Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has a 5050 chance to land on the cover of EA Sports NHL13 video game.
On Tuesday, the company announced on its Twitter page that Rinne had bested the New York Islanders' John Tavares in the semifinals of an NCAA tournament-style bracket challenge based on fan voting -- NHL13 Cover Vote -- and will face off against Philadelphia's Claude Giroux for the right to be on the cover.
The voting, which takes place on NHL.com, will end on June 4. Through the quarterfinal round, 19.5 million votes had been cast. The winner will not be announced until June 20 at the NHL's annual awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
For a second year in a row, Rinne also is a finalist for the league's Vezina Trophy, which is given to the NHL's top goaltender, as voted by the general managers, so it's possible he will walk away with two awards that night.
To promote the candidacy of the 6-foot-5 Finnish goalie, the Predators have used social media and in the semifinal round the...