As hockey’s biggest stars took to the ice in Columbus, Ohio and scored a record-setting 29 goals during the annual #NHLAllStar game, fans followed all the action on and off the ice on Twitter.
And wow, what a game it was:
@Sportsnet in Canada and @NHLonNBCSports in the U.S. served as the official broadcast partners and they took fans behind all of the action on Twitter too.
These were the top three most-Tweeted moments during the #NHLAllStar game:
These were the most-mentioned players during the game:
And below are the top 10 most-Retweeted Tweets from the game:
Before Sunday’s big game, the annual skills competition dominated the conversation on Twitter. The @NHL used #NHLBreakawayFanVote to let fans decide who they’d like to see compete in the @Honda Breakaway Challenge. Fans were able to vote directly within a Tweet:
During the Breakaway Challenge itself, fans could vote for who should be deemed the winner by using a hashtag for their favourite player:
In the end, Ryan Johansen took home the title:
At Friday night’s All-Star Fantasy Draft, league star Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) made his intentions clear, wanting to be picked last to win a new car:
After missing out at the Draft, Ovechkin’s next chance at winning new wheels was being the All-Star Game MVP, which he tweeted about and to which @Honda responded:
Turns out his intentions were altruistic all along. When @Honda learned that he wanted to donate the car to the Washington Ice Dogs (@SHWIceDogs), even though he wasn’t named MVP, they still gave him a new car which he promptly donated to the good cause:
This year’s NHL All-Star Weekend festivities also featured more video on Twitter than ever before, with fans getting access to alternate and unique camera angles:
Let’s slow down Shea Weber’s hardest shot:
St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott (@KidElls1) took the art of the selfie to a whole new on-ice level during the skills competition, which became the most-Retweeted Tweet during the all-star weekend festivities:
He wasn’t the only one getting in on the selfie act:
In Canada, official NHL broadcaster @Sportsnet took fans behind the scenes with a Twitter Mirror. The result was some fantastic content, see them all here:
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