EA Sports simulates Stanley Cup Finals


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EA Sports, maker of the popular hockey video game NHL 12, has run a simulation of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals that showed the Los Angeles Kings would beat the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 2.

The simulation engine used by EA correctly predicted the 2010 finals, won by the Blackhawks, and was correct on 13 of 15 playoff matchups in 2011. This time, it predicts the Kings will win Games 1 and 2, then drop Games 3 and 4 before winning 5 and 6 for the title.

The simulation also predicted Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would be the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoffs’ most valuable player.

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