NHL 13: Week 9 simulation

Updated: December 7, 2012, 3:47 PM ET
ESPN.com

Welcome to Week 9 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 Calgary Flames' hot streak came to an end, as they fell to fifth in the Western Conference.

• John Tavares returned from a lengthy injury and tallied three points in his first game back against the Philadelphia Flyers, leading the Islanders to a victory.

• The San Jose Sharks remained red hot at the top of the NHL standings.

• After Cory Schneider fell to injury, Roberto Luongo was solid for the Vancouver Canucks, who sit in second place in the West.

• Injury report: Danny Briere (sore shoulder) and Luke Schenn (neck strain) are out approximately two weeks; Flyers leading scorer Wayne Simmonds out is 2-3 months with an MCL sprain.

Three Stars of the Week

1. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR: 3 wins, 2 shutouts

2. Taylor Hall EDM: 3 GP, 5 goals

3. Roberto Luongo VAN: 2 wins, 1.78 GAA

Complete statistics »

Standings

Box Scores

Dec. 3 »
TOR 4, BUF 2
PHX 4, BOS 2

Dec. 4 »
CAR 4, PIT 3 (SO)
LAK 2, CBJ 1
MTL 4, CHI 2
DET 3, COL 1
VAN 4, DAL 1
NSH 4, EDM 2
OTT 1, CGY 0
TBL 3, PHI 2
SJS 2, BUF 1
WSH 3, NYI 1

Dec. 5 »
WPG 2, BOS 1
ANA 4, FLA 3
PHX 3, MIN 2
NYR 6, WSH 3

Dec. 6 »
CAR 4, TOR 3 (OT)
NYR 1, COL 0
DAL 3, CGY 1
LAK 4, FLA 3
BUF 4, MTL 1
NSH 5, VAN 2
EDM 4, OTT 0
PHI 6, SJS 4
STL 3, PIT 2 (OT)

Dec. 7 »
ANA 4, CBJ 2
CHI 3, NJD 2
WSH 4, DET 0

Dec. 8 »
BOS 3, TOR 2
MTL 3, BUF 1
WPG 2, CAR 1
COL 3, TBL 2 (OT)
DAL 7, EDM 3
FLA 4, PHX 3
LAK 5, MIN 2
VAN 4, OTT 3 (OT)
PHI 5, NYI 4
NJD 5, PIT 1
NYR 4, STL 0

Dec. 9 »
SJS 3, CBJ 1
MIN 5, ANA 2
NSH 1, CGY 0
PHI 5, NYI 4
STL 4, CHI 3

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