How do I stop getting stick lifted

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  1. pits200

    pits200 Registered User

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    The past two years I still haven't figured out how to pull away from a player in my defensive zone without getting stuck lifted from like 2 feet behind me. I'll get position and all I know is I can't pull away from the opposing player who is behind me fast enough. If I try passing, I get lifted and the pass goes nowhere. If I try skating away, I get lifted again.

    Drives me crazy. Also, same with if I steal the Puck with a stick lift, I know they are going to steal it right back by hitting stick lift 5644 times and never get called for a penalty. Am I missing something?
     
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    Protect the puck and be more elusive.
     
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    I've only played NHL 18 a few (I don't own a copy), but try to move your stick around? Like hold your stick as far as possible from the opposing players, then try to pass it to an available player or drop it further so you can distance yourself.

    It also depends on how you get the puck and where the opposing players are.

    If they are already on you as you get the puck, I'd either a) prepare to stick lift asap (as they will do and get the puck on their stick) or b)poke the puck away (especially if you have a faster player)
     
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    Stick & body position are really important.

    In NHL 19 especially, it's super important to put your body in between Dman and the puck - especially on zone entry. It's largely impossible to gain the zone on sheer speed anymore
     
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    Stick lifts are the most OP thing in EA NHL history its ridiculous
     
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