Game One went swimmingly, 8-2 the final score with Tyler Ennis, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid all getting two goals each. The times they were good and the chat feed was as lively as it has been since #NationSims1. I hope you will consider joining the fun tonight as we hit the airwaves right here in this article (just below) and on twitch under the username officialoilersnation.

About 15 minutes prior to game time, the stream will be live here:

How we got here:

In case you missed it, we ran a completely random sim (aside from some tweaking to the sliders to make them more realistic for a 20 minute period sim) and the Edmonton Oilers, valiantly fought hard to make a series of it in the Western Conference Finals before falling to the Dallas Stars in 7 games.

If you would like to check out that recap check here:

The End is a New Beginning – NHL20 Stream Wrap/Plans

Then #NationSims2 began with us playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the play-in round.

Here is a break down of how all the other series went:

The Jerseys:

When we ran the previous playoff stream, you asked for the ability to pick the jersey matchup each night. We love doing this for you and this will continue, I will just be running the jersey polls the day before a game to get them out there longer, and to get others to tune in as well as you!

The Lineups:

Since the playoffs started, I have been trying to get you guys to answer a poll that lets some… I mean, I have been happy to do this haha. This time I think I will run a start or sit poll on social.

Look for that on game days.

Today’s question is:

The Forwards:

Ennis – McDavid – Kassian
RNH – NeonLeon – Yam
AA – Sheahan – Archibald
Neal or Chiasson – Haas – Nygard

The Defence:

Klef – Larsson
Nurse – Bear
Jones – Green

The Netminder:


Around the Rest of the League:

Heavy schedule for the rest of the league ahead of Game One for the Oilers…

Minnesota (2) vs Colorado (0)
Game Two: 4-1 MIN
Min: Staal, Pateryn, Parise, Galchenyuk
Col: MacKinnon
Game One: 1-0 OT MIN

Winnipeg (1) vs St. Louis (1)
Game Two: 4-2 STL
Stl: Schenn, Thomas, Dunn, Pietrangelo
Wpg: Wheeler, Ehlers
Game One: 2-1 WPG

Florida (2) vs Tampa Bay (0)
Game Two: 2-1 FLA
Fla: Huberdeau, Matheson
Tbl: Kucherov
Game One: 5-2 FLA

Toronto (0) vs Boston (2)
Game Two: 5-2 BOS
Bos: Ritchie, Marchand, Bjork, Marchand, Pastrnak
Tor: Tavares, Kerfoot
Game One: 4-2 BOS

Arizona (2) vs Vegas (0)
Game One: 5-4 ARI
Ari: Goligoski, Kessel, Hall, Garland, Garland
Vgk: Pacioretty, Smith, Stephenson, Pacioretty
Game One: 5-4 OT ARI

Carolina vs Washington
Game One: 4-1 WSH
Was: Dowd, Oshie, Panik, Hagelin
Car: Van Riemsdyk

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia
Game One: 3-0 PHI
Phi: Van Riemsdyk, Laughton, Van Riemsdyk
Pit: No Goals

Life After The Playoffs:

The reality is like the first playoffs we had, this fun ride will end. If you want to check out the article I laid out for new ideas from myself and you:

The End is a New Beginning – NHL20 Stream Wrap/Plans

As of right now, the next move will be Olympics 2018 revisited with NHL players, so stay tuned!

Now, does anyone have any score predictions for today’s game?