EA SPORTS NHL 14 Simulation Predicts St. Louis Blues Will Become Stanley Cup Champions in 2014
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A simulation run by EA SPORTS™ NHL® 14 predicts that Alex
Pietrangelo will lead the St. Louis Blues to their first ever Stanley
Cup® Championship in the team's 47-year history. The Blues will finish
second in the Central Division and third overall in the Western
Conference with 99 points. Pietrangelo will be awarded the Conn Smythe
Trophy as the Blues upset Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins to
take the series 4-2 in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
A full recap of the NHL 14 season simulation can be found on the NHL
"The St. Louis Blues are the personification of NHL 14," Sean
Ramjagsingh, NHL 14 Producer. "They're tough, fast and have one
of the deepest lineups in the League, making them a favourite to finish
on top this season."
Other notable team storylines include:
The Chicago Blackhawks will take home the Presidents' Trophy with 108
points, only to be ousted by the Blues in the Conference Finals.
The Edmonton Oilers will finally edge their way into the Stanley Cup
Playoffs by taking the fourth seed in the Pacific Division, breaking
their seven-year playoff drought, which was the longest active streak
in the NHL.
The final battle for playoff position will be especially heated in the
West, with only one point separating fifth place, San Jose Sharks and
the eighth place, Edmonton Oilers.
Several individual players also stood out in the NHL 14
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will once again lead the
League offensively, posting 109 points to take home several pieces of
hardware, including his second Hart Memorial Trophy and his second Art
Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning's top draft pick in 2013, doesn't
disappoint in his first NHL season, and will claim the Calder Memorial
Trophy as the League's top rookie.
With an impressive 64 goals, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven
Stamkos, will capture his third Rocket Richard Trophy, becoming only
the second player, after Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, to
win the award three times.
The simulation is conducted by artificial intelligence or logic of the
videogame that uses real-life data from each player. Results are
extrapolated by the videogame when two teams match up based on player
ratings, line combinations, and include variances such as injuries and
hot streaks to give a realistic outcome of a game or series.
Powered by the best EA SPORTS technology on this generation of consoles, NHL
14 delivers hockey at its finest with big hits, and unbelievable
speed and skill. EGM scored NHL 14 a 9.5/10 and labeled it "an
all-time great," while IGN asserted that the game is "the most authentic
hockey experience ever." NHL 14 is now
available at retail stores throughout North America and Europe on the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system.
To download assets, please visit the EA press site at http://info.ea.com.
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