Giroux Faces Malkin, Tavares Meets Rinne in EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Vote Semifinals

May 24, 2012 by

EA SPORTS and announced today that the semifinals matchups for the EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Vote, sponsored by BlackBerry, will be Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux versus Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and New York Islanders forward John Tavares against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.  Fans have cast more than 19.5 million votes to date.

Beginning today at, fans can vote an unlimited number of times for their favorite player to advance to the finals. The winner of the cover vote campaign will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas (7pm ET on NBC Sports Network in the U.S. and CBC in Canada).

NHL 13 Cover Vote Semifinals Breakdown

Bracket A

Claude Giroux vs. Evgeni Malkin

Bracket B

John Tavares vs. Pekka Rinne

NHL 13 Cover Athlete Voting Schedule:

  • May 24 – May 28: Semifinals
  • May 29 – June 4: Finals

The NHL 13 Cover Vote campaign, gives fans the opportunity to select the face of the EA SPORTS NHL franchise. Fans can create awareness for the campaign and their favorite player by using #NHL13Cover on Twitter.

About James Parkin

James has been holding a controller for most of his life and loves nothing more than a good gaming night with his wife, three dogs, and a good beer.

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