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NHL Playoffs 2016: EA Sports simulator has Sharks losing in Stanley Cup Final

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To a Justin Williams third period game winning goal in game seven. Yeah.

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I don't think anyone puts a lot of stock in the outcomes of EA Sports simulated playoffs, but they can be fun! The batch of sims for the NHL playoffs start out very fun and end extremely painfully and on the end of a former Kings stick. So yeah, it sounds like a typical playoffs for the Sharks.

From EA:

After an 82-game regular season and a grueling playoff run, it all came down to one game, the Washington Capitals versus the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of The Stanley Cup Final. Home ice advantage proved the difference as the Capitals pulled off a close 4-2 victory, with Justin Williams scoring at 13:39 into the third period and Captain Alex Ovechkin sealing the deal with an empty-net goal in the dying seconds.

Here's how the Sharks reached the SCF:

Despite falling just short of their first Stanley Cup Championship, the San Jose Sharks had a playoff run to remember as they knocked off their Pacific Division rivals in the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks. In the Western Conference Finals, the Sharks managed to contain the potent Blackhawks offense thanks to a stellar performance from goaltender Martin Jones.

And the graphic showing the playoff tree:

NHL 16 Bracket

Let's hope this is right...right up until the Final, that is.