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Best NHL 24 Goalie tips and tricks

Protect the goal!

While Goalie is one of the most difficult positions to play, it can be a rewarding experience. Here are the best tricks for playing Goalie in NHL 24.

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Whether you play Goalie in Franchise, Be a Pro, World of Chel, or Clubs, you will need some skill as the last line of defense for your team. Other positions are fun, but I like playing Goalie because the position controls bring fresh gameplay to NHL 24.

Before I dive into my tips, below are all the essential controls you need to know about:

ActionXboxPlayStation
Pull/Replace GoalieLB + Back ButtonL1 + Back Button
Toggle Manual GoalieLB + AL1 + A
MoveLeft StickLeft Stick
HustleClick Left StickClick Left Stick
ButterflyHold RTHold R2
Hug Post LeftLB + Left Stick leftL1 + Left Stick left
Hug Post RightLB + Left Stick rightL1 + Left Stick right
Hug Post (Vertical/Horizontal)LB + Left Stick direction + press RTL1 + Left Stick direction + press R2
Leave PuckPress LTPress L2
Diving SavePress X + Left Stick directionPress Square + Left Stick direction
Diving Poke CheckPress X + Left Stick upPress Square + Left Stick up
Stack PadsPress B + Left Stick directionPress Circle + Left Stick direction
Spread VRight Stick away from puckRight Stick away from puck
Butterfly SlidesRight Stick lateral to puckRight Stick lateral to puck
Poke CheckRight Stick upRight Stick up
Cover PuckHold YHold Triangle
Free SkatePress APress X
Dump PuckMove Right Stick up (with puck)Move Right Stick up (with puck)
Pass PuckPress RTPress R2
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As the Goalie, your one job is to prevent the offense from scoring, but that is easier said than done. When playing Goalie, you will first need to know what areas need to be covered. Nets covered by Goalies typically have five holes that offenses will shoot at. The best way to cover is to know where the offense is shooting from and angle yourself to cut off the most amount of space to shoot into the net.

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Use the Hug Post actions to cover the angles to block shots coming at you. For high shots, your glove will automatically shift to where the puck is going, so you only have to position yourself correctly.

For low shots, you have a few different moves to potentially block the goal. If you think the shot is going between your legs, use the Butterfly action to prevent the shot from going through the open area. You can also use the Spread V or Butterfly Slide actions to cover more space but will leave the top half of the goal wide open.

You will also want to keep an eye on your stamina. The new Exhaust System will drain your stamina the more shots on net your opponents get, so make sure to position yourself well to deter opponents from taking more shots on goal.

Overall, to get better at playing Goalie, you should get comfortable with the controls, practice covering angles during games, and improve your Hockey IQ to understand plays and where shots will most likely be coming from.

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