The Michigan Move is one of the most hyped up additions to EA Sports’ NHL 21, but it certainly isn’t easy to pull off.
The famous lacrosse goal is scored by placing the puck on your stick blade, controlling it in mid-air and tucking it into the goal. It’s only been pulled off successfully three times in the NHL — twice by Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Andrei Svechnikov.
Andrei Svechnikov just scored the lacrosse goal pic.twitter.com/wOJSxhRsMW
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 30, 2019
Considering many other NHL players have tried to execute this move in a real game and failed, it only makes sense that EA Sports has made this maneuver very hard to pull off in their video game.
Here’s how to do the Michigan in NHL 21:
- Press LT as you approach the goal line to get your body properly positioned.
2. Hold the puck on your forehand.
3. Hold LB, click in on the right analog stick and rotate the stick from 7:00 to 4:00.
4. With the perfect timing, the puck will go in.
- Hold the puck on your forehand behind the net.
- Hold LB, click in on the right analog stick and rotate the stick from 4:00 to 7:00
- With the perfect timing, the puck will go in.
Timing is everything with this move, so don’t expect it to be successful unless you nail it at the perfect speed. The puck will simply fall off your stick if you go too fast or too slow.
To see a full list of which NHL players have attempted the Michigan Move, go here.