The thrill of watching real-life hockey, in real time, is on pause right now due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean we can’t use the power of EA Sports’ NHL 20 to see how the games that have been missed would have played out.
In case you missed it, we’ve been playing each of the postponed Minnesota Wild games on NHL 20. After a big win against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Wild lost a tough one to the Philadelphia Flyers in an important contest to keep gaining points in the playoff race.
Since the loss to Philly, though, the Wild have been on a roll. They’ve won three straight and look to extend their winning streak to four against the Winnipeg Jets.
Keep in mind, the record for the Wild in the simulation is different than in real life due to there not being a feature to begin a season from a particular point other than the beginning. However, the rosters are the same as in real life, including moves made at the trade deadline. Injuries have also been turned off.
With the overtime loss, Minnesota’s record would turn to 39-28-8, giving them 86 points. Only seven games remain in the regular season. Will the Wild get back to their winning ways to resume their playoff push? Check back here soon for our next recap!