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First NHL 12 screenshots appears, goalies beware

Posted by: Chuck at 5/20/2011 12:09 AM
The first screenshot from NHL 12 was posted on the EA Sports NHL Facebook page during Game 3 of the (l)Eastern Conference Championships.  The screenshot is interesting as it depicts Washington Capitals Forward Brooks Laich laying the wood on Penguins goalie Marc Andre Fleury while another Penguin skates in the background.  The teams are in the jerseys they wore during the Winter Classic this year which leads me to think those will be optional sweaters in this years game.

It's an interesting screenshot because running the goalie is one of those things that is normally against hockey's unwritten code although it's become more popular as of late (right Mr. Kesler?).  It will be interesting to see if that becomes a formal part of the game play this year or if this was released just as a cool screenshot.  We'll hopefully find out more at E3 next month.