NHL 19 Walkthrough

5. NHL Threes & Miscellaneous In-Game Achievements

NHL Threes

From the Main Menu, go to NHL Threes and Select the Threes Now Mode.

When selecting your team, select Either Mascots West or Mascots East.

Simply play offline on Rookie difficulty to make it easier on yourself. All you need to do now is score at least one goal and win the game to unlock both the Costume Party & Mascot Winner achievements:

Costume Party in NHL 19
Score a goal as a Mascot in an NHL® Threes game.
  • Unlocked by 3,591 tracked gamers (21% - TA Ratio = 2.16) 16,916

Mascot Winner in NHL 19
Win a game as either Mascots West or Mascots East in a Threes Now game in NHL® Threes Mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,898 tracked gamers (11% - TA Ratio = 2.98) 16,916

Now you will want to switch to the NHL Threes Circuit 2.0 Game Mode.

Before completing this game mode which is time-consuming and sometimes boring, double check to see if you have a friend or a member of TA that has unlocked the Legends Circuit already (The Circuit King Achievement). You can save a lot of time by boosting with a co-op partner and skipping ahead of a lot of the achievements this way. I will explain more below, but if you don't know anyone who has the game, or you are the first one of your friends to complete the circuit this is how you unlock the achievements legitimately:

In order to get 3 stars against your opponents it is best to try and get a shutout or win in a blow out fashion. I would recommend turning the difficulty to Rookie and changing the settings so that the score limit is 4 or 5, then turn the money puck "On" so that you can easily score a handful of times and ultimately shut out your opponent 4 or 5 to 0, which will almost always guarantee you 3 stars and this achievement:

3 Star Performance in NHL 19
Complete and win an NHL® Threes Circuit Game with 3 Stars.
  • Unlocked by 3,441 tracked gamers (20% - TA Ratio = 2.21) 16,916

Continue to use the settings from the previous achievement to dominate and earn 3 stars in all of your games.

Put games on Rookie, turn the money-puck "On" and shutout opponents with a score limit of 4 while playing offline.

To unlock the following achievement you must defeat all 15 opponents in the Western Conference Circuit. Try to get 3 stars against every opponent, because if you collect all 45 obtainable stars in the Western Conference Circuit, you will unlock both the King of the West and the Star Collector achievements. If the achievement doesn't unlock immediately, go back to the select circuit menu and Select the Western Conference Circuit even after obtaining all 45 stars to unlock these:

King of the West in NHL 19
Defeat the final boss of the Western Circuit in NHL® Threes.
  • Unlocked by 1,292 tracked gamers (8% - TA Ratio = 3.61) 16,916

Star Collector in NHL 19
Collect all the stars in an NHL® Threes Circuit.
  • Unlocked by 831 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.49) 16,916

The Circuit King achievement is unlocked by winning the last game in the Legends Circuit against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni.

There are a total number of 64 games in which you must not only win but also Earn 3 Stars in each game which is not difficult to do if you play on Rookie and shutout teams on 4 Goal Score Limit. You'll need to complete both the Western Conference Circuit and the Eastern Conference Circuit, earning 3 stars in each game to unlock the Legends Circuit. From there, earn 3 stars in all of the Legends Circuit games, the achievement will unlock after you defeat the Montreal Canadians Alumni.

Like in the last iteration of the game, you can actually make this go a lot faster by boosting. You will need to play against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni on Online Co-op with a friend or TA member that has already completed the Legends Circuit.

Circuit King in NHL 19
Circuit King205 (30)
Win the final circuit trophy for NHL® Threes Mode.
  • Unlocked by 360 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 6.82) 16,916

For the last achievement, you must complete and win an online co-op game against the computer. Simply grab a friend or set up a session to set this up. It is even better if you can find someone who has completed the Legends Circuit, as you can knock out The Circuit King achievement simultaneously, but it just needs to be a win in any co-op game to unlock:

Cooperative in NHL 19
Complete and win an Online Co-op NHL® Threes Circuit Game.
  • Unlocked by 737 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.77) 16,916

Miscellaneous In-Game Achievements

For the Miscellaneous In-Game Achievements, a lot of them can be unlocked playing on different game modes. However, I will explain to you the easiest and quickest ways I've discovered to unlock them. I have organized them by the game mode I got them in, and suggest you do them in as well.

NHL Threes:

For Tee it Up, I found it easiest to unlock in NHL Threes on Rookie Difficulty.

When choosing your team, make sure you Position Lock by clicking in the cn_LS. I chose to be a Winger, but theoretically, you can play any of the three positions.

