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NHL 14 trailer teaches you the basics of the new fighting engine

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The latest NHL 14 trailer offers up an explanation of the controls for the game's Enforcer Engine, the new fighting system implemented by developer EA Canada this year.

It's a great way to get a handle on the breadth and depth of options you have, both offensive and defensive, when you drop the gloves on the ice. You can watch the tutorial video above, and then try out what you've learned in the NHL 14 demo, which was released yesterday.

NHL 14 itself will be available Sept. 10 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out our story on the past, present and future of the NHL franchise.