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Sunday, June 24, 2018

EA Sports Simulation Correctly Predicted Bruins-Canucks Stanley Cup Finals

The folks at EA Sports simulate the NHL season each year using their NHL 11 video game, and the video game correctly predicted a Canucks-Bruins Stanley Cup Finals. The simulations occurred in October and they also correctly predicted that the Canucks would win the Presidents’ Trophy for the best record in the League.

Since the playoffs began, they have simulated the outcome of all 14 playoff series and got 13 correct. The only simulation that came out wrong was the Red Wings-Sharks series won by San Jose in seven games. The simulation had Detroit winning in seven.

EA’s simulation had the Canucks winning the Cup in seven games over the Bruins back in October, but they plan to re-run the simulation on Monday using updated information. Last year they correctly predicted the Blackhawks would win the Cup. As a Bruins fan, I’m just hoping the system picks Boston. If that doesn’t happen, then the Bruins will just have to prove the system wrong.

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