The game has improved skating, checking and fighting engines than it's predecessors. The player is also able to control the Stanley Cup celebrations, as well as the Zamboni's during intermissions.
Commentators Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda and John Shrader of the San Jose Sharks supply the in-game play-by-play and analysis.
As in the real-world sport of hockey, the object is to score more goals than the opposing team to win the game.
All 30 NHL teams appear in the game.
The box art for the game is a shot of Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.