The start of the 2018-2019 NHL® season is just around the corner, and the official EA SPORTS™ NHL 19 Season Simulation has determined this year's Cup winner! See if your team tastes Stanley Cup® glory, find out which players end up taking home awards, and the projections for all 31 NHL teams in each of their divisions.
Let's start by taking a look at the results for the Eastern Conference.
Eastern Conference Standings
The Leafs take a big step forward and end up at the top of the conference with 116 points, in large part due to the addition of star centerman John Tavares this past off-season. Tampa, Boston, and defending Stanley Cup champions Washington remain strong contenders, while Buffalo jumps into a playoff spot thanks to their young talent. Here's how things shake out in each division:
The Western Conference remains a tightly contested group, which you can see in the following results.
Western Conference Standings
Vegas follows up a stunning inaugural season by winning the Presidents' Trophy with 118 points. San Jose move into the number two position, post acquiring Erik Karlsson this past off-season for their stacked blueline. Positions 8 through 12 are separated by just three points, leaving talented teams like Minnesota and Colorado outside of the playoff bubble. Here's the divisional breakdown for the Western Conference:
Stanley Cup Final
In the Stanley Cup Final, the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the San Jose Sharks, with a matchup that features John Tavares and Erik Karlsson competing with their new teams. After a gruelling 7-game series, the Toronto Maple Leafs win their first Stanley Cup since 1967, with John Tavares securing playoff-MVP honors.
Stanley Cup Winners: Toronto Maple Leafs
End of Season Award Winners
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