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Sharks to top Habs in Stanley Cup final, according to EA Sports simulation

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Sharks to top Habs in Stanley Cup final, according to EA Sports simulation

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The San Jose Sharks will win the Stanley Cup final in seven games over the Montreal Canadiens, according to an EA Sports video game simulation.

The simulation, performed with NHL 08, has Sharks forward Joe Thornton earning the Conn Smythe trophy after leading the Sharks through a low-scoring series with the Habs.

San Jose beats Detroit in six games in the Western Conference final after defeating Dallas in six games in the semifinal and eliminating Calgary in seven games in the quarter-final.

Montreal, meanwhile, rides the hot goaltending of Carey Price to a seven-game series win over Boston in the quarter-final, a six-game win over Philadelphia in the semifinal and a seven-game victory over Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference final.

With Calgary going down to San Jose, the Habs were the only Canadian team able to make it out of the first round.

Ottawa loses in five games to the Penguins with Sens forward Daniel Alfredsson sitting out the series with an injury.

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Sharks to top Habs in Stanley Cup final, according to EA Sports simulation