NHL 13 Cover Vote: EA, NHL.com Team Up For First Ever Event

Football fans have long had the opportunity to vote on which star would grace the cover of EA Sports' Madden game series, and now hockey fans get the chance as well. EA announced on Thursday that they're partnering with NHL.com to present the NHL 13 Cover Vote.

The voting takes place, bracket-style, at NHL.com. Two players from each NHL team will go head-to-head against one another in the Round of 60, with one player from each team advancing. EA Sports will select two wild card picks on their own as well. First round voting opened Thursday morning and will continue through April 11.

Second-round voting, which will be held from April 12 to April 22, is not bracket-style. Fans will select 16 of the 32 remaining choices, and the top 16 vote-getters will advance to the third-round. From April 24 to June 6, those 16 winners will return to the bracket-style and ultimately a winner will be crowned.

You can vote an unlimited number of times. Here's a list of the first round match-ups:

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

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