Friday night was chaos. Utter chaos. The digi Edmonton Oilers had a chance to close out the digi Stanley Cup Finals against the digi Boston Bruins. My sliders that I had created specifically to help the game be more realistic at 20 minutes of simulation were all reset. So the game went back to the crazy settings of NHL20 and a game with 60+ shots each commenced. They will aim to do better tonight with the sliders set to the proper setup. Game time for Game Six is 7pm MT right here in this article or follow us on twitch at OfficialOilersnation.
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.
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!
7pm MT start on twitch (the home of our digi watch party – July 28th)
Officialoilersnation on twitch. https://t.co/ufox20ISus for the video
Vote on the jersey combo tonight. pic.twitter.com/XNQJQK5xPV
— Oilersnation (@OilersnationHQ) July 20, 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:
AA – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
Ennis – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal – Haas – Nygard
Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Benning
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.
Boston (4) vs Washington (0)
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 plan for the next step for twitch is, it’s going to be where we host digital watch parties.