Apps to Help Fans Connect With Their Favorite NHL Teams

Now that the National Hockey League (NHL) teams have begun the 2013-14 regular season, it’s time for hockey fans to get psyched up and get their smartphones synced up for the games ahead.

With live scores and stats, schedules and standings, player profiles and video highlights, NHL GameCenter™ keeps fans in the know for all things NHL. Verizon Wireless tablet and 4G LTE smartphone owners also receive free access to the premium version, including live radio broadcasts, in-game highlights, condensed game replays and a host of exclusive content.

For those who like to hit the ice themselves, NHL Hardest Shot™ turns smartphones into radar guns to measure slap-shot speed. Fans can even post their speeds to Facebook and Twitter to show how they might match up to Zdeno Chara’s NHL-record 108.8 MPH slap shot.

Fans who want to test their knowledge of records like Chara’s, can download trivia apps that cover specific NHL players, teams and more. There’s even an app for predicting the future. With NHL PrePlay™, fans can make picks on the outcome of every faceoff, power play and penalty shot. And when it comes to managing fantasy teams, @NHLfantasy offers the latest tips and insights via Twitter.

Many NHL teams in both the Eastern and Western Conference offer their own apps as well. Hockey devotees can search for their favorite teams in the Google Play app store to download.

Eastern Conference

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Florida Panthers

Montreal Canadiens

New Jersey Devils

Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Washington Capitals

Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks

Calgary Flames

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

San Jose Sharks

St. Louis Blues

Vancouver Canucks

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