@LAKings #StanleyCup Final win plays out on Twitter

By Christopher Doyle
Saturday, 14 June 2014

The @NHL#StanleyCup Final came to an end tonight, with the @LAKings defeating the @NYRangers in a thrilling double-overtime classic. And throughout the entire series, the nail-biting competition, dramatic overtimes, clutch goals and big hits played out on the ice, and on Twitter.

While the series was won 4-1 by the @LAKings, the games were very competitive, resulting in over 2.2 million Tweets around the world containing terms related to the #StanleyCup Final during the live telecasts of each game.

The three most-tweeted about moments of the series were:

  1. Kings win Stanley Cup in double overtime on Alec Martinez goal (Game 5)
  2. Kings win in double overtime on Dustin Brown Goal (Game 2)
  3. Kings win in overtime on Justin Williams goal (Game 1)

Here’s a snapshot of Tweets from throughout the #StanleyCup Final:

While the Kings won the series pretty convincingly, the roar of each team’s fan base on Twitter was very loud. Below are the most-mentioned @LAkings players on Twitter since the series began.

  1. Jonathan Quick
  2. Justin Williams
  3. Marian Gaborik

And here are the most-mentioned @NYRangers players on Twitter since the series began:

  1. Henrik Lundqvist
  2. Marty St. Louis
  3. Beniot Pouliot

@NHL players turned to Twitter to congratulate the @LAKings:

And some couldn’t hide their jealousy:

Celebrities also joined the conversation:

While the drama on the ice is over for this season, there’s plenty more thrilling sports action to follow on Twitter, including the remainder of the #NBAFinals and — of course — the entire #WorldCup.