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NHL ’19 Simulation

See how the Sabres did in our EA 2018-19 season

We did our annual simulation of the 2018-19 using EA’s newest game. We plugged in the Sabres official roster and skipped ahead through June.

The results weren’t very promising, especially since some believe Buffalo can crack the playoffs, but there were some interesting results. Let’s get to it. 

Regular season

The Sabres had a great 1st half of the season, but had a horrific March that had them fall short of the playoffs. They finished with a 35-34-13 record and only managed to score 182 goals. Here’s how the Atlantic Division played out.

Scoring leaders

Jack Eichel finished with a team-high of 58 points, but those numbers are definitely underwhelming. Jason Pominville had the most goals with 24.

Goalies

Hutton and Ullmark split time pretty well and had very similar numbers. This seems to be what kept Buffalo in the hunt, but scoring was the problem.

Rookies

Casey Mittelstadt’s 51 points were not too bad at all for his rookie season. Rasmus Dahlin only put up 16, though!?

NHL scoring leaders

Playoffs

Even though Buffalo didn’t make the playoffs, we kept simulating and found some shocking matchups:

A rematch of the Stanley Cup Final and a Washington Capitals win in Game 7! They also defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils in seven games each.

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NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
6247-11-498
6136-17-880
6036-20-476
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
6035-18-777
6134-20-775
6034-23-371
Wild Card leaders:
6133-21-773
6132-22-771
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6132-23-670
6028-24-864
6128-26-763
5926-25-860
6026-26-860
6124-29-856
6223-30-955
6122-34-549
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
6137-20-478
6336-22-577
6032-23-569
Pacific Division Leaders:
6138-16-783
6136-17-880
6332-26-569
Wild Card leaders:
6030-25-565
6229-27-664
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6126-24-1163
6128-28-561
6226-27-961
6126-27-860
6124-28-957
6025-29-656
6023-31-652