Bruins-Ducks Simulation: David Krejci's goal not enough in 2-1 loss

Erin Walsh
NBC Sports Boston

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.

Previous Simulations:

The Boston Bruins were supposed to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, March 18 in Anaheim, here's how our simulation of that game went.

The Bruins fell to the Ducks 2-1 in this simulation as David Krejci's goal was not enough to come back from a two-goal deficit. 

Here are the game stats:

Three Stars of the Game + Game Stats

Ducks goaltender John Gibson, Ryan Getzlaf, and Michael Del Zotto were the three stars of the game in Anaheim's victory. 

Bruins led in shots, time on attack and passing percentage but went 0-for-4 on the power play and struggled to put the puck in the back of the net. 

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Bruins Individual Stats

David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand each had three shots in this game but failed to put the puck in the back of the net. Charlie McAvoy, once again, led in ice time with 28:58 -- he seems to be heavily relied upon in these simulated games. 

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Ducks Individual Stats

Ryan Getzlaf, Jacob Larsson and Kiefer Sherwood led the Ducks in shots with three each. Sherwood saw the most ice time with 24:46 minutes of action. 

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FINAL SCORE: Ducks 2, Bruins 1

Bruins Record (Includes simulated games): 44-15-13 (101 points)

*NOTE: We did not include Boston's games against the Buffalo Sabres or Toronto Maple Leafs in the simulation, therefore the simulated record isn't 100 percent accurate*

Next Simulation: @ Kings on Thursday

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Bruins vs. Kings simulation which is set to drop on Thursday.

Bruins-Ducks Simulation: David Krejci's goal not enough in 2-1 loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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