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NHL 2K3

OFFENSE/FACE-OFF
X Button Draw puck
Square Button Change player
Circle Button Select center
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Direct initial pass

BASIC OFFENSE WITH PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Pass/Flip pass (hold X Button)
Triangle Button Dump
Square Button Shoot
Circle Button Speed burst
L2 Button Sidestep
L1 Button Protect puck
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Protect puck /Strategy modifier
Start Button Pause
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player/Aim shot/Direct pass
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional Button alternate
Combo #1 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #2 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #3 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #4 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #5 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

BASIC OFFENSE WITHOUT PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change skaters
Triangle Button Deflection/Dive
Square Button One-Timer/Hook
Circle Button Speed Burst/Check
L2 Button Sidestep
L1 Button Grab puck
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Grab puck/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional Button alternate
Combo #1 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #2 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #3 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #4 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #5 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

INTERMEDIATE OFFENSE/OFFENSE WITH PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Pass-Flip Pass (hold X Button)
Triangle Button Dump
Square Button Shoot
Circle Button Sidestep
L2 Button Sidestep
L1 Button Protect puck
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Speed burst/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player/Aim shot/Direct Pass
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #2 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #3 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #4 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #5 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

INTERMEDIATE OFFENSE/OFFENSE WITHOUT PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change player
Triangle Button Deflection/Dive
Square Button One-Timer hook
Circle Button Check/Pin
L2 Button Sidestep
L1 Button Grab puck
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Speed burst/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #2 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #3 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #4 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #5 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

ADVANCED OFFENSE/OFFENSE WITH PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Pass
Triangle Button Dump
Square Button Wrist/Snap shot
Circle Button Protect puck
L1 Button Action modifier
R1 Button Speed burst/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player/Aim shot/Direct pass
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Deke: Triangle + L1
Combo #2 Sidestep: Circle + L1
Combo #3 Flip Pass: X + L1
Combo #4 Slapshot: Square + L1
Combo #5 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #6 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #7 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #8 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #9 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

ADVANCED OFFENSE/OFFENSE WITHOUT PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change skaters
Triangle Button Deflection/Dive
Square Button One-Timer
Circle Button Check/Pin
L2 Button Grab Puck
L1 Button Action modifier
R2 Button Grab puck
R1 Button Speed burst /Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Hook: Square + L1
Combo #2 Sidestep: Circle + L1
Combo #3 Pull Goalie: L1 + R1 + Start
Combo #4 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #5 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #6 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #7 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

DEFENSE/BASIC DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change skaters
Triangle Button Block/Dive
Square Button Poke Check/Hook
Circle Button Speed burst/Check
L2 Button Sidestep
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #2 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #3 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #4 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

DEFENSE/INTERMEDIATE DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change skaters
Triangle Button Block/Dive
Square Button Poke Check/Hook
Circle Button Check
L2 Button Sidestep
L1 Button Grab Puck
R2 Button Sidestep
R1 Button Speed burst/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #2 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #3 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #4 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

DEFENSE/ADVANCED DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change skaters
Triangle Button Block shot (kneel)
Square Button Poke check
Circle Button Check
L1 Button Action modifier
R1 Button Speed burst/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control selected player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Sidestep: Circle + L1
Combo #2 Block Shot (Dive): Triangle + L1
Combo #3 Hook: Square + L1
Combo #4 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #5 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #6 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #7 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

GOALIE CONTROLS WITH PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Pass
Triangle Button Cover/Stand
Square Button Clear
Circle Button Leave puck
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control goalie direction
Combo #1 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #2 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #3 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #4 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

GOALIE CONTROLS/HOLDING PUCK
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Drop pass
Triangle Button Cover/Stand
Square Button Drop clear
Circle Button Drop puck
Combo #1 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #2 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #3 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #4 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

GOALIE CONTROLS WITHOUT PUCK BASIC/INTERMEDIATE
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change to skater
Triangle Button Save
Square Button Poke Check/Dive
Circle Button Check/Slash
L1 Button Best Stance
R1 Button Position goalie/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control goalie direction
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #2 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #3 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #4 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

GOALIE CONTROLS/ADVANCED
Directional Buttons Next defensive line (down)/Next offensive line (up)/Next play (right)/Previous play (left)
X Button Change to skater
Triangle Button Save
Square Button Poke check/Dive
Circle Button Check/Slash
L2 Button Best stance
L1 Button Stance modifier
R2 Button Best stance
R1 Button Position goalie/Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Control goalie direction
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Directional button alternate
Combo #1 Stacked Pads: Triangle + L1
Combo #2 Stance Up/Belly: Circle + L1
Combo #3 Stance Down/Back: X + L1
Combo #4 Diving Poke: Square + L1
Combo #5 Previous Defensive Line: Directional Button Down + R1
Combo #6 Previous Offensive Line: Directional Button Up + R1
Combo #7 More Aggressive: Directional Button Right + R1
Combo #8 Less Aggressive: Directional Button Left + R1

FIGHTING
X Button Duck/Avoid
Triangle Button Not Used
Square Button Punch
Circle Button Grab

PINNING
X Button Change player
Triangle Button Cancel pin
Circle Button Check
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player

PINNED
X Button Change player
Square Button Kick puck
Circle Button Elbow
Start Button Pause
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player

PENALTY SHOT CONTROLS (BASIC/INTERMEDIATE)
Triangle Button Deke
Square Button Shoot
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected player

ADVANCED PENALTY SHOT CONTROLS
Triangle Button Deke
Square Button Wrist/Snap shot
R1 Button Strategy modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move selected players
Combo #1 Slapshot: Square + L1