NHL 14 Cover Vote - Down to Eight

Posted May 14th at 12:00am.

The NHL®14 Cover Vote Quarterfinals is now live with players competing in head-to-head matchups for a spot in the Semifinals. You can head to to cast your vote for your favorite player. Click here to learn more about the NHL 14 Features.

Highlights from the last round (Final 16):

  • The Battle of Pennsylvania: For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has been defeated by a Philadelphia Flyers player. Last year, Malkin lost to NHL 13 Cover Athlete Claude Giroux in the semifinals. This year, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds unseeded Malkin.
  • As Close as they Come: less than 100 votes separated Edmonton's Taylor Hall and his opponent Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Two Maple Leafs Advance against Original SixTMRivals: strong Game Six performances from Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk helped push both players over their opponents, P.K. Subban and Tyler Seguin, respectively.
  • Lucky Sevens: Every higher seeded player advanced with the exception of the #2 seed. Both P.K. Subban and Evgeni Malkin who entered the round with strong support from the previous round would eventually lose to #7 seeds.

Results from Round of 16 (winners in Bold)

Left Bracket

(1) Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings) v (8)  Mike Fisher (Nashville Predators)

(2) P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens) v (7) Joffrey Lupul (Toronto Maple Leafs)

(3) James van Riemsdyk (Toronto Maple Leafs) v (6) Tyler Seguin (Boston Bruins)

(4) Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) v (5) Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)

Right Bracket

(1) John Tavares (New York Islanders) v (8) Evander Kane (Winnipeg Jets)

(2) Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) v (7) Wayne Simmons (Philadelphia Flyers)

(3) Taylor Hall (Edmonton Oilers) v (6) Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche)

(4) Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) v Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks)


Here are the NHL 14 Cover Vote candidates and their match-ups for this round:

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NHL 14 Cover Vote Schedule

  • Quarterfinals – May 13-19
  • Semifinals – May 20-26
  • The Finals – May 27- June 2

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