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     NHL 2002 
     Game Guide for Playstation 2 
    By: Thrasherz06
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    |               Table of Contents               |  
    | Legal Disclaimer . . . . . . . . [LDISC]      |   
    | Introduction . . . . . . . . . . [INTRO]      |
    | Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . [CNTRL]      |
    | Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . [STRGY]      |
    | NHL Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . [TEAMS]      |
    | Tasklist . . . . . . . . . . . . [TASKS]      |
    | Credits. . . . . . . . . . . . . [CRDIT]      | 
    |_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _|
    
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    Legal Disclaimer                        [LDISC]
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         This guide was created by me in Ontario Canada. Copyrightę 2008 
    Brent Skipper. Absolutely nothing in this guide may be reproduced 
    without consent from me. You may contact me for consent at 
    B_Skipper.06@hotmail.com. Absolutely no spam emails are tolerated. If 
    you wish to host this guide on your website, you may, but please notify 
    me first. Nothing in this guide may be sold for any type of profit. 
    Thank-you.
    
    *Note: To save ink, do not print this guide unless you want to waste. 
    This guide is all over when you print it and is not set up well. Print 
    at your own risk.*
    
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       Introduction                            [INTRO] 
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         Hello, and welcome to my guide on the game, NHL 2002. This guide 
    is based on the Playstation 2 format. Firstly, I would like to say that 
    I do not include Version Histories due to the fact I like to type a 
    guide out all in one day. With that out of the way, this guide will let 
    you in on all the secrets of NHL 2002, including the different tasks 
    you can complete. Enjoy the guide. and remember, 'Be the Hero'.
    
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    Controls                                [CNTRL]
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    Main Menu:
    D-Pad [Up/Down]    - Pick Item
    D-Pad [Left/Right] - Toggle Teams
    X Button/Start     - Select Item/Next Screen
    Triangle Button    - Go Back
     
    Player With Puck:
    Triangle Button    - Deke
    Square Button      - Shoot
    Circle Button      - Speed Burst
    X Button           - Pass
    X Button           - Saucer Pass [Hold X Briefly]
    L1 Button          - Spin Left
    R1 Button          - Spin Right
    R2 Button          - Change Line
    
    Player Without Puck:
    Triangle Button    - Big Hit
    Square Button      - Poke Check
    Circle Button      - Speed Burst/Body Check
    X Button           - Change Player/Faceoff
    
    Fighting:
    Square Button      - High Punch
    X Button           - Uppercut
    
    Goalie with Puck:
    Square Button      - Clear Puck
    X Button           - Pass 
    
    Goalie without Puck: 
    Circle Button      - Save Puck
    Select Button      - Control Goalie
    
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    Strategy                                [STRGY]
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    Player Symbols:
    
    Target -
    The target means that player is a sniper. This player has very fast 
    shots and they are very accurate. These players are very dangerous, so 
    watch out.
    
    Hockey Stick -
    The hockey stick means that player is a Big Shooter. They are the best 
    players to shoot a one timer with, and if you do a slapshot with this 
    player, it will be guaranteed to be over 90 Miles per Hour.
    
    Hammer -
    This player is a very hard hitter. Use the big hit [triangle] button 
    when you dont have the puck and this player will drop someone in a 
    snap.
    
    'H' on a Shield-
    This player is your key player to use. These players are heroes, and 
    will only be at hero status in the 3rd period if you are tied or 
    losing, or in the overtime period.
    
    Types of Shots:
    
    Wrist Shot -
    Wrist shots are the basic shot in the game that requires no more than a 
    tap of the shoot [square] button. 
    
    Slapshot -
    Slapshots are best preformed with a Big Shooter. This shot is very fast 
    and is done when you hold the shoot [square] button down for a couple 
    second and release.
    
    Backhand -
    This shot is the same as a wrist shot except your player shoots 
    backwards.
    
    One Timers -
    This is the shot you want to preform. A 'One Timer' is a shot that 
    consists of two players and a puck. The first player passes the puck to 
    the second, and a second players shoots the pass. This shot will go in 
    about 50% of the time, at least for me it does.
    
