Today, EA SPORTS named the New York Rangers as their official prediction for the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion using EA SPORTS NHL®’s simulation engine.
The New York Rangers win their fifth Stanley Cup in franchise history and their first since the 1993-94 season, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.
New York Forward Brad Richards was dominant throughout the Playoffs, tallying 24 points to lead all players in scoring. Lundqvist had a 16-8 record with a 1.89 GAA and a .917 Sv%, including 2 shutouts
The Rangers winning the Stanley Cup isnt even the funniest part. The simulation has the Bruins - Maple Leafs series going 7 games.
If this series goes 7 games, Ill be watching Game 7 on my laptop at the edge of the Tobin. And I dont want to hear the bullshit that "anything can happen" or "ya, but the Bruins have been playing like shit lately."
Thats a moot point. Both teams have been mediocre for a while--Bruins were 6-6-2 in the last month of the season, Leafs were 6-5-1.
That being said, this might be the most lopsided matchup in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Ive said it before and Ill say it again: the Bruins friggin own the Maple Leafs.
The Bruins have lost to the Maple Leafs only once in the past two seasons. Phil Kessel, who had 20 goals and 32 assists this season, only has 3 goals in 22 career games against the Bruins and is a -22. This season, he has zero points in the 4 games they played.
Mark my words, he is going to disappear in this series and the people in Toronto are going to go apeshit. Hell, the media shitstorm that this series is going to produce up in Toronto is going to be enough to turn this entire team into a bunch of fainting goats (if you dont get the reference, watch this video).
Ill be stunned if the Maple Leafs win one game.