The NHL season has been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, meaning we may have to wait a while to watch the Boston Bruins again.
As a way to make up for the loss of Bruins action, we'll be using the EA Sports NHL 20 video game to simulate each game on Boston's schedule until they finally return to action.
- Bruins vs. Blue Jackets
- Bruins vs. Ducks
- Bruins vs. Kings
- Bruins vs. Sharks
- Bruins vs. Red Wings
- Bruins vs. Senators
The Boston Bruins were supposed to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at PNC Arena, here's how our simulation of that game went.
The B's fell to the Canes 1-0 on a flukey third-period goal that slipped by Tuukka Rask.
Here are the game stats:
Three Stars of the Game + Game Stats
Anton Forsberg, Tuukka Rask and Andrei Svechnikov were the three stars of the game. The Hurricanes led in shots with 25 and they also had three power-play opportunities that they squandered. The Bruins seemed to have passed too much in the offensive zone and didn't take enough shots on goal in the loss when comparing the shots to their time on attack.
Bruins Individual Stats
Charlie McAvoy led all B's skaters in ice time with 23:42 while David Krejci and David Pastrnak each had three shots on goal. Tuukka Rask stopped 24 of 25 shots in the loss, but the defense didn't help them out too much.
Hurricanes Individual Stats
Jaccob Slavin led all Hurricanes skaters in ice time with 24:11 and Martin Necas led in shots with four. Anton Forsberg stopped all 17 shots faced and the Hurricanes sneak by with a flukey goal from Andrei Svechnikov.
FINAL SCORE: Hurricanes 1, Bruins 0
Bruins Record (Includes simulated games): 47-16-14 (107 points)
*NOTE: We did not include Boston's games against the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs or Florida Panthers in the simulation, therefore the simulated record isn't 100 percent accurate*
Next Simulation: vs. St. Louis Blues on Thursday
Be sure to keep an eye out for our Bruins vs. Blues simulation which is set to drop on Thursday.
We aren't the only ones enjoying sports video games to pass the time and get their competitive fix. Even the B's Anton Blidh is enjoying his time off with a little virtual sports action.