The Stanley Cup Final is in full swing after Game 1 took place from Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
After having control for much of the game, including taking a 1-0 lead in the opening period, the Tampa Bay Lightning watched as the Chicago Blackhawks took over in the third period.
Chicago tied the game game late on a goal by Teuvo Teravainen and then taking the lead on an even later goal by Antoine Vermette. The 2-1 victory game the Blackhawks a 1-0 series lead, and took away home-ice advantage from the Lightning for the time being.
The Lightning took a 1-0 lead in the first period, only to see it disappear in the third. The only difference between the NHL 94 sim and the real life game, other than the players who scored, was that Chicago won the game in regulation rather than overtime. It was rather spooky.
Moving on to Game 2, the action on the ice played out much of the same way as Game 1. The action was back and forth, with each team’s goaltender having to come up big more often than not. Ultimately, the game went to yet another overtime. But was Tampa Bay able to tie the series up at a game a piece, or will Chicago head back home with a 2-0 series advantage?
Watch highlights from Game 2 of The Hockey Writers’ Stanley Cup Final sim in NHL 94 for yourself, and find out.
The version of NHL 94 used in this video is an updated version of the game’s rom file that includes current logos, jerseys and players. It can be found online via NHL94.com.
Michael is a former Managing Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s covered the Buffalo Sabres, along with the NHL in general, for various outlets since 2009. His work has been featured on outlets such as Yahoo, Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports.