NHL 13 does a great job putting real life game scenarios into their “NHL Moments Live” feature. They announced tonight that they’ve added in last week’s Oilers / Kings game when Nail Yakupov tied the game with 4.7 seconds left in regulation, then slid across the ice on his knees in celebration (see the GIF below).
EA Sports commemorated this moment by adding a screenshot of Nail “Yakupoving”, but didn’t mention whether or not it’s actually featured in the game. We sent them a tweet asking them if the move is actually doable when he scores, and they replied with:
@franchise_mode Sadly not to the awesome extent that he does it.
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) February 1, 2013
So maybe it’s not as good, but shoutout to the NHL crew at EA Sports for recognizing this iconic moment in Oilers history.