EA SPORTS and NHL.com announced today that Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux and Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne have been selected by the fans as the two finalists in the EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Vote sponsored by BlackBerry.Giroux and Rinne narrowly beat out Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin and New York Islanders forward John Tavares, respectively, in the tightest round of competition yet. Fans have cast more than 23 million votes on NHL.com thus far in the campaign, including nearly four million votes in the semifinal round.
Beginning today until June 4 at 11:59pm ET, fans can vote an unlimited number of times at http://www.nhl.com/covervote for their choice for the EA SPORTS NHL 13 Cover Athlete. The winner will be unveiled at the 2012 NHL Awards on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas. The 2012 NHL Awards will be televised at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network in the U.S and on CBC in Canada.
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.