EA SPORTS today announced that the Los Angeles Kings will defeat the New Jersey Devils in six games to win the Stanley Cup®, according to the prediction made by the NHL®12 simulation engine.
Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick continued his stellar Stanley Cup Playoffs performance, recording a shutout and not allowing more than two goals in a game against the Devils, earning himself the Conn Smythe Trophy. In the past, the EA SPORTS NHL® simulation engine has 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 Stanley Cup Finals Predictions:
Los Angeles Kings (4) – New Jersey Devils (2)
Conn Smythe Trophy winner: Jonathan Quick (LAK)
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.