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NHL 22 Faceoffs, Offense, Defense, Goalie Controls (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, S/X)

Read this detailed guide to learn about all controls in NHL 22.

The arrival of NFL 22 has seen a lot of excitement among both new as well as old players, with the controls being one of the many talking points of the game. Just like in any other game, mastering the controls here can prove to be the turning point in matches against friends as well as the AI. If you are new to the series, you might be struggling to wrap your head among the many different controls and their purposes. However, you need not stress anymore, because, in this guide, we will show you all of the controls of the game across all platforms.

NHL 22 Controls Guide for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X

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NHL 94 Controls

If you are new to the NHL franchise, then the 94 controls are the best for you. These particular controls cover all of the basics and will help you get a feel and grip for the game and its mechanics. We have split the controls into Offense, Defense, and Dekes.

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NHL 94 OFFENSE MOVE PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Sprint (Hustle) Square X
Spin L2 LT
Move a Player L L
Pass X A
Shoot O B
Start/Accept Fight Triangle (Tap Twice) Y (Tap Twice)

 

NHL 94 DEFENSE MOVE PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Poke Check R1 RB
Sprint Square X
Move a Player L L
Switch Player X A
Checking O B
Start a Fight/Accept Fight Triangle (Tap Twice) Y (Tap Twice)
NHL 94 DEKES MOVE PS4/PS5  XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
One-Handed Tuck L1 and R1 LB and RB
Deke Between Legs L1 and Triangle LB and Y
Shot Between Legs L1 and O LB and B
Pass Between Legs L1 and X LB and A
Backhand Toe Drag Shot L1 and Square LB and X
Backhand Toe Drag Pass L1 and Square and X LB and X and A
Backhand Toe Drag Flip L1 and Square and R1 LB and X and RB
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These are all of the NHL 94 controls in NHL 22. Now, let us move on to the Hybrid controls in this game.

NHL Hybrid Controls

As the name suggests, the Hybrid controls are recommended for players who have experienced EA Sports games in the past. These controls are a little more familiar for players with a little more experience.

HYBRID OFFENSE PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Skating / Shot and Pass Aim L L
Pass X A
Slap Shot Circle B
Wrist Shot Square X
Protect Puck Triangle (press) Y (press)
Hustle (Sprint) L3 L3
Reverse Hit / Brace (while gliding) Triangle Y
Saucer Pass R1 RB
One-Touch Dekes L1 LB
Vision Control L2 LT
Line Change Hold L2 and Circle / Square Hold RT and B / X
Cancel Shot L1 (press) LB (press)
Initiate / Accept Fight Triangle and Triangle (Tap Twice) Y and Y (Tap Twice)
Spin L2 LT
Quick Players D-pad D-pad
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HYBRID DEFENSE PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Move Player L L
Hustle (Sprint) L3 L3
Switch Player X or R2 A or RT
Manual Switch Player Hold R2 and R Hold RT and R
Cancel Manual Switch Player Hold R2 and L1 Hold RT and LB
Switch to Last Skater back Hold R2 and R3 Hold RT and R3
Body Check Circle B
Poke Check R1 RB
Sweep Stick Hold R1 and R (swing) Hold RB and R (swing)
Stick Lift Square X
Block Pass L1 (press) LB (press)
Dive / Block L1 and R1 LB and RB
Initiate / Accept Fight Triangle and Triangle (tap twice) Y and Y (tap twice)
Boardplay (when near the boards) Triangle (press) Y (press)
Initiate Net Battle (in open ice) Triangle (press) Y (press)
Line Changes Hold R2 and Circle or Square Hold RT and B or X
Quick Plays D-pad D-pad
HYBRID NET CONTROLS (FORWARD) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Engage in a Net Battle Triangle (press) Y (press)
Switch Sides Triangle (press) and L Y (press) and L
Stick Lift Square X
Stick Tie-Up Square (press) X (press)
Shove O B
Push L (hold in the direction) L (hold in the direction)
HYBRID NET CONTROLS (BACKWARD) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Net Battle (Engage) L2 and L LT and L
Shrug Off O B
Push L L
Spin L2 LT

These are all of the Hybrid Controls in NHL 22.

NHL 22 Skill Stick Controls

Using the Skill Stick controls in NHL 22 will enable you to access and experience the full scope of the game and its mechanics. You will notice better overall control of your players too.

