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Curry, fans make push for EA SPORTS NHL 17 cover vote

NBA MVP, Warriors pump up Sharks' Pavelski; Blues spread word for Tarasenko

by Patrick Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The EA SPORTS NHL 17 Cover Vote reached its final Twitter Thursday, and high-profile fans, including NBA MVP Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, were featured in tweets supporting the two finalists: San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski and St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

Eight stars were selected to represent their NHL and World Cup of Hockey teams in a competition to become the EA SPORTS NHL 17 cover athlete and it's down the Pavelski (Team USA) and Tarasenko (Team Russia). Voting closes Monday at 3 p.m. ET. The cover winner will be revealed June 22 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

The Warriors sent out a tweet featuring a video of Curry with a Pavelski bobblehead.

Tweet from @warriors: Tonight is Game 7 & #NHL17Pavelski needs your vote ��RT to support the @SanJoseSharks! #BayAreaUnite pic.twitter.com/6GO91fnhc

The San Francisco 49ers are trying to push Pavelski over the top against Tarasenko and in Game 7.

Tweet from @49ers: It's Game 7 in the Shark Tank and #NHL17Pavelski needs your vote. RT to support @SanJoseSharks! #BayAreaUnite pic.twitter.com/R3B6DZQQw

The Oakland A's posted a similar message.

Tweet from @Athletics: We like beards. So RT to put Joe Pavelski on the cover of a video game. #NHL17Pavelski #BayAreaUnite pic.twitter.com/bwR4FjGc4w

The Tarasenko side has been no less verbose, with Blues fans channeling their excitement about their team's trip to the Conference Final into voting for the wing.

Tweet from @willh5689: #NHL17Tarasenko #lgb

The Blues mascot Louie reminded everyone of the stakes Thursday.

Tweet from @LouieSTLBlues: Great day to get @tara9191 double votes to be on the cover of @easportsnhl blues advance now help him do the same Retweet #nhl17tarasenko

Tarasenko double voted for himself Thursday morning.

Tweet from @tara9191: Great win thanks @StLouisBlues fans, we are not done yet! #NHL17CoverVote #NHL17Tarasenko #NHL17Tarasenko pic.twitter.com/ghOFRWd7i9

The Blues official Twitter is enticing fans with the chance to win a signed Tarasenko jersey for all fans who use the hashtag #NHL17Tarasenko.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: RT for your chance to win this jersey! And get more chances every time you tweet #NHL17Tarasenko #NHL17Tarasenko pic.twitter.com/ETm8hu4CDI

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