#NationSims2 Playoff Live Stream Sim: Round 2 – Game 1 – Coyotes vs Oilers 7pm MT

The Oilers are on a roll. The Arizona Coyotes (the only other team to sweep a Round 1 opponent) are rolling. By virtue of the NHL’s reseeding choice, the two immovable forces will face off in Round 2 starting tonight, right here, at 7pm MT.

About 15 minutes prior to game time, the stream will be live here:

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How we got here:

In case you missed it, we ran a completely random sim (aside from some tweaking to the sliders to make them more realistic for a 20 minute period sim) and the Edmonton Oilers, valiantly fought hard to make a series of it in the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Dallas Stars in 7 games.

If you would like to check out that recap check here:

The End is a New Beginning – NHL20 Stream Wrap/Plans

Then #NationSims2 began with us playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the play-in round.

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Here is a break down of how all the other series went:

And then the NHL went and announced they will be reseeding every round, so we will too now… here is how the matchups lined up (Round 1 results can be seen below):

The Jerseys:

When we ran the previous playoff stream, you asked for the ability to pick the jersey matchup each night. We love doing this for you and this will continue, I will just be running the jersey polls the day before a game to get them out there longer, and to get others to tune in as well as you!

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The Lineups:

Since the playoffs started, I have been trying to get you guys to answer a poll that lets some… I mean, I have been happy to do this haha. This time I think I will run a start or sit poll on social.

Look for that on game days.

Today’s question is:

The Forwards:

Ennis – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
AA – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal – Haas – Nygard

The Defence:

Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green

The Netminder:


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Around the Rest of the League:

Heavy schedule for the rest of the league ahead of Game One for the Oilers…

Minnesota (4) vs Colorado (2)
Game Five: 4-0 MIN
Min: Galchenyuk, Foligno, Parise, Staal
Col: No Goals
Game Five: 1-0 COL
Col: Compher
Min: No Goals
Game Four: 4-3 COL
Game Three: 3-2 MIN
Game Two: 4-1 MIN
Game One: 1-0 OT MIN

Winnipeg (4) vs St. Louis (3)
Game Seven: 4-1 WPG
Wpg: Pionk, Bourque, Roslovic, Laine
Stl: Sundqvist
Game Six: 4-3 WPG
Wpg: Connor, Laine, Wheeler, Roslovic
Stl: Pietrangelo, O’Reilly, Perron
Game Five: 5-1 WPG
Wpg: Shore, DeMelo, Pionk, Wheeler, Appleton
Stl: Sundqvist
Game Four: 4-2 STL
Game Three: 5-1 STL
Game Two: 4-2 STL
Game One: 2-1 WPG

Florida (2) vs Tampa Bay (4)
Game Six: 5-3 TBL
Tbl: Kucherov, Paquette, Gourde, Stephens, Coburn
Fla: Connolly, Connolly, Coburn
Game Five: 5-4 TBL
Tbl: Palat, Palat, Kucherov, Kucherov, Paquette
Fla: Barkov, Acciari, Barkov, Boyle
Game Four: 4-0 TBL
Game Three: 3-1 TBL
Game Two: 4-2 STL
Game One: 5-2 FLA

Toronto (2) vs Boston (4)
Game Four: 3-2 BOS
Bos: McAvoy, Marchand, Lindholm
Tor: Engvall, Clifford
Game Four: 5-1 BOS
Bos: Kuhlman, Bergeron, Bergeron, DeBrusk, Grzelcyk
Tor: Marner
Game Four: 2-1 OT TOR
Game Three: 2-1 TOR
Game Two: 5-2 BOS
Game One: 4-2 BOS

Arizona (4) vs Vegas (0)
Game Four: 5-1 ARI
Game Three: 5-1 ARI
Game Two: 5-4 ARI
Game One: 5-4 OT ARI

Carolina (3) vs Washington (4)
Game Seven: 4-2 WSH
Wsh: Hathaway, Wilson, Kovalchuk, Jensen
Car: Martinook, Aho
Game Six: 4-1 CAR
Car: Staal, Teravainen, Van Riemsdyk, Trocheck
Wsh: Panik
Game Five: 3-1 CAR
Car: Gardiner, Necas, Niederreiter
Wsh: Backstrom
Game Four: 4-2 CAR
Car: Dzingel, Aho, Niederreiter, Edmundson
Wsh: Eller, Vrana
Game Three: 4-1 WSH
Game Two: 2-0 WSH
Game One: 4-1 WSH

Pittsburgh (4) vs Philadelphia (3)
Game Seven: 1-0 PIT
Pit: Blueger
Phi: No Goals
Game Six: 4-2 PHI
Phi: Niskanen, Hayes, Grant, Couturier
Pit: Zucker, Crosby
Game Five: 4-2 PIT
Pit: Crosby, Crosby, Hornqvist, Malkin
Phi: Raffl, Pitlick
Game Four: 1-0 PIT
Pit: Malkin
Phi: No Goals
Game Three: 6-5 OT PHI
Game Two: 4-3 PIT
Game One: 3-0 PHI

Life After The Playoffs:

The reality is like the first playoffs we had, this fun ride will end. If you want to check out the article I laid out for new ideas from myself and you:

The End is a New Beginning – NHL20 Stream Wrap/Plans

As of right now, the next move will be Olympics 2018 revisited with NHL players, so stay tuned!

Now, does anyone have any score predictions for today’s game?