The Detroit Red Wings advanced in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

And Pavel Datsyuk has been making his way through the EA Sports bracket, reaching the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year in the voting for the NHL game's latest cover athlete.

Last year, Datsyuk lost out to John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers was elected this year's cover.

This time around in the quarterfinals Datsyuk is facing off with Toronto's Joffrey Lupul.

Voting ends May 19.

Datsyuk could face off against either Toronoto's James Van Riemsdyk or New Jersey's Martin Broudeur in the semifinals.

John Tavares-Wayne Simmonds and Taylor Hall-Sergei Bobrovsky are the two other quarterfinal match ups on the other side of the bracket.