NHL 21 is a game made by and for hockey fans. There are a ton of references to awesome moments in hockey games, so you get to do them! Nikita Kucherov used a fake shot to sneak a puck by the goalie in 2018, putting his name on the NHL list of maneuvers. This move is crazy hard to pull off, in and out of the game. If you want to learn how to do the Kucherov in NHL 21, we’ve got your back!
How to Do the Kucherov in NHL 21
In order to do a Kucherov, you’ve got to work hard. Here’s a step-by-step process to perform this crazy move;
- Hold LB/L1, then shift the left stick either left or right. If you’re faking a left-handed shot, shift it to the right. Otherwise, shift it to the left.
- Move the right stick in the opposite direction that you shot in. So, left for left-handed, right for right-handed.
If you did it right, it should look like your player missed the puck during a lead-up towards the goal. Of course, you were in control of the shot the whole time. It will fire off in the direction that your right stick “wanted” it to go, rather than what your left stick asked it to do.
This move is pretty poor against AI opponents, who are better at following the puck than they are making logical decisions. And, in actual games, players might notice the move and defend against it correctly.
Even so, you’ve got a decent feint on your hands. If you have a fairly clear shot at the goalie, and your opponent seems to be nervous, this can really mess them up. However, with how hard it is to pull off in the heat of the moment, you might find that the sneakiness of the move isn’t worth the headache.