The real-world NHL season begins on Wednesday, January 13, and to celebrate the occasion, EA Sports has released the results of its annual simulation to predict which team will win the Stanley Cup.
According to the results of the NHL 21 simulation, the Colorado Avalanche will win the Stanley Cup this year, defeating the defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in 7 games. In the real world, the Avalanche have not won the title since the 2000-2001 season.
The Official #NHL21 Playoff Simulation has spoken
The Colorado Avalanche will be your 2021 Stanley Cup Champions
Check out our full breakdown of the 2021 season https://t.co/zINlF97AH4 pic.twitter.com/lkietzgXK4
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) January 13, 2021
The simulation also predicted that Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be the NHL’s top goal-scorer for the season, racking up 39 goals. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, will be the league’s top points-scorer with 83, according to the prediction.
Author Eddie Makuch
Original Post by GameSpot