Preds goaltender Pekka Rinne moved on to the Semifinals round of the EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Vote, edging Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp in Round 1 and NY Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in Round 2. Voting for the Semifinal Round runs from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28.
Rinne is matched-up against NY Islanders forward John Tavares in the semifinals. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin are matched head-to-head in the other semifinal. Rinne is not only the lone goaltender remaining in the field, but the lone player representing a team from the Western Conference. Winners of the two semifinals will meet in a final voting to determine the cover player for the EA Sports NHL 13 game.
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.
Click here to learn more about the NHL '13 Cover Vote.