EA SPORTS reveals improved strategy, move sets in new NHL 21 trailer

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will appear on the cover of an EA Sports NHL game for the second time in his career. (Photo courtesy: EA Sports)

EA SPORTS has revealed more about the new dekes and strategies coming to NHL 21 in a new trailer.

Previously it was announced that players would be able to pull off The Michigan (or Svechnikov) behind the net deke but that's not the only new move added to the game. In the new trailer, EA SPORTS revealed that Sidney Crosby's bounce-the-puck-off-the-net move, Nikita Kucherov's loose-puck breakaway deke and Matthew Tkachuk's between-the-legs one-timer have all been added to the game.

EA SPORTS says it has also added more AI logic to both teammates and opponents to further improve how lines play together on both offence and defence. This includes more coordinated forechecking between players on a line and smarter positioning by skaters on defence.

Finally, EA SPORTS showed some of the new animations and logic that it has applied to its goalies. Among the biggest changes, users controlling goalies will now have more options for making desperation saves.

You can see all the additions to the game in action in the latest trailer for NHL 21. The game will be available for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 13.

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