The Winter Classic may have been cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t watch it.

Wait. It actually means that specifically. Hm.

ANYWAY, what we can do is simulate the game using EA Sports NHL ’13, clip the highlights, and show you what would’ve been. And boy-oh-boy, did the sim game come awfully close to what I was expecting from the real one.

Without any further ado, here’s the closest thing you’re going to get to a 2013 NHL Winter Classic: