NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Heat Up on Twitter

The first round of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs is in full gear, and Jenna Dawn of Twitter posted a guide on the Twitter Blog so that hockey fans who use the microblogging network aren’t left in the penalty box.

The first round of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs is in full gear, and Jenna Dawn of Twitter posted a guide on the Twitter Blog so that hockey fans who use the microblogging network aren’t left in the penalty box.

The guide includes hashtags, lists, and hockey experts and news sources to follow. From Dawn’s post:

The @NHL is using Twitter to immerse fans in the journey to Lord Stanley’s Cup both on and off the ice throughout the playoffs. Indeed, following playoff hashtags on Twitter is like listening to a radio announcer while simultaneously hearing from passionate fans during the game.

The @NHL has built lists for the teams, players, and has even deemed some fans official by adding the most enthusiastic ones to a team fan list like this one, which follows nearly 70 Coyote devotees. As Tweets fly from the rink, you can sit back and watch the stream from wherever you happen to be, and get the scoop on important calls or moments as they happen.

Use the first three letters of each team’s city to track a specific game in the series. For example, to represent the Boston vs. Montreal dialogue, use the hashtag #BosMtl.

NHL Quick Lists: NHL Teams, NHL Players, NHL Media. Here’s a useful timeline by Sulia that shows top news from over 600 accounts.

News and pundits: @ESPN_NHL, @wyshynski, @TSNBobMcKenzie, @Real_ESPNLeBrun, @DarrenDreger, @OnFrozenBlog.