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Top NHL Social Media Posts From May 2018

The month of May not only played the role of host for rounds two and three of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but also some of the top social media posts from all around the NHL.

While Hooked on Hockey Magazine usually nominates 15 of the top social media posts, May was packed with too much entertaining action to limit this list to such a number.

Below are the top social media posts from the month of May. Perhaps one of your tweets made its way onto this list, too.

Full Coverage From HOHM

Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson got witty with the NHL Network during the Western Conference Finals.

The Washington Capitals posted this cool tribute video, after Alex Ovechkin and company finally defeated Sidney Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The New York Rangers weren’t skating in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, but Hay, the Broadway Blueshirts always know how to entertain the fans.

The NHL’s graphic design department has clearly taken flight with these awesome images, recently.

I guess Stan Fischler hasn’t retired, yet. But no one’s necessarily complaining, either.

Where would NBC Sports be without the legendary, Jeremy Roenick…JR proved he’s dedicated by rallying alongside the Winnipeg Whiteout in round two vs. the Nashville Predators.

Do you have to wonder if Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie is the next coming of JR for NBC Sports, right? He’s not only creative on the Caps’ power play or in the shootout — that’s for sure.

Short and sweet. The Stanley Cup had other things in mind moving forward while trolling its ex, Pittsburgh Penguins, on Twitter.

ESPN’s diehard hockey fan, Steve Levy, is usually good for at least one of these humorous tweets a week. The tweet came towards the end of the Nashville Predators no-show performance during the team’s (5-1) Game 7 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

WFAN’s Mike Francesa finally began tweeting after all these years of ranting over the radio airwaves. Francesa, who recently returned from retirement, was never known to be a hockey supporter by any means. Yet, he’s had some positive and intriguing NHL tweets since joining the platform. Welcome to the list, Mike.

‘Back afta‘ this.’

In case you didn’t know, MLB superstar and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, is from Las Vegas, Nevada. His Nationals have never won a World Series title, but perhaps one of his favorite NHL teams can inspire the power hitter.

Vegas’ mascot, Chance, didn’t hesitate to start trolling his fellow brothers after the Knights took down both the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks in the process of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. What a way to spend the offseason with that view, though.

Even after Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was told by the league to stop the face-licking nonsense during the playoffs, it didn’t prevent the agitator from trolling all fans once the B’s were eliminated during the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

You dog, you.

Bark-Andre, the dog, has been stealing potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner and Vegas goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury’s, spotlight lately.


While Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov wasn’t electrifying on the ice during the Eastern Conference Finals, at least this Instagram post was…does this remind anyone else of something straight out of an X-Men movie or cartoon? No? Oh well…


The NHL Network’s Tony Luftman was mind blown by Team USA’s solid performance at this year’s IIHF World Championships in Denmark.


Not only are the Winnipeg Jets and Blake Wheeler still seeing Marc-Andre Fleury in their nightmares, but this also may haunt Wheeler for a long, long time.

Now, this is awesome. Yet, this was the first time HOHM saw this trolling message…so Shawn Roarke earns the credit and takes home the “W” with this one. Welcome to the list, Shawn.

A Vegas bar, Beerhaus, trolls the Winnipeg Jets with a memorable sign. 

You tell ’em, Jamie. The NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch left us inspired after a troll tried to be ‘that guy’ and take her down over social media.

Remember when head coach Gerard Gallant was fired immediately after a loss while coaching the Florida Panthers during a road trip last season? AP Writer Tim Reynolds beat everyone to the punch with this memorable and bittersweet tweet right after the Knights punched their first-ever ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Honorary Mention

Oh, and apparently this guy picked a Vegas Golden Knights-Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Final for his NHL Bracket Challenge…

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Kyle McKenna covers the NHL for Hooked On Hockey Magazine. He can be reached on Twitter (@KMcKenna_tLT5

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Kyle McKenna is a freelancer covering the NHL for various online outlets, and is a social media specialist. McKenna has produced NHL content for sites such as about dot com & Elite Sports New York.
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