Microsoft Game Studios’ first hockey simulation for the Xbox immerses gamers into one of the most realistic and exciting hockey experiences ever created. With more than 700 in-game, motion-captured animations, hockey fans are able to take one-timers, blast slap shots, and dish out the big body checks, just like real NHL superstars. With Advanced Passing, you can pass the puck in any direction with the right thumbstick, while controlling your player’s movement with the left thumbstick. You can also can settle your hockey grudge matches and create your own rivalries online with Xbox Live and XSN Sports. Control an NHL team on a quest to win the Stanley Cup, or take on your friends in a single game between two bitter rivals.