The vote for the cover athlete of EA Sports’ popular NHL 17 video game has come down to a pair of players who are actually facing off in the postseason: Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues.
If you feel confident one way or the other, why not place a bet?
Online shop Sportsbook is currently offering Pavelski as the -135 favorite with Tarasenko coming in at +105. Fan votes decide the cover athlete and there have already been a couple rounds of voting thus far.
Pavelski defeated Anze Kopitar in Round 1 and Connor McDavid in the second round entering the third-and-final round versus the Blues’ sniper.
Tarasenko beat out Victor Hedman in Round 1 and then Jamie Benn in Round 2.
The Sportsbook will be revealed live at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on June 22.