NHL 14 predicts Stanley Cup Champions
Simulated season finds St. Louis Blues as Champions this year
A simulation run by EA Sports within NHL 14 has predicted that Alex Pietrangelo will lead the St. Louis Blues to their first ever Stanley Cup Championship this season.
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.
The simulation was conducted by artificial intelligence 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.
NHL 14 was released earlier this month on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.