SKILL STICK (OFFENSE) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Skating / Shot and Pass Aim L L
Hustle (Sprint) L3 L3
Glide Release L Release L
Vision Control L2 (press) LT (press)
Wind Up / Shoot R (up) and then R (down) R (up) and then R (down)
Fake Shot R (down), release R (down), release
Pass R2 RT
Strong Pass R2 (press) RT (press)
Saucer Pass R1 RB
Deke R (right) and then R (left) R (right) and then R (left)
One-Touch Dekes L and L1 L and LB
Spin L2 LT
Leg Kick R3 R3
Dump the Puck R1 and R (up) RB and R (up)
Protect the Puck X A
Reverse Hit / Brace (while gliding) X A
Chop the Puck R3 and R R3 and R
Line Change Circle / Square B / X
Boardplay (when near the boards) Triangle (press) Y (press)
Cancel Pass While Holding L1 LB
Quick Plays D-pad D-pad
SKILL STICK (DEFENSE) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Skating / Shot and Pass Aim L L
Hustle (Sprint) L3 L3
Glide Release L Release L
Vision Control L2 (press) LT (press)
Wind Up / Shoot R (up) and then R (down) R (up) and then R (down)
Fake Shot R (down), release R (down), release
Pass R2 RT
Strong Pass R2 (press) RT (press)
Saucer Pass R1 RB
Deke R (right) and then R (left) R (right) and then R (left)
One-Touch Dekes L and L1 L and LB
Spin L2 LT
Leg Kick R3 R3
Dump the Puck R1 and R (up) RB and R (up)
Protect the Puck X A
Reverse Hit / Brace (while gliding) X A
Chop the Puck R3 and R R3 and R
Line Change Circle / Square B / X
Boardplay (when near the boards) Triangle (press) Y (press)
Cancel Pass While Holding L1 LB
Quick Plays D-pad D-pad
SKILL STICK NET BATTLES (FRONT) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Engage in a Net Battle Triangle (press) Y (press)
Switch Sides Triangle (press) and L Y (press) and L
Stick Lift X A
Stick Tie-Up X (press) A (press)
Shove R R
Push L (hold in the direction) L (hold in the direction)
SKILL STICK NET BATTLES (BEHIND) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Engage in a Net Battle L2 and L LT and L
Shrug Off R R
Push L L
Spin L2 LT

These are all of the Skill Stick controls in NHL 22.

Hip Check

The Hip Checkis one of the most important defending moves in NHL. To implement it, you need to press R3 to move towards the opponent, before you press the L1/LB buttons in order to perform a hip check when close enough. You can read about this move in much greater detail with our Hip Check Guide.

NHL 22 Faceoff Controls

In order to win faceoffs in NHL 2022, you first need to set your grip by pressing R in the direction of your choice. Next, you need to push R upwards when the puck drops. Once you do so, you need to quickly pull R back. Doing so will see you have a straight win back. Next, use the L button to determine the position of the puck whenever you pull R back.

FACEOFF CONTROLS PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Backhand Grip R (press right for a left-shot player) R (press right for a left-shot player)
Forehand Grip R (press left for a left-shot player) R (press left for a left-shot player)
Tie-Up L (up) L (up)
Stick Lift R (up) R (up)
Straight Win Back R (down) R (down)
Faceoff Shot (Without Grip) R (up) R (up)
Faceoff Deke (Without Grip) L1 and R (up) LB and R (up)

NHL 22 Fighting Controls

FIGHTING CONTROLS PS4 / PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X 
Grab L2 (hold) LT (hold)
Fake Grab L2 LT
Overhand Punch R (upwards) R (upwards)
Uppercut R (downwards) R (downwards)
Push L (upwards) L (upwards)
Pull L (downwards) L (downwards)
Block/Lean Back R2 (hold) RT (hold)
Dodge R2 RT

