EA Sports NHL 13 cover vote down to Round of 16

The EA Sports NHL 13 cover tournament has dwindled from a list of 60 NHL players to 32 to now the Sweet 16. After over 13 million votes between the two rounds, here are the matchups for the Round of 16:

Cool that some matchups tie-in with the current NHL playoffs with the Anze Kopitar/David Perron pairing and potentially Scott Hartnell versus Tyler Seguin depending on how the first round finishes up in the Eastern Conference. And, of course, voting kicks off a day before Henrik Lundqvist and Erik Karlsson battle in a Game 7.

Since he has a few days before he begins play in Round 2, we hope Hartnell is hard at work on more campaign material:

Beginning today and ending May 2, fans can vote for the Bracket A (left side) matchups. From May 3 to May 10 voting will be opened for the Bracket B (right side) pairings. The quarterfinalists will be announced on May 11, semifinalists on May 24 and final round voting will begin May 29.

Voting will take place at and fans can do so an unlimited number of times. A Twitter hashtag, #NHL13Cover, will also track the cover athlete tournament discussion. Updates and other content will also show up on the EA SPORTS NHL Facebook page.

Taking a look at the bracket, who do you see getting through to the final?

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