Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was one of the top-16 vote getters in the EA Sports NHL '13 Cover Vote contest, which moves Rinne into the Round of 16 single-elimination vote. Rinne earned a No. 3 seed in Bracket #2 and will go head-to-head against No. 6 seed Patrick Sharp of Chicago.
Voting for Bracket #2 will run from May 3-10, 2012.
The winner of the Rinne/Sharp head-to-head will face the winner of the Eberle/Tavares head-to-head in the Quarterfinals from May 18-23. The Semifinals will run from May 24-28 and the Finals from May 29-June 4.
The winner of the cover vote campaign will be unveiled as the EA SPORTS NHL® 13 Cover Athlete at the 2012 NHL Awards™ on June 20 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas.