The NHL®14 Cover Vote Quarterfinals is now live with players competing in head-to-head matchups for a spot in the Semifinals. You can head to NHL.com/CoverVote to cast your vote for your favorite player. Click here to learn more about the NHL 14 Features.
Highlights from the last round (Final 16):
- The Battle of Pennsylvania: For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has been defeated by a Philadelphia Flyers player. Last year, Malkin lost to NHL 13 Cover Athlete Claude Giroux in the semifinals. This year, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds unseeded Malkin.
- As Close as they Come: less than 100 votes separated Edmonton's Taylor Hall and his opponent Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche.
- Two Maple Leafs Advance against Original SixTMRivals: strong Game Six performances from Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk helped push both players over their opponents, P.K. Subban and Tyler Seguin, respectively.
- Lucky Sevens: Every higher seeded player advanced with the exception of the #2 seed. Both P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin who entered the round with strong support from the previous round would eventually lose to #7 seeds.
Results from Round of 16 (winners in Bold)
(1) Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings) v (8) Mike Fisher (Nashville Predators)
(2) P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens) v (7) Joffrey Lupul (Toronto Maple Leafs)
(3) James van Riemsdyk (Toronto Maple Leafs) v (6) Tyler Seguin (Boston Bruins)
(4) Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) v (5) Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
(1) John Tavares (New York Islanders) v (8) Evander Kane (Winnipeg Jets)
(2) Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) v (7) Wayne Simmons (Philadelphia Flyers)
(3) Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) v (6) Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)
(4) Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) v Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks)
Here are the NHL 14 Cover Vote candidates and their match-ups for this round:
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NHL 14 Cover Vote Schedule
- Quarterfinals – May 13-19
- Semifinals – May 20-26
- The Finals – May 27- June 2
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