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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:
1811-3-426
1810-5-323
189-4-523
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
1913-2-430
1612-3-125
1710-5-222
Wild Card leaders:
1810-6-222
199-6-422
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1810-7-121
179-6-220
158-5-218
168-6-218
186-8-416
207-12-115
165-7-414
176-10-113
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
1912-3-428
1811-5-224
189-6-321
Pacific Division Leaders:
2012-6-226
1911-6-224
1910-6-323
Wild Card leaders:
2010-7-323
199-7-321
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1910-8-121
199-8-220
188-8-218
198-10-117
176-7-416
186-11-113
186-11-113