National Hockey Night is a good game that is head and shoulders above most ESPN/Konami releases. Unfortunately, it goes mano a mano with a great game in EA Sports' NHL 2001. In nearly all criteria, NHL 2001 holds the advantage. The ESPN game has decent player models, but they look absolutely bland compared to NHL 2001. The control has a nice ice feeling, but it doesn't give the tightness of NHL 2001. These flaws don't make Hockey Night a terrible title, but a game's got to face off against somebody. ESPN does offer more realism, but that actually makes the game less fun in comparison. Also, I don't like not being able to tweak the rules for an arcade-style contest. If NHL 2001 didn't exist, I'd be singing praises to Hockey Night. If Reiner wasn't such a little wuss, he may have been an NHL All-Star, though, so that means nothing. Spend your puck buck on EA's NHL 2001.