Deke Controls

DEKE CONTROLS PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Backhand Toe Drag R3 + R (down) R3 + R (downwards)
Backhand Toe Drag Flip R3 + R (down) and R1 R3 + R (downwards) + RB
Backhand Toe Drag Shot R3 + R (down) and R (up) R3 + R (downwards) + R (upwards)
Backhand Toe Drag Pass R3 and R (down) and R2 R3 + R (downwards) + RT
One-Hand Deke (Left-Handed) Backhand + L1 + R (right-to-left) Backhand + LB + R (right-to-left)
One-Hand Deke (Right-Handed) Backhand + L1 + R (right-to-left) Backhand + LB + R (right-to-left)
One-Handed Tuck Backhand/Forehand + L1 + R1 Backhand/Forehand + LB + RB
Between-the-Legs Shot L1 + R3 + R (upwards) LB + R3 + R (upwards)
Between-the-Legs Pass L1 + R3 + X LB + R3 + A
Between-the-Legs Saucer Pass L1 + R3 + R1 LB + R3 + RB
Slip Deke (Near Boards) L1 LB
Drop Pass R1 (without using L) RB (without using L)
Board-Bank Self-Pass (Near Boards) L1 + R2 LB + RT
Behind-the-Net Self-Pass L1 + R2 LB + RT
Flip Deke Backhand/Forehand + L1 + R2 Backhand/Forehand + LB + RT
Lacrosse Deke Forehand + L1 (hold) + R3 (hold) + R (left-to-right) Forehand + LB (hold) + R3 (hold) + R (left-to-right)
Stride Deke L1 + L (to either side) LB + L (to either side)
Fake Deke Stride Deke (Forehand) + R (Backhand) Stride Deke (Forehand) + R (Backhand)
Backhand Tap Back Deke R (right) + L1 + R (left) + L (right) + R (right) R (right) + LB + R (left) + L (right) + R (right)
Forehand Tap Back Deke R (left-to-right) + L1 + R (right) + L (left) + R (left) R (left-to-right) + LB + R (right) + L (left) + R (left)
Jump Deke L1 + R (upwards) LB + R (upwards)
Skate Kick Deke L1 + R (downwards) LB + R (downwards)

Goalie Controls

As the name suggests, the table below features the complete list of all controls for the goalkeeper in this game.

GOALIE CONTROLS PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/ XBOX SERIES S & X
Toggle Manual Goalie L1 and X LB and A
Change Camera View TouchPad View
Move Goalie L L
Butterfly R2 (hold) RT (hold)
Paddle Down R2 (hold) and X RT (hold) and A
Hug Left Post L1 and L (left) LB and L (left)
Hug Right Post L1 and L (right) LB and L (right)
Hug Post (VH) L1 and L (left) / L (right) and R2 LB and L (left) / L (right) and RT
Precision Modifier L2 LT
Diving Save Square and L (left) / L (right) X and L (left) / L (right)
Diving Poke Check Square and L (up) X and L (up)
Spread V R (away from the puck) R (away from the puck)
Stack Pads O and L (left) / L (right) B and L (left) / L (right)
Butterfly Slides R (lateral to the puck) R (lateral to the puck)
Poke Check R (upwards) R (up)
Cover Puck Triangle (press) Y (press)
Free Skate X A
Dump Puck R (up) R (up)
Pass Puck R2 RT
Leave Puck for Teammate L2 LT

Goalie Controls Alternate

These are alternate controls you can use for your goalkeeper in the game.

GOALIE CONTROLS (ALTERNATE) PS4/PS5 XBOX ONE/XBOX SERIES S & X
Pull/Replace Goalie  L2 TouchPad  LT and View
 Manual Goalie Toggle  L1 and X  LB and A
 Move Goalie  L  L
 Precision Modifier  L1  LB
 Free Skate  X  A
 Pass Puck  R2 / X  RT / A
 Poke Check  R (up)  R (upwards)
 Change Camera View  TouchPad  View
 Cover Puck  Triangle (press)  Y (press)
 Butterfly  L2 (press)  LT (press)
 Hug Post R2 and L (side-to-side) and L2  RT and L (side-to-side)
 Hug Post (VH) R2 and L (side-to-side) and L2 RT and L (side-to-side) and LT
 Dump Puck  R (up)  R (upwards)
 Leave Puck for Teammate  L2  LT
Diving Poke Check Square and R (up) X and R (upwards)
Stack Pads O and L (side-to-side) B and L (side-to-side)
Spread V R (away from the puck) R (away from the puck)
Butterfly Slides R (side-to-side) R (side-to-side)
Diving Save Square and L (side-to-side) X and L (side-to-side)
 Paddle Down  L2 (press) and X (press)  LT (press) and A (press)

These are all of the controls you can use in NHL 22. As you can see, there are different controls, and this can be rather intimidating. However, with a little bit of practice, you will be able to master them with absolute ease, so there is nothing to worry about.