All images are from NHL 19.
Welcome to part six of the Montreal Canadiens rebuild in NHL 19’s Franchise Mode. Click here to catch up on part one, part two, part three, part four and part five. As mentioned last week, this week’s post will entail the remainder of the season simulation and hopefully a long playoff run.
Upon simulating the remainder of the season, the Montreal Canadiens finished second in the division and conference, and fifth in the league with 102 points. E. Pettersson and F. Forsberg led the way offensively with 84 and 83 points respectively.
Playoffs Round 1
In the first round of the playoffs, the Canadiens faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game results were as follows:
Game 1: 3-2 OTW
Game 2: 2-1 W
Game 3: 2-1 OTW
Game 4: 4-2 W
This was a tight series as the score in the first three games only differed by one-goal. It could have gone either way, especially in the two games which went into overtime. Hopefully, our squad will take advantage of this quick series by resting and preparing for the next round.
Playoffs Round 2
In the second round of the playoffs, the Canadiens played against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game results were as follows:
Game 1: 5-1 L
Game 2: 4-0 W
Game 3: 4-0 L
Game 4: 7-2 L
Game 5: 2-0 W
Game 6: 5-2 W
Game 7: 5-2 W
This was a long series where our team struggled in three of the first four games. However, they persevered and came through in game seven.
Playoffs Conference Finals
In the Conference Finals, the Canadiens played against the New Jersey Devils. The game results were as follows:
Game 1: 5-4 OTW
Game 2: 2-1 W
Game 3: 2-1 W
Game 4: 3-1 W
Similar to the first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning, this was a close series where the first three games only differed by one-goal. But the Canadiens were able to hang on and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Playoffs Stanley Cup Finals
In the Stanley Cup Finals, the Canadiens played against the San Jose Sharks. The results are below.
This series went the distance, but the Canadiens were able to bring the Stanley Cup to Canada for the second year in a row in this simulation. Furthermore, T. Demko won the Conn Smythe Trophy while E. Pettersson posted 21-points in 22-games.
As promised in part one, The Hockey Singh has led the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup. Part six concludes the Montreal Canadiens Rebuild series. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did playing and writing about it. Please share your comments and/or suggestions.