Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators is battling with Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers. Yes, they’re both nominated for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender but they’re up against each other for another “trophy” as well.
Rinne and Lundqvist are trying to become the first goaltender to grace the cover of the EA Sports NHL video game franchise since John Vanbiesbrouck back on NHL 97.
“I’ve always been a big video game player and I love that game,” Rinne said. “A lot of times, that’s the reason you buy the game, who’s on the cover. And usually it’s one of the very top players in the NHL so it’s an honor.”
The voting is done by the fans and, through Wednesday, May 23, you can vote for Rinne as many times as you want. And he’s going to need your help. Not only is Lundqvist still playing (his Rangers are in the Eastern Conference Finals), but he plays in the largest media market in North America which, obviously, equals more votes.
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