NHL

NHL 19: Complete Controls Guide (Goalie, Offense and Defense) for Xbox One and PS4

Here’s what you need to know about the NHL 19 controls, for skaters and goaltenders, and which ones are best for you.

realsport user by admin

(Image Source: EA Sports)

In NHL 19, there are three different ways to use the controls, allowing players to use the presets that best suits their experience level.

The most basic control setup is that of the NHL 94 Controls. For an in-depth experience where you can do pretty much everything the players do in real life, the Skill Stick controls are your best option. But, if you’re used to playing some of the older editions, or play a lot of EA Sports games, the Hybrid controls may suit you better. 

NHL 94 Controls

These are the most simple controls, with buttons for passing, shooting, and deking on offense and buttons to swap the skater that you’re in control of and to body check on defense. The left analog moves the skaters, as is always the case. 

With such simple controls, this can make for a fun setup when playing some one-versus-one on the sofa or when first learning the game, but for the most part, this is a sparingly used controller configuration.

Offense Xbox One PS4
Move L L
Hustle X
Pass A X
Shoot B O
Initiate/Accept Fight Y + Y △ + △
Spin LT L2
Backhand Toe Drag Flip LB + X + RB L1 + ▢ + R1
One-Handed Tuck LB + RB L1 + R1
Between-the-Legs Shot LB + B L1 + O
Between-the-Legs Pass LB + A L1 + X
Between-the-Legs Deke LB + Y L1 + △
Backhand Toe Drag LB + X L1 + ▢
Defense Xbox One PS4
Move L L
Hustle X
Change Player A X
Checking  B O
Initiate/Accept Fight Y + Y △ + △

Skill Stick Controls

These are the preferred controls for more seasoned players of the game and, if you’re starting up in NHL 19, probably the best controls to start using and get used to as they offer the full spectrum of controls. 

Using RT to control the strength of the pass as well as the right analog to have intricate control of the skater’s stick is very intuitive. Using the right analog to lay out body checks with precision also offers a much better way to play, especially as you can time them better to avoid major penalties. 

Offense Xbox One PS4
Skating, Shooting, Pass Aim L L
Hustle Press L L3
Glide L Release L Release
Vision Control Hold LT Hold L2
Wind Up – Shoot R Pull Back, R Push Forward R Pull Back, R Push Forward
Fake Shot R Pull Back, Release R Pull Back, Release
Pass RT R2
Stronger Pass Hold RT Hold R2
Win Faceoff R R
Saucer Pass RB R1
Deke <-R / R-> <-R / R->
One-Touch Dekes L + LB L + L1
Spin LT L2
Leg Kick Push R R3
Dump Puck RB + R R1 + R
Line Change B / X O / ▢
Boardplay Hold Y Hold △
Cancel Pass While Holding LB L1
Backhand Toe Drag Push R + R Push R + R
Backhand Toe Drag Flip Push R + R + RB Push R + R + R1
Left Handed One Hand Deke Backhand + LB + R Backhand + L1 + R
Right Handed One Hand Deke Backhand + LB + R Backhand + L1 + R
One-Handed Tuck Backhand/Forehand + LB + RB <-R/R-> + L1 + R1
Between-the-Legs Shot LB + Push R + R L1 + R3 + R
Between-the-Legs Pass LB + Push R + RT L1 + R3 + R2
Between-the-Legs Saucer Pass LB + Push R + RB L1 + R3 + R1
Protect Puck A X
Chop Puck Push R + R R3 + R
Quick Plays D-Pad Directional Buttons
Defense Xbox One PS4
Skate L L
Switch Player RT R2
Manual Switch Player Hold RT + R Hold R2 + R
Cancel Manual Switch Player Hold RT + LB Hold R2 + L1
Manual Switch Player (Last Player back) Hold RT + Push R Hold R2 + R3
Vision Control Hold LT Hold L2
Body check R R
Poke Check RB R1
Sweep Stick Hold RB + R Hold R1 + R
Chop Puck Press R + R R3 + R
Pass Block+Sweep Stick LB + <-R / R-> L1 + <-R / R->
Stick Lift A X
Hip Check Press R + LB R3 + L1
Block Pass LB L1
Dive/Block LB + RB L1 + R1
Initiate/Accept Fight Y + Y △ + △
Boardplay Hold Y Hold △
Initiate Net Battle Hold Y Hold △
Line Change B / X O / ▢
Tie Up Player’s Stick Hold A Hold X

Hybrid Controls

The Hybrid controls are very popular among players who have been a part of EA’s NHL series for many years as well as those who play the other EA Sports titles. They allow for a more traditional use of the symbol buttons, such as B to produce a slap shot or X for a wrist shot. 

The Hybrid controls also come with an element from the Skill Stick controls, as you can use the right analog to manipulate the skater’s stick to deke and shoot. 

Offense Xbox One PS4
Skating, Shooting, Pass Aim L L
Pass A X
Slap Shot B O
Wrist Shot X
Cancel Shot Hold LB Hold L1
Saucer Pass RB R1
One-Touch Dekes LB L1
Vision Control LT L2
Backhand Toe Drag Push R + R R3 + R
Backhand Toe Drag Flip Push R + R + RB R3 + R + RB1
Left Handed One Hand Deke Backhand + LB + R Backhand + L1 + R
Right Handed One Hand Deke Backhand + LB + R Backhand + L1 + R
One-Handed Tuck Backhand/Forehand + LB + RB Backhand/Forehand + L1 + R1
Between-the-Legs Shot LB + Push R + R L1 + R3 + R
Between-the-Legs Pass LB + Push R + RT L1 + R3 + R2
Between-the-Legs Saucer Pass LB + Push R + RB L1 + R3 + R1
Defense Xbox One PS4
Switch Player A / RT X / R2
Manual Switch Player Hold RT + R Hold R2 + R
Cancel Manual Switch Player Hold RT + LB Hold R2 + L1
Manual Switch Player (Last Player back) Hold RT + Push R Hold R2 + R3
Poke Check RB R1
Body Check B O
Dive/Block LB + RB L1 + R1
Stick Lift X
Block Pass Hold LB L1
Initiate/Accept Fight Y + Y △ + △
Boardplay Hold Y Hold △
Initiate Net Battle Hold Y Hold △

Goalie Controls

Playing as the goaltender can be a very difficult task, and yet it’s one of the most important in the team. The most integral elements are being able to be mobile while in the butterfly. Holding RT will set your goalie into the butterfly position while moving the right analog will allow you to move between the posts. 

Goaltender Controls Xbox One PS4
Pull/Replace Goalie LT + View Button L2 + Touch Pad Button
Toggle Manual Goalie LB + A L1 + X
Move Goalie L L
Precision Modifier LT L2
Free Skate A X
Pass Puck RT R2 / X
Poke Check R R
Change Camera View View Button Touch Pad Button
Cover Puck Y
Butterfly Hold RT Hold R1
Hug Post Left LB + <-L L1 + <-L
Hug Post Right LB + L-> L1 + L->
Hug Post (VH) LB + <-L/L-> + RT L1 + <-L/L-> + R2
Dump Puck R R
Diving Poke Check X + L ▢ + L
Stack Pads B + <-L/L-> O + <-L/L->
Spread V X + Pull L ▢ + Pull L
Butterfly Slides <-R/R-> <-R/R->
Diving Save X + <-L/L-> ▢ + <-L/L->
Leave Puck for Teammate LT L2
Paddle Down Pull R Pull R

The best way to find your preferred style is to give them a go in games, so keep this guide open on your phone or tablet to consult while you try out new skills and controls on the ice. 

[zombify_post]

admin

a