I installed the game without any problem and tried to run it. It goes to the first blue screen with the EA logo and NHL09 on it, but freezes there with large black pixel lines running horizontally through part of the screen. The only way to close it is to bring up task manager and end the nonresponsive program. I checked that I meet the system requirements. I have:
Windows XP (Professional SP2)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (driver version up to date - 1/12/2010), 256MB
... I got my brother to try installing it on his computer and it runs fine, so I know there's no problem with the installation (and I also tried reinstalling it on my computer).