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It’s Brodeur vs. Bobrovsky in NHL ’14 cover vote final

May 27, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

MartyBob

The goalies have it, apparently.

For the first time since 1997, a goalie will grace the cover of EA Sports NHL franchise as New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur and Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky advanced to the finals of the ’14 cover vote on Monday.

The last cover goalie was then-Florida netminder John Vanbiesbrouck for NHL ’97.

Released in the fall of ’96, that game came on the heels of Vanbiesbrouck carrying the upstart Panthers to the Stanley Cup finals — he posted a .932 save percentage and 2.25 GAA in 22 games as the Panthers beat the Bruins, Flyers and Penguins before losing to Colorado in the Cup finals.

In the ’14 cover vote, the two goalies advanced by beating forwards in the semifinals.

Brodeur beat out Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk while Bobrovsky defeated Hart Trophy nominee John Tavares.

If you’d like to get in on the voting, head to NHL.com/CoverVote to cast your vote to determine who will grace the cover of NHL 14. Voting ends June 2 and the winner will be announced during the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

  1. shoobiedoobin - May 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    It’s EA sports. I’d be more shocked if this WASN’T rigged, to be honest.

    I mean c’mon, Wayne Simmonds over Evgeni Malkin? Bobrovsky over Tavares? Brodeur over Datsyuk? LLLOOOLLLLLLLL riiiiight.

  2. charlutes - May 27, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Lol, worst game cover in sports history. Washed up old man vs nobody. Don’t bother throwing Bob’s stats at me. He’s a nobody. Whoever gives him the big contract will regret it.

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - May 27, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Ill still be making a custom Pens cover for my copy once its out

  4. acorp11 - May 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    How many votes do you think Jay Onrait has gifted Bobrov? Vote Brodeur!!

  5. frankiesweep - May 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    And when Bobrovsky is playing in the KHL next season, EA will really look foolish for rigging this….

  6. jacketsfan7 - May 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    At Charlutes , totally , I bet your numbers are so much better , he’s only a vezina finalist , a nobody calling a rising star a nobody , what a joke

  7. thomasvanek - May 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    It will be brodeur because the NHL would look like a fool if Bob wins it and goes to the KHL

  8. jimw81 - May 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    remember when voting for Bobrovsky on twitter, it’s hashtag #KHLBobrovsky

  9. jacketsfan7 - May 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    What if he doesn’t go to the khl , then you’ll all look like idiots

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