If you're jumping into NHL 21, then you've no doubt been experimenting with the various moves and dekes you can pull off in the game. These are some of the best ways you can blow past an opponent, or score a goal on a goalie that is keeping you off the scoreboard. Some of these are more difficult than others, so you might want to head into practice mode to work on the button combinations and get the muscle memory down. If you plan on playing this game for a while, you should really make sure to learn all of these moves!
While this isn't the most effective move against the computer, it does sometimes fake out human goalies, so it can be valuable in multiplayer!
Completing The Kucherov
To do The Kucherov in NHL 21, for a left-handed player all you need to do is press L1 or LB depending on your console. Press the left stick to the right and then immediately afterwards press the right stick to the left. For a right-hander, you need to do mostly the opposite. Press the L1 or LB button, then press the left stick to the left and immediately flick the right stick to the left to complete the move. The puck will pretty much drift to the right if you're left-handed, and to the left if you're right-handed. It's not a powerful shot on the goal, it's more of a move that will trip up the goalie.
To make a shot on goal, if you are left-handed, you will want to start on the right of the goal and head to the left as you get close enough to make your shot. This will then drift the puck to the right for your shot. If your player is right-handed, you would do the opposite, and start on the left and go to the right when you want to shoot the puck.
The key to making a goal with this move is timing the shot. I highly recommend checking out the video below for a look at timing it correctly: