In the face of the coronavirus, COVID-19, NHL 20 will be used to simulate games in place of real matches on behalf of teams like the Washington Capitals, the Montreal Canadiens and more.
So far, the Capitals, Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Carolina Hurricanes have taken to EA Sports’ latest hockey title, with EA Sports itself also simulating games. While the publisher is merely posting scores on Twitter, the Kings, Hurricanes and Canadiens are posting simulated games (or at least portions of them) to the internet.
The #NHL20 Sim results are in.
Did your team win today? 🏒 pic.twitter.com/b1uxn0dfYQ
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) March 20, 2020
We're back! (sorta)
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) March 19, 2020
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 20, 2020
🧢🧢🧢Hats off to Alex Iafallo!
— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 20, 2020
The Washington Capitals are taking things even further, broadcasting simulated games to NBC Sports Washington alongside live commentary from the station’s announcers. The first game will air on 24 March at 7.00 pm ET (or 10.00 am AEDT 25 March).
NHL 20 is available now on Xbox One and PS4.