It bares repeating that I have not adjusted anything from the previous playoffs sim we ran. The Edmonton Oilers of #NationSims2 are playing out of their mind good, and the Blackhawks, Stars and now Coyotes have had no answer for them. Will it continue tonight? Tune in at 7PM MT right here in this article to watch and see.
About 15 minutes prior to game time, the stream will be live here:
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:
Then #NationSims2 began with us playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the play-in round.
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):
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!
— Oilersnation (@OilersnationHQ) June 12, 2020
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:
Ennis – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
AA – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal – Haas – Nygard
Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green
Around the Rest of the League:
Here are the scores from the other Game Ones:
Winnipeg (2) vs Minnesota (0)
Game Two: 3-1 WPG
Wpg: Bitetto, Roslovic, Kulikov
Game One: 4-3 WPG
Pittsburgh (1) vs Boston (1)
Game Two: 3-2 PIT
Pit: Ruhwedel, Simon, Tanev
Bos: Ritchie, DeBrusk
Game One: 6-2 BOS
Washington (2) vs Tampa Bay (0)
Game Two: 7-4 WSH
Wsh: Kempny, Kuznetsov, Wilson, Wilson, Gudas, Oshie, Hagelin
Tbl: Palat, McDonagh, Kucherov, Gourde
Game One: 5-4 WSH
A reminder of how Round 1 went for the rest.
Minnesota (4) vs Colorado (2)
Winnipeg (4) vs St. Louis (3)
Florida (2) vs Tampa Bay (4)
Toronto (2) vs Boston (4)
Arizona (4) vs Vegas (0)
Carolina (3) vs Washington (4)
Pittsburgh (4) vs Philadelphia (3)
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:
As of right now, the next move will be Olympics 2018 revisited with NHL players, so stay tuned!