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Toews and Kane participate in NYC EA NHL 11 launch

Tuesday, 09.07.2010 / 8:22 PM / News

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Toews and Kane participate in NYC EA NHL 11 launch
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks teammates and recent rivals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, will face off again Wednesday afternoon, this time on the streets of Manhattan at the NHL Powered By Reebok Store. The reigning Stanley Cup Champions will challenge each other to a live trick shot competition and a rematch on the virtual ice to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the world's leading hockey videogame franchise, EA SPORTS NHL, and the launch of the latest game NHL 11.

The action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET as Toews, the Hawks captain, 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP and EA SPORTS NHL 11 cover athlete, battles Kane, cover athlete of EA SPORTS NHL 10, for bragging rights in the trick shot competition on 47th Street/6th Ave. Following their competition, Toews and Kane will hold an autograph session in the store from 3 - 3:30 pm ET. The first 100 fans to purchase NHL 11 from the NHL Powered By Reebok store also will have the opportunity to have their game autographed by Toews and Kane.

With bigger hits, broken sticks, faster dangles, and all-new game modes NHL 11 is set to deliver the most realistic and complete hockey experience ever seen in videogames. Toews appears on this year's cover of NHL 11; Kane graced last year's cover. For the past 20 years, the EA SPORTS' NHL franchise has been at the forefront of the golden era of console sports and has a long history of working with hockey legends. In June, EA SPORTS celebrated the 20th anniversary of the award-winning franchise in conjunction with the unveiling of Toews as the NHL 11 cover athlete.

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