EA SPORTS NHL 14 Cover Vote Hits Semifinals

The votes are in and the semifinals have been determined for the EA Sports NHL ’14 Cover contest.  One NHL player will become the new poster boy for the wildly popular video game that is EA Sports NHL ’14, set to be released in September.  For now, the competition rolls on with the semifinals that feature four superstars from around the league.

In the first semifinal, Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings takes on veteran netminder Martin Brodeur from the New Jersey Devils.

Brodeur took to the power of social media, via his Facebook page to propel himself past James van Riemsdyk of the Maple Leafs and secure his spot in the semis.

Meanwhile Datsyuk defeated Joffrey Lupul, also from the Toronto Maple Leafs in what EA Sports is calling the “hardest-fought battle of the round.”

The other semifinal has Sergei Bobrovsky from the Columbus Blue Jackets pitted against John Tavares from the New York Islanders.  Both players had an interesting quarterfinal matchup that saw the votes come down to the wire.

Tavares narrowly beat Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers who was looking to make it two years in a row that a Flyers’ player graced the cover of the game.  Last season Claude Giroux was the poster boy for NHL ’13.

Bobrovsky on the other hand upset Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers in their head to head matchup, continuing Bobrovsky’s “Cinderella run” according to EA Sports.

Now that the final four have been determined, it’s up to you the fans to help sort out who will advance to the final round and get one player closer to becoming the NHL 14 Cover Athlete champion.  You can vote as many times as you want by heading to NHL.com/CoverVote.  The voting for the semifinals will close on May 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET.

Courtesy of EA Sports – This year fans can double their voting power by using these player specific hashtags on “Twitter Vote Thursdays.” Each player specific hashtag used on Twitter on Thursdays will be counted as two official votes. Fans can join the conversation about the cover vote every day by using #NHL14CoverVote on Twitter and Instagram.

Don’t delay, vote now and help your favorite player of the final four make it to the finals.  The winner of the cover campaign will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Finals.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets Detroit Red Wings John Tavares Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils New York Islanders Pavel Datsyuk Sergei Bobrovsky

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