NHL 13 Cover Finalists Are Revealed

And then there were two. If you’ve been keeping up with the cover vote for NHL 13, then you’re likely to know that there are now two finalists in the wings to take the cover. We have forward Claude Giroux from the Philadelphia Flyers and Pekka Rinne, goaltender for the Nashville Predators.

According to the press release, it appears they just barely beat out Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and John Tavares of the New York Islanders for the final two spots.

The winner will be revealed at the 2012 NHL Awards after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals which are set to start tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th at 8 pm EST on NBC.

Beginning today until June 4th, 11:59 EST, fans can vote an unlimited number of times at http://www.nhl.com/covervote to decide who will grace the cover of NHL 13 when it hits stores this fall as the new season gets underway.

Check out some details below about some of the new features for the game.

EA SPORTS NHL® 13 promises the biggest change to the franchise since the introduction of the Skill Stick in NHL® 07. Headlined by all – new True Performance Skating, and supported by an innovative new A.I. system dubbed EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., NHL® 13 will deliver a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of NHL hockey.

‘Every Stride Matters’, the latest trailer for NHL® 13 can be viewed here.

In addition, NHL® 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live modes. NHL® 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe.