#NHLFaceoff: The wait is over

By Christopher Doyle
Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The moment hockey fans have spent months waiting for is finally here. Tonight, the @NHL drops the puck on another season with the #NHLFaceoff. While the action plays out on the ice, follow along with the best hockey in the world on Twitter.

Join the hockey conversation

The best way to stay connected is to follow @NHL for highlights, score updates, analysis and behind-the-scenes photos and videos. You’ll also want to jump into the conversation with #NHL, #NHLFaceoff and matchup-specific hashtags, such as tonight’s opening slate of games: #TORvsMTL, #BOSvsPHI, #CGYvsVAN and #LAKvsSJS.

You can find all of the @NHL teams on Twitter here.

And you can find NHL players on Twitter here.

#IsItOctoberYet, a fan-generated hashtag, became a rallying cry for hockey fans everywhere awaiting the puck to drop on a new season. When the calendar flipped to October, @NHL posed a new question to hockey fans:

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Follow @NHL official broadcasters for all the action on the ice

In Canada, Rogers (@Sportsnet) takes over the broadcasting rights for the @NHL. Tweet “@Sportsnet#schedule” to get an instant reply Tweet, then select your favorite team and download the entire NHL schedule on your phone, to never miss a moment. @Sportsnet will also send out one custom hockey highlight per day. Follow along with the @Sportsnet opening night conversation using the hashtag #PuckDrop.

In the U.S., hockey returns to NBC. Follow @NHLonNBC and @NBCSports to stay connected to the hockey action. Look out for custom videos, player selfies, #RivalryNight and visit the NBC NHL All Access site for all things social.

Most-followed and -mentioned NHL teams and players:

If it were solely up to Twitter followers, here’s how the top @NHL teams would rank:

#NHLFaceoff: The wait is overAnd here are the most-followed @NHL players:

#NHLFaceoff: The wait is overThese were the most mentioned @NHL teams during the off-season (since July 1):

#NHLFaceoff: The wait is over

And these were the most mentioned @NHL players during the off-season (since July 1):

#NHLFaceoff: The wait is over

Join the conversation, cheer on your favorite @NHL teams and Tweet to @TwitterSports who you think will be the last @NHL team standing.