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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Updated: November 30, 12:44 PM ET
NHL 13: Week 8 simulation

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Welcome to Week 8 of the EA SPORTS NHL '13: 2012-2013 NHL Season Simulation. Simulations will be released on a weekly basis and will include top headlines, three stars of the week, box scores for each game, as well as standings and statistics for the league. The rosters used in the simulation will include all transactions made during the 2012 NHL free agency period.

Headlines

• The San Jose Sharks won four straight to lead the NHL. Their top line of Martin Havlat-Joe Thornton-Patrick Marleau combined for 26 points during the streak.

• The Boston Bruins are struggling without Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic (out due to injury) and fell to last in the Eastern Conference.

• The Ottawa Senators won three straight to lead the Northeast Division and drop the Montreal Canadiens, who started the season 8-0-0, to fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

• Injury report: Ilya Kovalchuk (NJD) is out 4-6 weeks with an MCL Sprain.

Three Stars of the Week

1. Joe Thornton, SJS: 1 goal, 4 assists

2. Martin Havlat, SJS: 3 goals, 3 assists

3. Michael Grabner, NYI: 4 goals, 2 assists

Complete statistics »

Standings

Box Scores

Nov. 26 »
MIN 2, PIT 1
NJD 4, TOR 3
VAN 6, NYR 4

Nov. 27 »
ANA 4, COL 1
OTT 3, CAR 1
DAL 4, CBJ 1
EDM 3, NSH 1
LAK 4, CHI 0
NJD 2, BOS 1
PHX 5, DET 2
SJS 3, WSH 0
MTL 5, TBL 2
NYI 2, VAN 1 (SO)
WPG 3, BUF 2 (OT)

Nov. 28 »
CGY 3, ANA 2 (SO)
CHI 3, MIN 1
TOR 4, PHI 2

Nov. 29 »
CAR 5, BOS 0
CBJ 5, STL 1
DAL 3, EDM 2
DET 4, LAK 1
NSH 3, NYR 1
NYI 3, PHI 1
SJS 4, PIT 2
OTT 5, TBL 2
WPG 3, TOR 2 (SO)
VAN 3, BUF 2 (OT)
WSH 1, FLA 0 (OT)

Nov. 30 »
CGY 4, CHI 3 (SO)
CBJ 3, LAK 1
MIN 3, COL 2
PHX 3, NJD 1

Dec. 1 »
ANA 2, EDM 1
BUF 4, BOS 1
WSH 4, CAR 1
NSH 4, MIN 1
OTT 3, STL 2
PHI 5, FLA 4
NYI 3, PHX 0
SJS 5, DET 0
TBL 5, WPG 2
TOR 4, MTL 2
PIT 3, DAL 0

Dec. 2 »
ANA 1, VAN 0
STL 6, CGY 5 (SO)
LAK 3, COL 1
CBJ 3, MTL 2 (SO)
CAR 3, NJD 0
NYI 3, NYR 2 (SO)
SJS 5, CHI 2

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