The Stanley Cup Finally Joins Twitter and Gets a Special Emoji

Round one of the NHL Playoffs kick off today, as the battle begins to win the Stanley Cup. Aside from the fact only two Canadian teams are in the playoffs (Winnipeg Jets; Toronto Maple Leafs), the Stanley Cup has finally joined Twitter, with the handle @StanleyCup and a special emoji:

Stanley cup twitter

Recently, Twitter also shared some NHL data, specially the top 10 NHL teams with the most official mentions during the 2017-2018 regular season:

  1. Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights)
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins (@Penguins)
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs)
  4. New York Rangers (@nyrangers)
  5. Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks)
  6. Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins)
  7. Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL)
  8. Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL)
  9. New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils)
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning)

As for the most popular players with the most mentions this regular season? The top is none other than Canada’s own Sidney Crosby:

  1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
  2. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
  3. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
  4. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
  5. Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils
  7. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
  8. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights
  9. Rick Nash, Boston Bruins
  10. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

As for specific Canadian data, Twitter shared with iPhone in Canada our Canadian teams ranked by most mentions from the regular season, below:

  1. @MapleLeafs
  2. @CanadiensMTL
  3. @edmontonoiler
  4. @Canucks
  5. @NHLJets
  6. @NHLFlames
  7. @Senators

Below are the official hashtags for all 16 teams in this year’s playoffs:

#3elieve (Pittsburgh)
#EarnTomorrow (Philadelphia)
#NowWeRise (New Jersey)
#StandWithUs (Nashville)

Who’s taking down Lord Stanley this year? Time to place your bets.

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