How the @NHLBlackhawks #StanleyCup triumph unfolded on Twitter

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The @NHLBlackHawks defeated the @TBLightning 2-0 to capture the #StanleyCup in six games, capping a finals packed with top Twitter moments on and off the ice.

Chicago turned to Twitter to celebrate with their fans:

 

Athletes joined in on the convo:



As did celebs:


Of course, fan reactions on Twitter help tell the emotional impact of the #StanelyCup. The #MyPlayoffsMoments hashtag was used early – and often – to capture cheers, jeers and plenty of photo and videos memories.


Ultimately, the @NHLBlackHawks fan reactions told the true story as their team captured their third #StanleyCup title in six years.


Twitter was once again the best source for real-time reactions and game highlights. This year also marked our first Stanley Cup Final Amplify program, where followers of @NHL were treated to top-quality highlights of the best #StanleyCup moments, presented by Scotiabank (@ScotiaHockey). Check out this collection to see some of the best @NHL highlights and other videos from the series, such as this great highlight:

Here are moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation in the series:

  1. End of series: @NHLBlackhawks win the #StanleyCup
  2. Patrick Kane (@88PKane) goal in third period of Game 6 puts Chicago up 2-0
  3. End of Game 1: @NHLBlackhawks defeat @TBLightning 2-1

These were the most-mentioned players on Twitter during the series.

@TBLightning

  1. Ben Bishop (@Benbishop30)
  2. Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91)
  3. Andrei Vasilevskiy

@NHLBlackHawks

  1. Corey Crawford
  2. Brandon Saad (@BSaad20)
  3. Antoine Vermette

And this data visualization below shows how fans around the world Tweeted about the Blackhawks over 590,000 times during game 6. Notice the peak as time expired: 

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Twitter TV activity and reach data for the U.S. market will be available from Nielsen here tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

Congrats to @NHLBlackHawks for their continued greatness on the ice – and, of course, on Twitter.