NHL 23 has a lot of fun dekes and moves players can use to make the game that much more entertaining. One has to be the Michigan "lacrosse goal" deke that has been taking the NHL by storm.
The Michigan goal became popular in the NHL after Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes pulled the move off in a game in 2019, however it originated in 1996 by Mike Legg of the University of Michigan. The goal was added into the EA NHL game saga in NHL 21, yet it is still one of the hardest goals to score.
How to do the Michigan Deke in NHL 23
To score the Michigan, players will need to have the puck on their forehand while moving the right stick left to right while holding R3 and L1 on the PlayStation. On Xbox, players will have the puck on their forehand while moving the right stick from left to right while holding R3 and LB.
Players must time this move right while skating behind the net. It's the timing of this goal that makes it so difficult.
Here is the Michigan goal in action from this past season:
This is definitely a creative goal that players will want to add to their skillset to succeed in NHL 23 when down low behind the net. On the other side of the ice, make sure you are always protecting the net incase someone tries to score a Michigan on you!