Enjoy Live Ice Hockey Direct To Your PlayStation 3.

American sports are so weird. Regardless, it's cool to see Sony transforming its system into something of a portal for live sports, with the NHL Gamecenter application returning to the PS3 this week.

Non-NHL Gamecenter Live subscribers can enjoy a range of content, spanning post-game highlights, team schedules, standings, player stats and a full NHL scoreboard. But it's subscribers that get the full deal, with the option to stream every 2011-12 regular season game in High Definition on the PS3.

But that's not all. Subscribers will also be able to tune into full-length and condensed replays of any current season games they missed, as well as relive NHL history with unlimited access to over 800 classic games from NHL Vault.

The application can be downloaded from the "Media & Apps" category on the PlayStation Store. Subscriptions cost $159 up-front, or $19.95 in 8 monthly instalments.

For more information, visit the PlayStation Blog.