One of the things I love about sports simulation games is that the weak can win against the strong.
During a David vs. Goliath match, I’m always hopeful: “How about they succeed today?”. However, I get equally excited when the stronger team shows its strength and dominates the weaker team. It shows me that the game works well, that only with a lot of luck can the weakest win against the strongest.
This time I played a game from the 2009/10 season Capitals (1st overall) vs Oilers (30th overall).
WSH 2 4 2 8 PP: 3/4
EDM 0 1 3 4 PP: 2/3
Thanks to high Morale, Washington dominated on the ice from the start. In the 1st period, despite Khabibulin’s excellent defenses, goals were scored by Erskine and Fehr.
The 2nd period was a showdown for the Capitals, thanks to 3 power play goals they go out to a 6-1 lead. Edmonton responds with a goal by Penner.
In the last period, moments of inattention of the Capitals take advantage of Penner and Gagner, however, they have no more chances to tie the game.
An excellent game, a hurricane of goals, the Oilers had no chance but at least they scored 4 goals (most of them thanks to Washington’s defensive mistakes).
FIRST STAR: Ovechkin (WSH) 2 goals + 3 assists.
NHL 2009/10 season: COMING SOON!