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This might be the most amazing thing about ‘NHL 13′: Making Sidney Crosby fly

Greg Wyshynski
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EA Sports' NHL 13 prides itself on realism. Among the additions to the game this season were a physics-based skating engine and "Full Limb Control" for goaltenders, which may not be available if you're using the Leafs.

But once in a while, you're reminded that you're playing a video game. Like when Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is skating down the boards and your defender steps up, hip checks him … and sends him flying into Row H, Section 117. Behold, the Hercules Check!

That's right: Hit a player with a hip check as your player is leaving on a line change, and you can send your opponent into the lower bowl, onto the runway to the dressing room or on your coach's head.

Dom & John of 2BC Productions posted this clip as a reaction to Robertofool's glitch discovery on EASports.com. Like any good scientists, they sought to recreate the results before they passed judgment — which they did on Crosby, Devin Setoguchi of the Minnesota Wild and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers.

(Watch the Nuge hit — the game features coaches who cover their faces when players are flying at them. Hilarious.)

Suggestion for NHL 14: Smoke trails and a small explosion when they land in the stands. Oh, and if the game is in Philly or Boston, the player gets bludgeoned by the fans. This might also be a good place to have Mike Milbury as a secret character, with atomic shoe attack once you unlock him.

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