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NHL 16 - Arena Atmosphere

Posted August 27th at 12:30pm.

Building off last year’s best-in-class Authentic Arenas, Distinct Team Arena Atmosphere in NHL 16 captures signature effects and props that are synonymous with arenas from around the league. 

Check out the four new screenshots. Scroll below for previously revealed images (separated by division) and stay tuned for more in the coming weeks! 

Anaheim Ducks – Honda Center

During the NHL Playoffs, Anaheim fans will ‘Paint It Orange’ at the Honda Center.

Boston Bruins – TD Garden

At the start of home games, fans at the TD Garden will pass around a large Boston Bruins flag throughout the arena.

Colorado Avalanche – Pepsi Center

During the pregame warmup, the intro prop in Colorado will now lift into the rafters before the puck drops at center ice.

Los Angeles Kings – Staples Center

The 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions have had their in-arena banners updated to show off their most recent accolades.

St. Louis Blues – Scottrade Center

After the Blues score in the Scottrade Center, LED lights will animate from the stanchions behind the net and fog will fire from the center ice scoreboard.

Previously Revealed

Atlantic Division Metropolitan Division
Central Division Pacific Division

Buffalo Sabres – First Niagara Center

The scoreboard at the First Niagara Center will now shoot smoke from the Sabres’ logo after the home team scores or wins a game. With a revamped roster, the Sabres will look to light the lamp a bit more in the upcoming season after finishing last in ‘Goals For’ in 2014-15.    

Detroit Red Wings - Joe Louis Arena

The Legend of the Octopus in Detroit is one of the oldest and most iconic traditions in the sport of hockey. That’s why we had to get Al The Octopus looking just right.

Tampa Bay Lightning – Amalie Arena

The lightning-throwing Tesla coils will now be seen and heard at the home of the Eastern Conference Champions after every home goal & victory.

Toronto Maple Leafs – Air Canada Centre

Updates to the banners at the Air Canada Centre now feature new artwork that commemorates the top players and teams from Maple Leafs’ history.

Carolina Hurricanes – PNC Arena

This 18,680 seat arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It hosted North Carolina’s first ever professional sports championship when the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006. That Stanley Cup banner, along with retired player numbers from this franchise can be seen hanging from the rafters of PNC Arena.

Columbus Blue Jackets – Nationwide Arena

The handcrafted Blue Jackets goal cannon makes its debut in NHL 16! When the puck goes into the visiting team's net, get ready to hear the BOOM as the cannon will go off followed by smoke exiting its full-scale barrel. 

New York Islanders – Barclays Center

Making its NHL debut this coming season, the Barclays Center is the new home of the New York Islanders. Located in Brooklyn, this multipurpose arena is one of the most uniquely designed sports centers and can hold up to 15,795 hockey fans.

Pittsburgh Penguins – CONSOL Energy Center

Home and away benches have been updated to ensure that players are situated on the correct side of the ice.

Washington Capitals - Verizon Center

Speaking of red, you’ll see a ton of it when you visit the Verizon Center during playoff time. Caps fans will #RockTheRed during the postseason as they cheer on their hometown Capitals.

Dallas Stars – American Airlines Center

The American Airlines Center is the home of the up-and-coming Dallas Stars. The arena now features new banners and the iconic Dallas Star prop.

Minnesota Wild - Xcel Energy Center

The Lighthouse in the Xcel Energy Center will blast a foghorn when the Wild score a goal and after a home ice victory.

Nashville Predators – Bridgestone Arena

At the start of home games, the intimidating symbol of the Nashville Predators will be lifted to the rafters as Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk welcome you to the broadcast.

Winnipeg Jets – MTS Centre

After waiting 19 years for playoff hockey, the Jets returned to the postseason in 2015 along with the traditional Winnipeg Whiteout. Witness the whiteout in NHL 16 for every home playoff game at the MTS Centre.

Calgary Flames - Scotiabank Saddledome

During playoff games, the C of Red will be going nuts when the Calgary Flames take to the ice. To make the experience even more authentic, fire will blast from the Saddledome flamethrowers after every goal.

Edmonton Oilers – Rexall Place 

At the start of home games, the Oil Rig in Edmonton will now lift into the rafters as the Oilers' players step onto the ice.

San Jose Sharks – SAP Center at San Jose

Visiting teams will never feel safe at the SAP Center at San Jose. At the start of each home game, the menacing shark head of San Jose will raise to the rafters and will exhale smoke after each home team goal and victory. When the Sharks go onto the power play, home fans will also engage in the popular Shark Chomp as the team gets ready to play with the man advantage. 

NHL 16 hits store shelves on September 15 in North America and September 17 in Europe, pre-order your copy today.

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