Follow the NHL action all season long

Thursday, 6 October 2011

This year’s @NHL season starts tonight and goes through June. Thanks to Twitter, hockey fans can check in on every angle of the action, anytime. Here’s how:

Follow the players.
No matter your allegiance, you can find a favorite player on Twitter. A few suggestions: Washington Capitals captain @Ovi8, New York Ranger @BrandonPrust8, San Jose Shark and Calder Cup finalist @LoganCouture, or Flyer @Max25talbot. Find more with the NHL’s players list.

Go behind the scenes.
The league’s Senior Vice President @NHLShanahan keeps fans up-to-date with the latest news on player suspensions and fines, including personal video explanations. Insiders @Real_ESPNLeBrun, NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun, and Canada’s @TSNBobMcKenzie share news, analysis and insight into the action. And if Fantasy Hockey is your game, stay informed with @NHLcomFantasy and @ESPNFantasy for tips and suggestions.

Get instant updates.
Turn on SMS notifications for your favorite accounts and make sure you never miss a goal all season long. You can learn about it here.

Follow the teams.
Every team in the NHL is on Twitter. Follow your favorites for updated scores, player information and news. Check out the full list below.

Atlantic: New Jersey Devils [@NHLDevils], New York Islanders [@NYIslanders] New York Rangers [@thenyrangers], Philadelphia Flyers [@NHLFlyers], Pittsburgh Penguins [@pghpenguins]

Northeast: Boston Bruins [@NHLBruins], Buffalo Sabres [@SabresDotCom], Montréal Canadiens [@CanadiensMTL], Toronto Maple Leafs [@MapleLeafs], Ottawa Senators [@NHL_Sens]

Southeast: Carolina Hurricanes [@nhl_canes], Florida Panthers [@FlaPanthers], Tampa Bay Lightning [@TBLightning], Washington Capitals [@washcaps], Winnipeg Jets [@NHLJets]

Central: Chicago Blackhawks [@NHLBlackhawks], Columbus Blue Jackets [@BlueJacketsNHL], Detroit Red Wings [@DetroitRedWings], Nashville Predators [@PredsNHL], St. Louis Blues [@St_Louis_Blues]

Northwest: Calgary Flames [@NHLFlames], Colorado Avalanche [@Avalanche], Edmonton Oilers [@NHL_Oilers], Minnesota Wild [@mnwild], Vancouver Canucks [@VanCanucks]

Pacific: Anaheim Ducks [@AnaheimDucks], Dallas Stars [@DallasStars], Los Angeles Kings [@LAKings], Phoenix Coyotes [@phoenixcoyotes], San Jose Sharks [@SanJoseSharks]

For even more suggestions, check out this list.