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    NHL Teams                               [TEAMS]  
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     |_____________Eastern Conference:____________|
    
                 Atlanta Thrashers             Boston Bruins              
    Buffalo Sabres              
                 Overall     - 75              Overall     - 80           
    Overall     - 82
                 Scoring     - 72              Scoring     - 76           
    Scoring     - 80 
                 Defence     - 74              Defence     - 77           
    Defence     - 81
                 Goaltending - 78              Goaltending - 83           
    Goaltending - 84
    
                 Carolina Hurricanes           Florida Panthers           
    Montreal Canadiens                   
                 Overall     - 80              Overall     - 77           
    Overall     - 80
                 Scoring     - 76              Scoring     - 74           
    Scoring     - 76
                 Defence     - 77              Defence     - 73           
    Defence     - 80
                 Goaltending - 84              Goaltending - 83           
    Goaltending - 87
    
                 New Jersey Devils             New York Islanders         
    New York Rangers
                 Overall     - 84              Overall     - 78           
    Overall     - 79
                 Scoring     - 79              Scoring     - 76           
    Scoring     - 76
                 Defence     - 81              Defence     - 76           
    Defence     - 77
                 Goaltending - 91              Goaltending - 73           
    Goaltending - 81
    
                 Ottawa Senators               Philadelphia Flyers        
    Pittsburg Penguins
                 Overall     - 82              Overall     - 84           
    Overall     - 78 
                 Scoring     - 76              Scoring     - 79           
    Scoring     - 73
                 Defence     - 81              Defence     - 78           
    Defence     - 74
                 Goaltending - 92              Goaltending - 71           
    Goaltending - 82
    
                 Tampa Bay Lightning           Toronto Maple Leafs        
    Washington Capitals
                 Overall     - 79              Overall     - 80           
    Overall     -
                 Scoring     - 71              Scoring     - 78           
    Scoring     -
                 Defence     - 75              Defence     - 79           
    Defence     -
                 Goaltending - 90              Goaltending - 79           
    Goaltending -
                      
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     |_____________Western Conference:____________|
    
                 Anaheim Mighty Ducks          Calgary Flames             
    Chicago Blackhawks
                 Overall     - 81              Overall     - 79           
    Overall     - 79
                 Scoring     - 75              Scoring     - 72           
    Scoring     - 75
                 Defence     - 78              Defence     - 78           
    Defence     - 76
                 Goaltending - 90              Goaltending - 86           
    Goaltending - 82
    
                 Colorado Avalanche            Colombus Blue Jackets      
    Detroit Red Wings
                 Overall     - 84              Overall     - 79           
    Overall     - 84
                 Scoring     - 79              Scoring     - 75           
    Scoring     - 79
                 Defence     - 81              Defence     - 74           
    Defence     - 77
                 Goaltending - 93              Goaltending - 84           
    Goaltending - 97
    
                 Dallas Stars                  Edmonton Oilers            
    Los Angeles Kings
                 Overall     - 88              Overall     - 82           
    Overall     - 82
                 Scoring     - 86              Scoring     - 77           
    Scoring     - 78
                 Defence     - 84              Defence     - 78           
    Defence     - 79
                 Goaltending - 93              Goaltending - 90           
    Goaltending - 84
    
                 Minnesota Wild                Nashville Predators        
    Phoenix Coyotes
                 Overall     - 78              Overall     - 81           
    Overall     - 82
                 Scoring     - 72              Scoring     - 76           
    Scoring     - 79
                 Defence     - 74              Defence     - 76           
    Defence     - 74
                 Goaltending - 90              Goaltending - 94           
    Goaltending - 82
    
                 St. Louis Blues               San Jose Sharks            
    Vancouver Canucks
                 Overall     - 83              Overall     - 84           
    Overall     - 80 
                 Scoring     - 78              Scoring     - 81           
    Scoring     - 78
                 Defence     - 78              Defence     - 81           
    Defence     - 79
                 Goaltending - 90              Goaltending - 89           
    Goaltending - 79
    
