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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:
P8262-16-4128
X8249-24-9107
X8246-28-8100
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
Y8248-26-8104
X8248-27-7103
X8244-26-12100
Wild Card leaders:
X8246-29-799
X8247-31-498
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8244-30-896
8236-32-1486
8237-37-882
8232-36-1478
8233-39-1076
8232-40-1074
8231-41-1072
8229-47-664
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
Y8247-29-6100
X8247-30-599
X8245-28-999
Pacific Division Leaders:
Z8250-25-7107
X8246-27-9101
X8243-32-793
Wild Card leaders:
X8243-32-793
X8238-30-1490
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8239-35-886
8236-34-1284
8237-36-983
8235-36-1181
8235-37-1080
8235-38-979
8231-42-971