The Toronto Maple Leafs had an excellent chance of getting at least one player in the semi-finals of the EA Sports NHL 14 Cover Vote, but it was not to be. Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk were both in the final eight of the contest, but neither moved on to the next round.
Lupul was defeated by Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings and van Riemsdyk was beaten by Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. The Leafs were the only team to have two players that made it all the way to the last eight. However, getting by the popular Datsyuk and Brodeur was too much to overcome.
The semi-finals now has Datsyuk taking on Brodeur in the one matchup, and John Tavares of the New York Islanders going up against everybody’s favourite goalie Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the other. You can have your say on who makes it to the finals by voting up until May 26th at covervote.nhl.com. One lucky voter will win a trip to a 2013 Stanley Cup Final game.