The voting for the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 14 is now down to eight players and James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul are still in the mix. Both players have tough opponents in this round though, as Lupul squares of against Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, and van Riemsdyk goes up against future hall-of-famer Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.
Each Leaf defeated a division rival in the last round to get to this point. Lupul got the better of P.K. Subban and JVR outlasted Tyler Seguin in the round of 16. You can participate by voting at NHL.com/CoverVote and this round will remain open until 11:59pm on May 19. The voting for the cover is unlimited.
Other quarterfinal matchups include Hart Trophy nominee John Tavares against Wayne Simmonds, and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers takes on Vezina candidate Sergei Bobrovsky.