Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins finished the regular season with the most points in the NHL (117) and own a +84 goal differential. Only the Los Angeles Kings allowed less goals. The Detroit Red Wings snuck into the NHL playoffs, and are the only team with a negative goal differential (-8). However, our simulation has the Red Wings upsetting the top seeded Bruins in 6 games!

Game 1

Red Wings 2
Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 Playoffs SimulationBruins 4

Bruins lead series 1-0

1st Period:
DET - Tomas Tatar (1) (David Legwand, Daniel Alfredsson) 13:28

2nd Period:
BOS - Jarome Iginla (1) (Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic) 3:15
BOS - Loui Eriksson (1) (Zdeno Chara, David Krejci) 19:27

3rd Period:
BOS - Carl Soderberg (1) (Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson) 8:54

3 Stars:
1. Loui Eriksson (1 G, 2 A)
2. Zdeno Chara (1 G, 2 A)
3. Tuukka Rask (34 S)

Game 2

Red Wings 4
Bruins 3

Series is tied 1-1

1st Period:
BOS - Patrice Bergeron (1) (Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara) 3:53
DET - David Legwand (1) (Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Jurco) 7:58
DET - Daniel Alfredson (1) (Jakub Kindl, Gustav Nyquist) 18:58

2nd Period:
DET - Johan Franzen (2) (Jakub Kindl, Kyle Quincey) 8:37
DET - D Helm (1) (Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen) 9:56
BOS - Loui Eriksson (2) (Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask) 15:00

3rd Period:
BOS - Loui Eriksson (3) (Brad Marchand, Torey Krug) 9:29

3 Stars:
1. Loui Eriksson (2 G, 1 A)
2. Johan Franzen (1 G, 1 A)
3. Patrice Bergeron (1 G, 1 )

Game 3

Bruins 1
Red Wings 2

Red Wings lead series 2-1

1st Period:
DET - Justin Abdelkader (1) (Niklas Kronwall, Stephen Weiss) 11:18
DET - Johan Franzen (3) (Pavel Datsyuk) 16:49

2nd Period:
BOS - Milan Lucic (1) (Torey Krug, Jerome Iginla) 8:11

3rd Period:
N/A

3 Stars:
1. Jimmy Howard (26 S)
2. Johan Franzen (1 G)
3. Tuukka Rask (28 S)

Game 4

Bruins 1
Boston Bruins NHL 14 Playoffs SimulationRed Wings 2

Red Wings lead series 3-1

1st Period:
N/A

2nd Period:
DET - Henrik Zetterberg (1) (Pavel Datsyuk, Kyle Quincey) 4:55

3rd Period:
BOS - Brad Marchand (1) (Patrice Bergeron) 11:22

Overtime:
DET - Niklas Kronwall (1) (Tomas Tatar, Justin Abdelkader) 9:55

3 Stars:
1. Jimmy Howard (23 S)
2. Tuukka Rask (34 S)
3. Niklas Kronwall (1 G)

Game 5

Red Wings 1
Bruins 2

Red Wings lead series 3-2

1st Period:
N/A

2nd Period:
N/A

3rd Period:
BOS - Gregory Campbell (1) (Dougie Hamilton, Zdeno Chara) 1:03
BOS - Loui Eriksson (4) (Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara) 9:41
DET - Todd Bertuzzi (1) (Daniel Cleary) 12:24

3 Stars:
1. Tuukka Rask (31 S)
2. Zdeno Chara (2 A)
3. Loui Eriksson (1 G)

Game 6

Bruins 1
Red Wings 3

Red Wings win series 4-2

1st Period:
DET - Gustav Nyquist (1) (Daniel Alfredsson) 4:22

2nd Period:
DET - Gustav Nyquist (2) (Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard) 16:30

3rd Period:
BOS - Patrice Bergeron (2) (Loui Eriksson, Brad Marchand) 5:04
DET - Daniel Alfredsson (2) (David Legwand, Gustav Nyquist) 17:30

3 Stars:
1. Gustav Nyquist (2 G, 1 A)
2. Daniel Alfredsson (1 G, 1 A)
3. Jimmy Howard (23 S)

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