Hockey fans can now get their fix through PlayStation Network as Sony announced today that NHL Game Center Live is now available for download as an application for PlayStation 3.

The service allows users to stream live HD games, full-length replays, and other classic games through the PlayStation 3. An annual subscription to Game Center Live costs $169, and the application for PlayStation 3 will cost $9.99. PlayStation Plus members will be able to download just the application for free.

"The addition of streaming NHL content continues the expansion of our library of movies and TV shows, original programming, music, live sports and access to social networks," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA.

"Through our partnership with the NHL, we are giving our customers another important choice to access and stream the content they want, when and how they want it."

Currently, this service is only available to those in the United States and Canada.

Additional features of NHL GameCenter Live include:
- Select from home and away broadcasts available in HD to follow your favorite team(s), even while they are on the road

- Follow the action from around the league with game updates in the live scoreboard and plan what games to watch using the full season calendar

- Make the most of your viewing experience with live stats, standings, player bios, and post-game highlights for all 2010-11 games

- Pause, fast-forward, rewind or simply jump to key points of interest for 2010-11 games using event data indicators displayed on-screen

- Easily flip between live video and browsing other NHL GameCenter application features, while the video still plays in the background.

Sinceramente no soy muy fan de este deporte, alguien que tenga pensando bajar esta aplicación para ver los partidos? Precios accesibles?