"There was something that caught my eye while going up against AI goalies throughout the day. Something was different when it came to shots beating them. That’s when I realized the AI goalies finally are able to fall victim to well place medium to long range shots going five hole at a reasonable rate. Something you just barely ever saw unless it was right on the crease in prior NHL games or a deflection.
There are those of you curious out there about the goalie fight experience. The first question I had was regarding OTP and the concern that it would turn into a case of opening faceoff and insta-goalie fight. Rest assured the NHL team had thought this situation over and it appears that goalie fights will not be allowed in OTP. There will not be computer versus computer goalie fights as well. Now if you manage to get a goalie fight going in club, you’re right wing will serve the 5 minute penalty for your goalie. This was one feature I was skeptical about seeing and I’m happy to say the development team is going in the right direction in implementing it."