The game features: a new challenge mode--earn more player rewards like extra boosts of speed, shot power or accuracy, aggressiveness, and fighting; improved defensive AI; enhanced user control for shot blocking and body checks. Feel the game momentum change. Hear the excitement build! See it onscreen--player and team attributes increase after key goals or winning a fight. New camera angles let you watch up-close spectacular goalie saves, taunting, replays and post victory celebrations New Mo-Cap delivers real big hits, shots, skate cycles, dekes, and fighting moves seen in the game. Two types of player controls allow easy pick-up-and-play and advanced controls for die hard fans. NHL 2001 includes all 30 NHL teams and players, including the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild; and 20 International teams, including new teams Ukraine and Latvia.