How the first half of the NHL season played out on Twitter

Entering the All–Star break, P.K. Subban has more mentions this season than any other NHL player. 
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Twitter revealed data on Thursday showing how the first half of the NHL season has played out on the platform. 

The data showed the season’s most popular tweets and unique moments to illustrate the 2015–16 campaign entering the All–Star break.

Twitter also captured what the NHL standings and top player list would look like if they were based on mentions during the season’s first half, with the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban leading the way.

A Washington Capitals tweet showing Alexander Ovechkin's 500th goal was the most–retweeted tweet of the season so far. 

Along with the data, Twitter launched its Nashville-themed emojis on Thursday for Sunday’s All–Star Game, as well as tips for following the game on Twitter, including hashtags to use.

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