
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) April 10, 2019
Just one miss in our #StanleyCup Playoff simulation so far. How is your bracket looking?
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) May 11, 2018
Do you think this is a good or bad omen for the Oilers?
Headline photo courtesy of @EASPORTSNHL
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