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NHL 13 “Moments Live” mode lets fans re-live or “change” history

Aug 19, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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Allowing fans to feel like they’re in control of their favorite teams is a big goal of sports video games, but more and more, modes are being added to re-live (or even “alter”) events.

A year after adding legends such as Wayne Gretzky to its games, EA Sports hopes to reproduce actual moments from last season and NHL history in NHL 13’s “Moments Live” mode.

Overall, there will be 26 moments from the 2011-12 season represented in the game, along with certain historical milestones. The company also plans on including moments from next season (if games actually take place).

They pointed out four moments from 2011-12 and one famous achievement from Gretzky’s career:

  • Players need to score with Kris Letang in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens after he took that Max Pacioretty hit.
  • The game asks players to “change history” by scoring three more points with Sam Gagner to improve his eight-point night to a record-breaking 11-point one.
  • Beat the Boston Bruins in OT in Game 1 of the East semifinals as Braden Holtby. (Washington lost that game.)
  • Win the Winnipeg Jets’ first home regular season game, as opposed to what really happened. (The Habs spoiled the fun.)
  • Score two goals to give Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games.

That’s just the sample provided, though.

What other moments are you hoping to enjoy (or alter) from last season?

  1. babar61 - Aug 19, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Shea weber mode. Try to smash as many red wings faces against the glass in a 60 second time frame.

  2. heymangold - Aug 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I’d like to see a mode where the league doesn’t lock out its players

  3. donfocker89 - Aug 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Play as the Sabres when Miller gets run over by Lucic and you have to fight and stand up for your teammate. Even in a video game it still doesn’t sound possible.

    • danphipps01 - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:44 AM

      Hard mode: the only player you can have drop the gloves for the goalie is Nathan Gerbe.

  4. DTF31 - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    See the Leafs in the playoffs.

    • flyersgoalscoredby88 - Aug 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM

      They have to be doable…

  5. greatminnesotasportsmind - Aug 20, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    See Columbus actually make a good Rick Nash trade

  6. hitem396 - Aug 20, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    fight mode beween owners and nhlpa. -bloodbath-

  7. flyersgoalscoredby88 - Aug 20, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Play as either the Flyers or the Penguins in a 7 game series and allow less than 30 goals.

  8. lonespeed - Aug 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    With the emphesis on skating in this year’s NHL 13, I wouldn’t mind reliving the spin-o-rama Jeff Skinner performed on Kimmo Timonen last year.

  9. swadehoo - Aug 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    How about checking Crosby and scoring a goal in the first shift of a playoff game.

  10. sergeikremlin - Aug 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Offensive faceoff in the predators zone. 15 seconds left in the game. 21-straight home wins. Score the winner with Datsyuk and extend the streak to 22 games to make the Joe go nuts!

  11. blindandhappy - Aug 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Win the Stanley Cup as the rangers.

  12. quizguy66 - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Eat a stack a pancakes as Dustin Penner without injuring yourself.


  13. philly4lyfe - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Push others players equiptment away from them as they go to pick it up, then whine after the game how you did it because you don’t like them.

  14. phillyphan83 - Aug 20, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    start a fight by pulling Scott hartnells hair then back out and let a teammate fight for you.

  15. kingfooj - Aug 20, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    talk about hockey without getting into a philly/pit argument…

  16. cosmoandmelovepens - Aug 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Hey f u. Cry about hurting ur wrists then whine to the media about it

  17. cosmoandmelovepens - Aug 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Win the stanley cup as the flyers. But u get 40 years to do it. Nah that one is waaaaayyyy to hard.

    • handsofsweed - Aug 20, 2012 at 3:30 PM

      Atari is releasing “NHL ’75” in 2 weeks. Philly-area Best Buy stores are bracing for record crowds.

  18. toxicjuan - Aug 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Invincibility cheat code for the MN Wild…mainly Koivu and PMB as they need it the most.

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