Claude Giroux is going to win the NHL 13 cover voting. There’s no way around it. He was the leading vote getter two weeks in, and has now received one of two number one seeds for the round of 16 voting. Now through May 2, you can vote for Claude against Montreal’s P.K. Subban.
Scott Hartnell, a two seed, who was defeated by Giroux in the opening round but then given a “wild card” (because he was likely still near the top in votes), will face Tyler Seguin of the Bruins.
The winner of each of those matches will face each other, which means that again Giroux and Hartnell will battle it out (who is doing the seeding here?!).