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EA Sports NHL Season Simulation: Week 10


Here is the link to the article on the 10th week of the EA Sports’ NHL 13 Season Simulation. This week of the simulation included games scheduled from December 10 to December 16. The Anaheim Ducks entered this week with a record of 8-13-6, 21 points, but coming off a 2-1 week.

Mar 10, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Anaheim Ducks left wing Bobby Ryan (9) 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-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks only had two games during this week of the simulation, a home game against division rival Dallas and a visit to Madison Square Garden and the New York Rangers. On December 13, the Ducks tallied a 3-1 win over the Stars with goals from Bobby Ryan (2) and Niklas Hagman. Later in the week, the Ducks throttled the New York Rangers in the Big Apple. Ryan continued his hot streak with four goals against the Rangers. Teemu Selanne and Andrew Cogliano also registered goals in the 6-0 beat down. With the two victories this week, the Ducks record improves to 10-13-6, 26 points. They are also 7-1-1 in their last 9 games. The Ducks moved up another spot in the Western Conference Standings leaping over the Edmonton Oilers into 13th, with the Detroit Red Wings remaining last. The Ducks are just one point behind both the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues who are tied for 11th in the West.

The trio of Ryan-Getzlaf-Perry found their stride last week and it continued this week with the three of them racking up 14 total points (6 G, 8 A). Luca Sbisa also backed up last week’s performance with another week with three assists. Francois Beauchemin tallied two assists this week, while Saku Koivu, Cam Fowler and Sheldon Souray all recorded one assist each. Just like last week, the three stars of the week are Ryan (6 G), Corey Perry (5 A) and Ryan Getzlaf (3 A). After 10 full weeks of simulation, here are the Ducks points leaders. Ryan and Hagman both have 10 goals to lead the way in goals with Selanne in second with eight. The Ducks leaders in assists are Cam Fowler/Sbisa (11), Hagman/Perry (10) and Selanne (9). The Ducks leaders in points are Hagman (20), Ryan (18) and Selanne (17).

The Ducks, once again, suffered no significant injuries this week.

Here are this week’s league-wide headlines:

Week Ten (Dec.10-16) Headlines

  • Toronto Maple Leafs lose 5 straight games; drop to 12th in the Eastern Conference
  • Philadelphia Flyers win 4 of last 5 games, move into 8th place in the Eastern Conference

Injury Report:

  • VAN Corey Schneider returns from injury
  • BOS Milan Lucic returns to the lineup; Zdeno Chara still out

Three Stars of the Week: Presented by Hockey Ultimate Team

  1. B. Ryan (ANA) – 2 GP, 6 G
  2. P. Sharp (CHI) – 3GP, 4G, 1A
  3. M.A. Fleury (PIT) – 1.75 GAA, 1 SO

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Andrew Cogliano Bobby Ryan Boston Bruins Cam Fowler Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Corey Perry Corey Schneider Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings EA Sports NHL Season Simulation Edmonton Oilers Featured Francois Beauchemin Luca Sbisa Marc-Andre Fleury Milan Lucic New York Rangers NHL Niklas Hagman Patrick Sharp Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Popular Ryan Getzlaf Saku Koivu Sheldon Souray St. Louis Blues Teemu Selanne Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Zdeno Chara