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Video Gaming: Patrice Bergeron (reportedly) wins EA Sports' NHL 15 cover vote

Patrice Bergeron has (reportedly) beaten out P.K. Subban in the final round of this year
Patrice Bergeron has (reportedly) beaten out P.K. Subban in the final round of this year's EA Sports cover vote, and will grace the case of NHL 15 this fall.
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Canucks fans, you may just have to embrace the 'B' for one purchase this fall.

Two-way honcho Patrice Bergeron has (reportedly) beaten out Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban in this year's EA Sports cover vote, and will grace the case of NHL 15 this fall.

Bergeron and Subban had fought throw a bracket that included Erik Karlsson, Logan Couture, T.J. Oshie of American Olympic fame, Drew Doughty, Phil Kessel, and Matt Duchene.

"I have fond memories of the game and I never thought I would find myself on the cover one day," the Bruins forward told RDS. "This is really special."

The win will be officially announced at tonight's NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

The finale between Bergeron and Subban was a battle between divisional rivals, but also opposing style. Here's Yahoo's Greg Wyshynski on the somewhat (ok, very) surprising result, if it's real:

"One is a considered the best defensive center in hockey, or at the very least its most dominant faceoff man. The other is a dynamic defenseman who puts up points and has charisma to match his explosive game. One doesn't even have a Twitter account, and the other has over 450,000 followers.

"So naturally, the defensive technophobe wins the cover vote."

And already, here's a fan's mockup:

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