EA SPORTS Predicts Outcome of NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals

Apr 10, 2012 by

EA SPORTS today announced the NHL 12 predictions for the first round matchups of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The EA SPORTS NHL simulation engine correctly predicted the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks as Stanley Cup Champions, the 2011 Stanley Cup Final matchup and the result of 13 of the 15 playoff matchups during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

EA SPORTS NHL 12 Conference Quarterfinals Predictions: 

Western Conference

(1) Canucks defeat (8) Kings; 4-2

(2) Blues defeat (7) Sharks; 4-2

(6) Blackhawks defeat (3) Coyotes; 4-1

(4) Predators defeat (5) Red Wings; 4-3

Eastern Conference

(1) Rangers defeat (8) Senators; 4-1

(2) Bruins defeat (7) Capitals; 4-0

(6) Devils defeat (3) Panthers; 4-3

(4) Penguins defeat (5) Flyers; 4-3

The NHL 12 computerized simulation is conducted using artificial intelligence that uses real-life data from each team, such as player ratings and line combinations, and includes variances such as injuries and hot streaks to predict a realistic outcome of each game and series. Predictions for subsequent rounds will be released as matchups are determined.

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  1. Nice I picked 7 of 8 the same as EA… the only one I’m going different is Sharks over Blues in 7. Sharks are hot!

    Go Canucks!

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