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Giroux, Rinne square off for EA NHL 13 cover

Tuesday, 05.29.2012 / 10:00 AM / NHL Fans

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The final showdown for the cover of EA Sports NHL 13 video game will come down to Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

More than 23 million votes have been cast -- far surpassing the 19.7 million that voted on the Madden NHL 13 video game -- including nearly 4 million in the five-day voting period for the semifinals. In the tightest voting yet, Giroux narrowly edged the Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, while Rinne finished just ahead of the New York Islanders' John Tavares.

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NHL 13 final four set - Giroux, Malkin, Tavares, Rinne

Thursday, 05.24.2012 / 10:00 AM / NHL Fans

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL fans have spoken, and in record numbers, as the final four choices to be the cover athlete for EA Sports NHL 13 are set -- Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, New York Islanders center John Tavares and Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.

Voting in the semifinals is open now, and runs through May 28, at NHL.com/covervote. One side of the bracket features Malkin against Giroux, while the other semifinal will have fans choosing between Tavares and Rinne.

So far, 19.5 million votes have been cast, more than the 13 million EA received in its Madden NFL 11 cover athlete campaign in 2010, the first year it allowed fans to determine the cover athlete.

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EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote quarterfinalists revealed

Friday, 05.11.2012 / 10:00 AM / NHL Fans

NHL.com

The Philadelphia Flyers may have been sent home from the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the second-round hurdle, but the club still boasts two players in the running to win the EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote, sponsored by Blackberry.

Forwards Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell are among the eight quarterfinalists announced Friday by EA Sports and the National Hockey League. They are joined by Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin, Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, Nashville's Pekka Rinne, Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers, John Tavares of the Islanders and Anze Kopitar of Los Angeles.

The quarterfinal voting, which begins Friday, will be split into two voting periods.

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Fans raise over $300,000 in Round 1 of Playoffs

Tuesday, 05.01.2012 / 4:19 PM / NHL Fans

NHL.com

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- NHL fans across North American have come together this playoff season to raise over $300,000 in the first round of Stanley Cup® playoffs. The 4th Annual Beard-a-thon®, proudly presented by Just For Men, encourages hockey enthusiasts to grow their own playoff beards for the 2012 Stanley Cup® Playoffs or pledge their favorite NHL players. In addition to participating in a great hockey tradition, beard growers are raising money for charities across the nation in a one of kind way.

In the past three seasons, over 25,000 fans have participated in the Beard-A-Thon® program raising over $1,100,000 for charity. This season, the goal is to raise an additional $1 million dollars for NHL team charities.

Currently, New York Rangers fans have led the way, raising over $80,000 for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, and Boston Bruins have all raised over $30,000 for local charities. All NHL Clubs are participating in the promotion

By receiving pledges, participants promise not to shave until their team wins the Stanley Cup® or is eliminated from the playoffs. Fans that are unwilling or unable, to grow playoffs beards can also pledge their favorite player, local celebrities, or build their own beard with the "Build-a-Beard” web application.

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Final 16 set for EA Sports NHL 13 cover vote

Wednesday, 04.25.2012 / 10:26 AM / NHL Fans

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The Sweet 16 has been set in the contest to pick the player who will be on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 13 video game.

With more than 13 million fan votes cast at NHL.com/CoverVote, the field has been cut to the final 16 players, with the first half of the bracket open for voting starting April 25, and running to May 2.

EA SPORTS NHL 13 COVER VOTE

The most interesting matchup in Bracket A is Art Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins facing Rocket Richard Trophy winner Steven Stamkos of the Lightning. The other matchups feature the Flyers' Claude Giroux against the Canadiens' P.K. Subban; the Flyers' Scott Hartnell against the Bruins' Tyler Seguin; and the Kings' Anze Kopitar against the Blues' David Perron.

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Beard-A-Thon raises over $200,000 in four days

Wednesday, 04.18.2012 / 6:29 PM / NHL Fans

NHL.com

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- Hockey fans across North American have come together this playoff season to raise over $200,000 in just 4 days for charity. The 4th Annual Beard-A-Thon®, proudly presented by Just For Men, encourages hockey enthusiasts to grow their own playoff beards for the 2012 Stanley Cup® Playoffs or pledge their favorite NHL players. In addition to participating in a great hockey tradition, beard growers are raising money for charities across the nation.

The program has already raised over $200,000 early in the playoff season in just 4 days. In the past three seasons, over 25,000 fans have participated in the Beard-A-Thon® program raising over $1,100,000 for charity. This season, the goal is to raise an additional $1 million dollars for NHL team charities.

Currently, fans of the New York Rangers lead the way, raising over $53,0000 for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Boston Bruins have all raised over $20,000 for local charities.

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