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    Tasklist                                [TASKS]
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    Level One Tasks: 
    200 Beginner; 400 Easy; 600 Medium; 800 Difficult
    - Connect 10 passes in a period
    - Get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd star selection
    - Score a goal
    - Score a 2 on 1 goal
    - Score on a rebound
    - Score with a big shooter 
    - Score with a Hero
    - Win 10+ faceoffs in a period
    - Score a goal with 2 different players
    - Get 10 shots on goal in a period
    - Score first goal of the game
    - Stop 10 opposition shots
    - Get full team emotion
    - Win 1 faceoff
    - Intercept a pass
    - Score 2 goals with one player
    - Score 3 goals
    - Win a game
    - Get 1 big hit
    
    Level Two Tasks:
    300 Beginner; 600 Easy; 900 Medium; 1200 Difficult
    - Get a shutout
    - Get 15 hits in a period
    - Get 5 big hits by one player
    - Score a shorthanded goal
    - Score on a breakaway
    - Get 2 or fewer penalties in a game
    - Get the game tying goal
    - Score a natural hat trick
    - Score a deflection goal
    - Get a +\- rating of 4 for one player
    - Win an overtime game in the playoffs
    - Finish first in playoff GAA 
    - Score 20 goals with one player in a season
    - Win 3 consecutive road games in a season
    - Win the EA Sports trophy in season mode
    - Win the All-Star game in season mode
    - Win 1st in your conference in season mode
    - Win 1st in your divison in season mode
    - Win 1st in your 16 team tournament pool
    - Win the Bronze Medal in tournament mode
    
    Level Three Tasks:
    400 Beginner; 800 Easy; 1200 Medium; 1600 Difficult
    - Score in the opening 30 seconds of any period
    - With one player, get a goal, assist and a penalty
    - Score on 3 shots in an OT shootout
    - Complete 50% of your powerplays in a game
    - Finish a game with an 80% penalty kill rate
    - Win a playoff game in an OT shootout
    - Win all your playoff road games
    - Get a shutout in a playoff game
    - Lead the league in goals for in playoffs
    - Score 30 goals with one player in a season   
    - Win 5 consecutive road games in season
    - Win 75% of your conference opponent games
    - Win the Stanley Cup in season mode 
    - Win the Calder trophy in season mode
    - Win the Hart Memorial trophy in season mode
    - Win the Lady Byng trophy in season mode
    - Win the Maurice Richard trophy in season mode
    - Get 5 shutouts in a season
    - Finish with a GAA of 2.00 or below in a season
    - Get a +/- rating for 1 player of 40 or higher
    - Win the silver medal in tournament mode
    
    Level Four Tasks
    - Score a hat trick with 2 different players
    - Score a SHG and GWG with same player
    - Scire a SHG while being on a 5 on 3
    - Score on all 5 penalty shots in a shootout
    - Score on 1st shot of the game
    - Finish 1st in playoff scoring
    - Go undefeated in the playoffs
    - Lead the league in fewest goals against in playoffs
    - Win the Conn Smyth trophy in playoffs
    - Get at least 1 point with all your players in 1 game
    - Win the Norris trophy in season mode
    - Win the Presidents' trophy in season mode
    - Win the Selke trophy in season mode
    - Lead the league in penalty minutes in season mode
    - Get 1000 career assists with a created player
    - Score 500 career goals with a created player
    - Score 100 goals in 50 games with one player
    - Win back to back Stanley Cups
    - Win the gold medal in tournament
    - Beat Team Canada using Japan in tournament
    - Score 5 PP goals in 1 game
    
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    Credits                                 [CRDIT]
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         I'd like to thank GameFaqs for hosting my guides. I'd also like to  
    thank EA Sports for creating NHL 2002. I'd like to thank IGN for a 
    small amount of info used in this guide. This guide was created by me, 
    Thrasherz06, copyrightę 2008. Thanks.