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#NationSims2 Live Stream Sim: Stanley Cup Finals – Game 1 – Bruins vs Oilers 7:00pm MT

The Edmonton Oilers are digi-Stanley Cup finals bound. For the first time since 2006, they will fight for Lord Stanley’s silver cup, this time against the Bruins of Boston. The Bruins swept the Washington Capitals in four straight in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Oilers finished off the Winnipeg Jets in five games of the Western Conference Finals. Game time for Game One is 7pm MT right here in this article or follow us on twitch at OfficialOilersnation.

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How we got here:

If you haven’t tuned in for any of the previous 50+ sims before, you have missed quite a bit. We simulated the entire rest of the regular season and then ran a simulation of the traditional playoffs set up that could have been based off points percentage for the teams. They were able to make it to the Western Conference finals in that one only to fall one game short battling back from 3-0 down to the Dallas Stars in the series.

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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.

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

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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!

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.

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Look for that on game days.

Today’s question is:

The Forwards:

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

The Defence:

Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green

The Netminder:

Mikko

Around the Rest of the League:

Here is what happened in the rest of the playoffs from the play in round right up until now.

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Boston (4) vs Washington (0)
Game Four: 4-3 BOS
Game Three: 3-1 BOS
Game Two: 3-2 OT BOS
Game One: 3-1 BOS

Here are the scores from the other Round 2 Scores:

Winnipeg (4) vs Minnesota (0)
Pittsburgh (1) vs Boston (4)
Washington (4) vs Tampa Bay (0)

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:

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?