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Wings' Facebook page hits 500K followers

Monday, 04.18.2011 / 5:37 PM ET / Press Release
By Rick Bowness  - Public Relations Coordinator
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Wings\' Facebook page hits 500K followers
DETROIT -- The official Facebook page of the Red Wings surpassed the 500,000 mark in total followers this past weekend, making the reigning Central Division champs the sixth National Hockey League team to reach the half-million mark on the popular social networking website.
 
“We’re very pleased with the growth our social media outlets have seen this season,” says Red Wings director of marketing Rob Mattina. “In addition to more than doubling the number of Facebook followers we have, our official Twitter feed has become one of the most popular accounts in the NHL and serves as an outstanding conduit between the club and our fans. Vehicles such as these allow us to interact with our fans in a very direct and meaningful manner, and we will continue to explore new and exciting ways to engage our ever-growing audience and provide them with top-notch content and promotions.”
 
Detroit began the 2010-11 season with just over 200,000 followers on Facebook, with that number dramatically increasing in size in recent months thanks to a variety of integrated promotions with companies like AT&T and DMC as well as innovative endeavors such as the current ‘Create Your Moment’ viral video campaign, which has already attracted significant attention on the Red Wings’ official YouTube channel. Five Detroit players have also been a worldwide trending topic on Twitter this season – forwards Darren Helm (3/28/11), Mike Modano (3/21/11), Johan Franzen (2/2/11) and Pavel Datsyuk (10/8/10) as well as goaltender Chris Osgood (12/27/10). The Red Wings’ official Twitter feed currently has over 50,000 followers, making it by far the most popular account of any of Detroit ’s four major professional sports franchises.
 
As part of their ongoing commitment to social media, the Red Wings held a pair of ‘Tweet-Up’ gatherings in Boston and Nashville earlier this season, reserved exclusively for the team’s Facebook/Twitter followers in each city. Each event attracted more than 100 nonresident citizens of Hockeytown and gave fans the opportunity to meet and interact with their fellow Red Wings devotees. Furthermore, the team’s ongoing ‘DMC Social Media Fan of the Day’ contest has drawn submissions from over 2,000 fans in 15 countries, making it one of the most popular and diverse hockey-based promotions Web 2.0 has yet produced.
 
More information on the Red Wings’ social media efforts can be obtained by visiting the team’s official website at DetroitRedWings.com.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59