This guide will let you know how to Protect Puck in NHL 22.
To secure the puck, you will need to use the speed boost by pressing the L3 button from the controller. When you are using a speed boost, you will stretch out, so you have to avoid your opponent intercepting and make sure not to take any wrist shot, as shown in the image below.
You have to use the shoulder trick in which if your opponent is on your right shoulder; you need to go to the left. When creating some separation, you have to press the L3 button for a speed boost, as shown in the image below.
When you use the puck control, you will improve the chances of drawing penalties and most of the time, having a deke and somebody hit you will get a penalty in the match. You also will be able to control the puck by the defender, and it will get you the power play, as shown in the image below.
Now you need to go square with the offensive player, then you have to press the R1 button for a poke check, and you will be able to take possession of the puck. Then you have to press the R2 button and pass the puck to the other player, as shown in the image below.