Twitter will hit new heights this Spring as the puck drops on the 2017 #StanleyCup playoffs. 16 teams will vye for the #StanleyCup with five Canadians squads returning to the playoffs after a quiet 2016 for Canada’s @NHL teams.
The Washington Capitals (@Capitals) enter the playoffs as the league’s top ranked team, led by All-Stars Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8), Nicklas Backstrom (@backstrom19) and Braden Holtby (@Holts170). Look for the conversation around the #Caps and other NHL teams to spike on Twitter in the coming weeks.
The Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) captured the #StanleyCup in 2016 with the #Pens and their captain Sidney Crosby emerging as the most mentioned team and player on Twitter during the playoff run.
For the #StanleyCup finals between the @penguins and the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), these were the five most mentioned players on Twitter:
Keep tabs on Twitter during the entire #StanleyCup playoffs for the fan reactions and to-the-second highlights from your favourite @NHL players and teams.
2016/2017 Regular Season Recap
This past @NHL season was full of ascending superstars and the re-emergence of several top franchises. Twitter told the story of what’s happened on and off the ice across Canada and the U.S.
These were the five most mentioned NHL teams on Twitter during the 2016/2017 regular season:
These were the five most mentioned NHL players on Twitter during the 2016/2017 regular season:
Keep tabs on Twitter throughout the #StanleyCup playoffs and beyond for the latest in what’s happening in the @NHL.