NHL 14 pegs St. Louis Blues as Stanley Cup Champions

With the NHL season quickly approaching, fans are bound to hear predictions from hockey pundits on how the 2013-14 season will play out. What makes EA Sports arguably more qualified than others is the fact that it has created a video game that’s specifically designed to simulate NHL hockey.

That game is NHL 14, and the predicted Stanley Cup winner is none other than the St. Louis Blues. EA Sports’s season simulation has the Blues defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals to claim the franchise’s first ever championship.

According to the simulation, 23-year-old defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will win the Con Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. The Blues will prevail despite the Chicago Blackhawks being the best team in the regular season and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby leading the league with 109 points.

Hockey fans who aren’t satisfied (and we imagine that those in Pittsburgh and Chicago aren’t) with the NHL 14 simulation can play out the season for themselves by picking up a copy of the game, which is available now for  PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.