The NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals on Twitter

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, clinching the title by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup, clinching the title by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night.

Christopher Doyle, who works on media partnerships for Twitter, shared some Stanley Cup stats from the social network in a blog post, along with highlighting some tweets from both teams.

According to Doyle, the most-tweeted-about moments during the sixth and final game of the Stanley Cup Finals were:

  1. Game six ends and the Penguins win the Stanley Cup.
  2. Sidney Crosby wins the Conn Smythe Award as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  3. Patric Hörnqvist scores an empty-net goal to seal the victory for the Penguins.

The three most mentioned Penguins players during the Stanley Cup Finals were:

  1. Crosby
  2. Evgeni Malkin (@malkin71_)
  3. Phil Kessel (@PKessel81)

The three most mentioned Sharks players during the Stanley Cup Finals were:

  1. Martin Jones (@martin_jones31)
  2. Patrick Marleau
  3. Logan Couture (@Logancouture)

The 16 teams that qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, listed in order of mentions during the postseason:

  1. @penguins
  2. @SanJoseSharks
  3. @StLouisBlues
  4. @NHLBlackhawks
  5. @TBLightning
  6. @DallasStars
  7. @Capitals
  8. @NYIslanders
  9. @PredsNHL
  10. @NYRangers
  11. @DetroitRedWings
  12. @NHLFlyers
  13. @LAKings
  14. @mnwild
  15. @FlaPanthers
  16. @AnaheimDucks

Finally, the 10 most-mentioned player accounts during the Stanley Cup Playoffs were:

  1. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars (@TSeguinOfficial)
  2. Malkin
  3. Couture
  4. Brent Burns, Sharks (@Burnzie88)
  5. Martin Jones, Sharks (@martin_jones31)
  6. Conor Sheary, Penguins (@csheary13)
  7. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (@JonathanToews)
  8. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings (@Datsyuk13)
  9. Joel Ward, Sharks (@JRandalWard42)
  10. Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators (@mikefisher1212)

Readers: Did you interact on Twitter during the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins Twitter account. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.