Mar 10, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Anaheim Ducks left wing Niklas Hagman (12) chases the puck in the Dallas Stars zone during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars shut out the Ducks 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

EA Sports NHL Season Simulation: Week 7


Nov 25, 2011; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks left wing Bobby Ryan (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks at The Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Once again, click here for the entire article on Week 7 of EA Sports NHL 13 Season Simulation. Week 7 of their simulation includes games played from November 19 to November 25. The Anaheim Ducks had three games simulated during this week, including games against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. They came into the week with a record of 3-12-2, 8 points. They were last in the Western Conference and last in the entire league.

The Ducks first game of the week came against the division rival Coyotes, in Phoenix. It was a low scoring affair that was settled in overtime. Bobby Ryan got his FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON in the 3rd period to tie the game. However, the Coyotes scored around halfway through the overtime to win. Brad Staubitz and Niklas Hagman got the two assists on the Ryan goal. The next game, the Ducks hosted the Blackhawks. Bobby Ryan got his second goal of the week/season with assists from Hagman and Cam Fowler. Hagman continued his hot start getting his sixth goal of the season from Ryan to give the Ducks the 2-1 lead early in the 2nd period. The Blackhawks tied it late in the period and the game had to go to a shootout where Patrick Kane was the lone goal scorer to give Chicago the shoot out win. The Ducks finished the week off with a trip up to San Jose. After a scoreless first period, both Teemu Selanne and Devante Smith-Pelly scored to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead going into the third period. Luca Sbisa, Nick Bonino, Matt Beleskey and Kyle Palmieri all tallied assists on those two goals. However, the Sharks tied the game in the 3rd period and eventually won in a shoot out thanks to big Joe Thornton.

So, the Ducks were 0-0-3 during the Week 7 simulation, improving their record to 3-12-5, 11 points. The Ducks remain in last place in the Western Conference and last place in the entire league. Some Ducks fans would enjoy hearing that the reigning Stanley Cup Champs, the Los Angeles Kings, are second to last in the Western Conference with a record of 6-11-3, 15 points.

I’m on my fall break from school right now, so, I have so free time. So, I was able to get a tally on scoring leaders for the Ducks. However, there has been one game where I could not get the statistics for one Ducks goal. So, the stats I have are not entirely accurate, but still pretty good. You’ll never guess who leads the team in points.

Veteran forward Niklas Hagman leads the team in points with 14 (6 G, 8 A) in 20 games. Teemu Selanne is second in points with 12 (5 G, 7 A). Both Hagman and Selanne lead the team in goals as well, 6 and 5 respectively. Again, both Hagman and Selanne lead the team in assists, with 8 and 7 respectively. If you want an update on the RPG line, here are there stat lines. Bobby has 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points. Perry has 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points. Getzlaf has 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points..

When it comes to injury news, this is the first time I’ve ever mentioned any of their injuries in any posts, veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray was out with an undisclosed upper body injury but has since returned. Jonas Hiller broke his ankle during Week 3 of the simulation and will return to action next week. Ryan Getzlaf fractured his elbow during Week 4 of the simulation and will return to action next week. Andrew Cogliano broke his foot in Week 4 as well and will be out of action until Week 9.

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Tags: Andrew Cogliano Bobby Ryan Brad Staubitz Cam Fowler Chicago Blackhawks Devante Smith-Pelly EA Sports Season Simulation Jonas Hiller Kyle Palmieri Los Angeles Kings Luca Sbisa Matt Beleskey Nick Bonino Niklas Hagman Patrick Kane Phoenix Coyotes Ryan Getzlaf San Jose Sharks Sheldon Souray Teemu Selanne