Bruins-Sharks Simulation: Secondary scoring came up big when needed for B's in dominant win

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 San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 21, here's how our simulation of that game went.

The B's dominated the Kings from top to bottom in a 4-1 win at the Shark Tank. 

Here are the game stats:

Three Stars of the Game + Game Stats

Tuukka Rask, Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug were the three stars of the game for the Bruins in a 4-1 victory over the Sharks. Although the Sharks led 27-21 in shots, Aaron Dell failed to make quality saves when needed for San Jose. 

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Bruins Individual Stats

Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Anders Bjork and Chris Wagner potted goals in this simulation while Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo added two assists each. Nick Ritchie, Charlie Coyle, Karson Kuhlman and Sean Kuraly also had assists. Charlie McAvoy led in ice time with 31:59 and was key in Boston's victory.

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Sharks Individual Stats

The Sharks lone goal was scored by Stefan Noesen and assisted by Tim Heed and Jacob Middleton. Dell had an .850 save percentage and wasn't great in goal for the struggling Sharks. 

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FINAL SCORE: Bruins 4, Sharks 1

Bruins Record (Includes simulated games): 46-15-13 (105 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: vs. Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Bruins vs. Red Wings simulation which is set to drop on Tuesday.

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