Using your position locked player, skate without the puck to the offensive zone and stay clear of defenders.

Press and hold cn_LT and move the cn_RS down to bring your stick back and prepare for a Slap Shot. When you receive the pass from your teammate, quickly move up on the cn_RS to shoot the puck. If you score, you will unlock:

Tee it up in NHL 19
Tee it up107 (30)
Score a goal with a manual one timer in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,311 tracked gamers (8% - TA Ratio = 3.57) 16,916

Keep playing using the same settings as before for the Tee it Up Achievement: NHL Threes on Rookie, Position Locked as a Winger.

To complete a manual saucer pass, simply press the cn_RB. If your teammate scores off of your assisted manual saucer pass you will unlock:

Manual Sauce in NHL 19
Get an assist from a manual saucer pass in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 3,058 tracked gamers (18% - TA Ratio = 2.34) 16,916

Extend the Twig can be unlocked on any game mode, but I continued to do this on NHL Threes Mode on Rookie.

Using a skater in the Defensive Zone, you will need to use your Defensive Skill Stick. To do so, you must hold down cn_RB and simultaneously move the cn_RS back and forth (left and right) to control your stick on Defense. Simply deflect an opponents' shot while doing this to unlock:

Extend the Twig in NHL 19
Deflect a shot with the Defensive Skill Stick in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 6,758 tracked gamers (40% - TA Ratio = 1.57) 16,916

Shootout Mode:

I got this playing NHL Threes Mode as well, but it may be even easier to do this in Shootout Mode on Rookie. Either way...

To perform a one hand tuck, you must skate towards the goalie (preferably on the left side) and move the cn_RS to the left, then simultaneously press cn_LB and cn_RB.

Simply score while doing this to perform a one hand tuck and unlock:

Tuck me in in NHL 19
Tuck me in100 (30)
Score a goal with a one hand tuck in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,501 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.34) 16,916

You can get Kids A Beauty on any game mode, but I recommend doing this on Shootout Mode on Rookie against a team with a bad goalie rating.

When shooting, skate towards the goalie and simultaneously hold down cn_LB and click in the cn_RS, quickly after, flick the cn_RS up to perform a shot, simply score (shooting between your skaters' legs) and this one is yours:

Kids a Beauty in NHL 19
Score a goal with a between the legs shot in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,637 tracked gamers (10% - TA Ratio = 3.20) 16,916

Go to Shootout Mode and start up an offline shootout using a strong team and play a CPU team with a weak goalie.

To flip the puck back against the grain from the backhand toe drag:

Skate towards the goalie and get as close to one of the goal posts as possible, then quickly click in the cn_RS, move the clicked in cn_RS downward and click cn_RB to shoot (flip the biscuit).

If you don't get it on your first try, go to quit, then rematch to try again. With enough repetition and luck, you will get one to go in, unlocking:

Flip Biscuit in NHL 19
Flip Biscuit209 (50)
Score a goal by flipping the puck back against the grain from the backhand toe drag in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 965 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 4.17) 16,916

Play Now Mode:

You can do this in any mode, but I just did a Play Now against the CPU on Rookie. You don't need to be position locked, but it can help.

To do a between the legs pass:

Click cn_LB and simultaneously click in the cn_RS, then pull the cn_RT.

Simply execute this pass and pick up an assist successfully doing so and you'll get:

Apple a Day in NHL 19
Apple a Day118 (30)
Get an assist with a between the legs pass in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,084 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 3.94) 16,916

Next, you'll want to play a game against the computer on Rookie difficulty with the shortest period length possible.

Play the game normally and score a goal, play defensively because you can't give up a single goal.

With a few seconds left in the 3rd period, pause the game and simply turn Goalie Mode "On". You will become the goalie for the remainder of the game and as long as you keep your shutout victory you will unlock:

Own the crease in NHL 19
Have a shutout and win a game as a user-controlled goalie in any mode.
  • Unlocked by 1,099 tracked gamers (6% - TA Ratio = 3.91) 16,916

Lastly, you will have to Knock the Gatorade Bottle off of your opposing goalies net. You may unlock this playing the game naturally up to this point, but if you don't, I recommend just scoring as many one-timers as possible until you get it. You can play any game mode, but one with a lot of scoring like Threes may be your best bet. Keep scoring goals top shelf and eventually, you'll get that pesky bottle to fall, unlocking:

Not My Bottle! in NHL 19
Knock off the opposing goalie's bottle from the net by scoring a goal.
  • Unlocked by 8,801 tracked gamers (52% - TA Ratio = 1.38) 16,916

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